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Missouri State House District 30

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives are charged with proposing, debating and voting on legislation and with representing constituents in their districts. There are 163 House districts in the state. State representatives serve two-year terms and are paid $35,915 per year plus a per diem.

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    Jon Patterson

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Biographical Information

What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about and why?

What would be your approach to addressing the current challenges facing our state?

Campaign Website:
Campaign email address
Campaign Phone (816) 872-5577
Public Elected Offices Held State Representative
Incumbent? Yes
Education Blue Springs High School B.S., M.D. University of Missouri
Age 40
I am passionate about health care. As a physician, making sure people are healthy and that they have access to medical care is why I went into medicine. I am also passionate about reducing the rate of violent crime, especially in our inner cities. We need our cities to be safe, vibrant places where people want to live and work.
My approach would be to focus on getting through the pandemic as safely as possible. This will require statewide testing, social distancing, and vaccine administration when it becomes available. I also feel we need to do everything we can to allow businesses to be open safely and get our citizens back to work.
Campaign email address
Campaign Phone (816) 491-2421
Public Elected Offices Held N/A
Incumbent? No
Education Masters degree in Management
Age 65
Healthcare: We can do so much better than we are currently. Without a comprehensive plan taxpayers will continue to pay exhorbitant bills for the uninsured. I want to help build a better system that includes preventative care.

Fiscal: Spend what we need to spend openly, so all voters have the opportunity to be informed and give input.

Education: Saddling our students with huge student loans does not work. Talk to the people doing the job of educating and doing the job of learning, then move forward.

Voting: In accordance with the constitution, one person one vote.

Infastructure: Invest in us. Inclusion: It does not make sense to limit the potential of anyone regardless of Sex, Orientation, Race, Disability, Religion, Age or Opinion. There is common ground and we can find it and by doing so, we set our nation free.

By focusing on District 30 first, lets fix what we can here at home. Limiting public subsidization of private investments. Invest in business dev elopment instead by preparing our residents to be the best trained employees in the state, enabling them to earn a living wage. Fixing the current property appraisal/tax system. Adequately maintain existing infrastructure equally with initiating new projects.

Mutual respect. I am a public servant representing you.

By inviting you to my garage one sunday a month from 2 - 4 PM for popsicles or hot cocoa so you can tell me what you think.

By listening to you first, by asking questions of each other and finally by telling you what I think.