Missouri House race heats up in 47th district

7 months 2 days 19 hours ago Sunday, February 18 2018 Feb 18, 2018 Sunday, February 18, 2018 7:57:00 PM CST February 18, 2018 in News
By: Eric Graves, KOMU 8 Reporter

ROCHEPORT - With all 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives up for election this November, campaigns are getting started around Missouri.

Democratic candidate Adrian Plank is running to represent the 47th District and his campaign kicked off Sunday in Rocheport.

Plank gathered with supporters Sunday at the Rocheport General Store to share why he is running and what he plans to do if he gets elected.

“The biggest thing that needs to happen is we need to give our democracy back to the people,” Plank said.

Plank said he wants to get big money out of politics because politicians act to benefit campaign contributors most.

Plank also wants to create new agricultural industry opportunities for mid-Missouri.

Republican Chuck Basye is the current representative for the 47th district in the Missouri House and is running for a third term.

“I want to keep advocating for better jobs coming into mid-Missouri, I think the right-to-work law is going to be beneficial in the long run,” Basye said.

Basye says he will run to represent the 47th until someone beats him or he reaches the maximum term limit.

If he wins, he said he wants to continue advocating for better jobs and helping veterans struggling with physical and mental injuries.

He said he is also working on a bill designed to help families who have children with a developmental disability outside of the autism spectrum pay for services and treatment for these disabilities.

The general election for the Missouri House is on Nov. 6.

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