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Missouri State House District 36

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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    Mark A. Sharp
    (Dem)

  • Nola Wood
    (Rep)

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 email address sharpforhouse@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (816) 686-1514
Public Elected Offices Held Missouri State Rep. D-36
Incumbent? Yes
Education Hickman Mills High School-04, Clark Atlanta University, Business Marketing, 09
Age 34
I'm extremely passionate about reducing the violent crimes and homicides in this state and in my city as well as increasing the funding for the foundation formula which truly isn't fully funded. My sister who was a college senior at MU was a murder victim to domestic violence and my best friend who was attending UMKC was a murder victim to gun violence. Last session, I was the only freshman and only Democrat to have a gun sense bill heard and voted out of committee. This bill would make a state offense to unlawfully discharge a firearm in city limits, and this bill is named after Blair Shanahan Lane. Also, last session I introduced a bill to make it easier for graduating high school seniors to access the A+ Schools Scholarship program to ease the transition from high school to community college.
The way things are set up currently in Jefferson City, the only way we stand a chance to have our bills heard in committee or on the floor in the House Chamber is to have good working relationships with Republican leadership. What that means is, not attacking the other side of the aisle every chance you get like many Democrats often do. There are some things many of us disagree on, but showing respect to other members and finding common ground is the best approach when trying to address our biggest challenges.
Campaign Website: http://electNola.com
Campaign email address Nola.Wood@sbcglobal.net
Campaign Phone (816) 761-9828
Public Elected Offices Held Jackson County Republican Committeewoman
Incumbent? Candidate for 36th Dst. State Representative Incumbent Committeewoman
Education Professional Insurance education
I will work hard to support public safety, restore healthcare freedom, support educational freedom, protect private property rights by helping solve the Jackson County tax assessment fiasco, and protect innocent life.
As the next representative of the 36th district I will bring specific knowledge of the current health insurance dilemmas people face, to restore healthcare freedom for individuals, families, and businesses. I will also draw on my background in real estate to restore reason to the Jackson County tax assessment problems. I will advocate for better solutions for the mentally ill, their families, and the community, to promote public safety and common sense treatment and support for those dealing with these heartbreaking issues, too often currently resulting in homelessness, crime, and incarceration.