Saturday, January 12, 2013
McCaherty has been selected to be chairman of House International Trade Committee and chaplain of the House Republican Caucus.
State Rep. John McCaherty, R-Murphy, has been elected selected by House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, to serve as chairman of the House International Trade Committee for the 97th Missouri General Assembly. McCaherty also was named by the Missouri House Republican Caucus to serve as caucus chaplain for the 97th General Assembly. McCaherty, who also serves as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Murphy, will lead the caucus in prayer to open its meetings and provide spiritual guidance to his colleagues. Of his House International Trade Committee post, McCaherty hopes to lead his colleagues as they seek innovative policy solutions that will create new international trade opportunities for Missouri businesses. House Speaker Tim Jones, R-…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Roorda, a Democrat, won the new district seat by almost 54 percent.
Jeff Roorda (D) has won the election for state representative for the newly drawn 113th District. Unofficial election results show Roorda beat opponent Dan Smith (R) in the race by 53.86 percent by 46.03 percent. "It's a brand new district, and I'd like to thank the voters of Arnold, Imperial and Kimmswick," Roorda said. Patch could not reach Smith, who is a member of the Fox C-6 School Board.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Dan E. Smith wants candidates who listen to the voters, explain their decisions and bring solutions to residents who currently receive no help.
Fox School Board member Dan E. Smith has filed to be a candidate in the election for state representative for the 113th district. Smith, in a news release to ArnoldPatch, said he would focus on residents who have " 'fallen between the cracks' and who need someone to help them." He said he would work to improve the district's business climate. The business friendly approach will attract more jobs and revenue to the area, improve shopping choices and provide more convenient services to residents, Smith said. Lastly, Smith said, if he was elected, that he would remain accessible to the public, have regularly scheduled townhall meetings and keep voters informed of his decisions. "I am tired of the politicians who think they know better than …