*The 97th General Assembly of Missouri officially begins at the swearing in of the legislators January 9 at noon. There will be new names and faces lining the halls and debating in the House Chambers. Plus we all are going to have to get use to new district numbers.
*I now transition from the District 157 Representative to District 146. Mine is one of the few district lines that changed only slightly. I will no longer represent any portion of Perry County. However, my contact information remains the same, and as always I want you to know that you can reach me at any time. I look forward to the next two years representing my friends and neighbors in Southeast Missouri.
*You can listen live to the January 9 swearing-in ceremony by visiting the Missouri House of Representatives website: www.house.mo.gov and clicking on the "Live Debate Audio" link (only it won't be debate -- this time anyway!). I encourage you to visit the site and especially the Home page where you can view profiles of all the new legislators. I encourage you to explore the web pages now so that when session begins and you need quick information regarding actions on a bill, you'll know just where to go. Of course don't hesitate to call my office, 573-751-6662, and my assistant will give you any up to date information you need.