Thanks to my many supporters, volunteers and particularly my family, I was re-elected in an unprecedented 2nd primary on Monday September 24th. This time the margin was a bit more than my August 1 vote margin – the final tally was 1861 to 1766 with a 15.12% turnout.
I learned a great deal about the importance of voting in these two back-to-back primary campaigns. Each vote really does matter. As I continue to fight voter suppression efforts not just in Missouri but across the country, these 2012 primary elections highlighted the value of each and every vote.
Now the hard work begins as I prepare for my 3rd term in the state legislature. I will carry the voices of all the constituents I talked with this summer and fall as I leave for the Capitol in January. You spoke and were very clear. Now it’s up to me to fight, on your behalf, the extreme agenda as outlined by Tea Party House Speaker Time Jones.
I assure you – I will do my darnedest. I’m ready to continue representing the new 87th district. Thank you for trusting me to be your voice.