Veterinarian launches campaign for Missouri House of Representatives

3 months 3 days 10 hours ago Sunday, April 15 2018 Apr 15, 2018 Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:37:00 PM CDT April 15, 2018 in News
By: Bryce Marlin, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - A veterinarian launched her campaign for the Missouri House of Representative District 44 seat Sunday.

Dr. Maren Bell Jones will run against current District 44 House seat, Rep. Cheri Toalson-Reisch, R-Hallsville. Toalson-Reisch will be running for her second term. The district includes cities like Centralia, Columbia, Hallsville and Sturgeon.

Jones said one of her goals is to represent the people of mid-Missouri.

“One thing I do seek to improve upon is the transparency and the availability of the representative to the people,” she said. “I want people to think that they can reach out to me with their concerns.”

She held her campaign kickoff at Como Smoke and Fire. Around 40 supporters attended the event.

“I want to make sure that we’re reaching to out folks who are not commonly heard in places both in the Columbia area as well as the outlying areas as well,” she said.

Jones said her veterinary and biological background will bring a different perspective.  

“Why aren’t more people trained in science in political office? They’re the ones that have to make decision regarding legislation, public policy, agriculture, academia, climate change and other environmental concerns — all of these are a really big deal,” she said.

Toalson-Reisch said her ties with Boone County and public service experience will benefit her and the people of the 44th District.

“I do believe that since my family has been in Boone County over 200 years, helped found MU in 1839, and that I have the worked in public service for 36 years, that I have the experience, background and knowledge of the District to best serve them,” Toalson-Reisch said.

Toalson-Reisch said she will continue to serve the District as best as she can in a possible second term.

“I will use common sense approaches to every bill that is presented and how it will affect them and the State’s role in good government,” she said.

The vote for the House of Representative seat is November 6, 2018.

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson has directed state agencies to coordinate ways to assist Missouri counties affected by... More >>
1 hour ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:27:55 AM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The United States Air Force (USAF) Band of Mid-America is partnering with Columbia Parks and Recreation to present... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
(CNN Money) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:33:00 AM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
MARIES COUNTY - At the City of Belle Fair, officers arrested a sex offender carrying a stun-gun Wednesday night. ... More >>
7 hours ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:47:00 AM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man who was shot to death on Sunday after shooting three Kansas City police officers... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:33:33 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
MANSFIELD (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper who was shot in southwest Missouri has been released... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:28:02 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Run-down buildings, scuffed up sidewalks and empty lots are what people first see when they exit off I-70... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:23:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The white former interim police chief of St. Louis is alleging discrimination based on race in... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:20:28 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Japanese beetles are swarming mid-Missouri in the tens of thousands, wreaking havoc on gardens, crops and trees. ... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:18:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Missouri next week to deliver his first address as president to the annual... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:13:07 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - On Wednesday, Governor Parson issued an executive order putting nearly half of the counties in Missouri under... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:12:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri state representative has unblocked a critic from her Twitter account after he sued. ... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:10:32 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City-area woman has been charged with letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter. Twenty-five-year-old... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:12:46 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
HARRISBURG - A town rocked by tragedy continues to heal after the man responsible for the car crash that killed... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:57:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
MILLER COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse, and charges were filed in the... More >>
20 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:05:32 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Different sides reacted Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a wind energy project.... More >>
21 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:37:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Democratic Party filed an appeal to the ruling from a Cole County judge dismissing a... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:59:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
FULTON - In the span of one month, law enforcement responded to nine car crashes on Route F between Boone... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:40:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
1pm 81°
2pm 86°
3pm 88°
4pm 91°