Two Advance men facing off in new 151st House District
Friday, November 2, 2012
One Southeast Missouri race for the state House is based completely in Advance, Mo.
Ryan William Holder, a Democrat and field representative for the Laborers International Unit Local 1104, and Republican Dennis Fowler, retired superintendent of the Stoddard County Juvenile Detention Center and a longtime law enforcement officer, share the same locale but not political views.
"People in Advance have pretty much made up their minds about who they are going to vote for," said Fowler, while out knocking on doors and talking with business owners in Chaffee, Mo., earlier this week. "It's these others we have to get figured out."
The 151st House district covers Stoddard County and a small section of Scott County, including part of Chaffee.
Fowler said he believes voters receive his message well as he goes door-to-door because they agree there needs to be a limited role of government, which he staunchly supports, especially when it comes to health care and schools, he said.
Holder has said if elected he would fight politicians in Jefferson City who want to make the state right-to-work and supports any measures that would need to be taken in order to find a solution for fully funding the state's education system.