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Missouri State House District 31

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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    Rhonda R Dolan
    (Dem)

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    Dan Stacy
    (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 Website: http://dolanformissouri.com
Campaign Facebook http://Facebook.com/dolanformo
Campaign email address Rhonda@DolanforMissouri.com
Campaign Phone (816) 607-1232
Public Elected Offices Held NA
Incumbent? No
Education BS English Education MA Not-for-Profit Management
Age 53
Our top priority should be to ensure an ethical and transparent government that represents and upholds the will of the people. Without this in place, our limited resources are wasted and the government cannot efficiently or effectively do the job of the people.

Ensure and support a quality public education for all, which includes Pre-K, Elementary and Secondary, Higher Education and workforce development, regardless of zip code. Strong, safe and free education is the bedrock of a vibrant thriving community and economy.

Sound infrastructure and safe and effective transportation coupled with sound fiscal policy are essential to ensure good paying jobs, diverse revenue streams that provide for our needs today and plans for the tomorrow we want.

Fair and equitable tax policy that promotes not only large corporate interests but supports small business growth and positions the state for health in both times of prosperity and during downturns.
Decisions and legislative actions must be data and science driven and we must have open and honest discourse in leadership regardless of party affiliation. Representation must begin and end with listening to those we represent and must always utilize open lines of communication. Solutions to problems happen when we look at issues from the "both / and" perspective rather than through an "either / or" approach.

Seek to understand the source of a problem and repair it at the source. In seeking, for example, to reduce violent crime, we mustn't search for only "after-the-fact" actions, but understand the true causes of violence and seek to stop it before it happens.

Solution to any problem comes only when there is a willingness to improve current systems when they have become antiquated or unintentionally part of the problem.
Campaign Website: http://www.danstacy.com
Campaign email address dan@danstacy.com
Public Elected Offices Held Jackson County Republican Central Committeeman and State Representative
Incumbent? Yes
Education Bachelor of Biblical Literature & Bachelor of Music Education
Integrity in voting, with protection for the Right of Freedom of Association. Currently Missouri law does not protect the Right of Freedom of Association in political party primaries.

Protect the Founding Fathers governmental structure of separation of powers. The first separation of powers starts with citizens voting for elected officials who are then tasked with creating legislation.

Improve education. Bring market forces into education by empowering parents to have educational dollars follow their student to their choice of education. This approach would level the playing field especially for lower income families.

Tax policy should be applied equally. Government should not be picking winners and losers.

Protect individual rights, property and opportunity. Government overreach generally looks for ways to limit our freedom through regulation and claims our property through taxes. Government should be limited.
There should be checks and balances on every aspect of government. The current COVID-19 challenge has shown that it may be prudent to place limits on the duration of any "executive order" at any level of government without the corresponding "legislative body" weighing in on extending the duration. This could help insure that there is broad support and need for that "executive order".

Although no one would condone Police brutality, we need to provide the best policies, training and oversight possible to those who protect our communities. Police, Citizens, and Community Leaders need to come together to address these challenges.

Violent crime should be a focus of our law enforcement. The State needs to provide the legislation that gives law enforcement informational resources to address these challenges. Furthermore, the State should address perverse incentives in "social programs" that discourages two parent homes.