Prior to their swearing into their new offices the freshman faces of the Missouri’s legislator spent time on the road touring schools, farms and businesses across the state. Approximately 60 of Missouri’s newly elected representatives spent two weeks speaking with community members and professionals on key issues facing them in the upcoming session. In southeast Missouri they visited several farms and Three Rivers Community College. Students spoke on the importance of their education despite the lack of funding community colleges receive. Newly elected 148th District Representative Holly Rehder tells KZIM-KSIM for many there were a lot of new experiences. Rehder adds this time spent with fellow legislators allowed them to create bonds she hopes carries into the halls of the capital to make the best decisions for constituents. All newly elected officials will be sworn in January 9th.
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