Connie Simmons, Candidate for State House Representative, District 53
"What does the Missouri House of Representatives do?"
The Missouri House of Representatives is a legislative body of the Missouri State Government. The elected members convene to bring forth new bills and to vote them into law. The Missouri House of Representatives also, according to tradition, introduces the annual appropriations bill that determines the budget for the state government over the following year.
"Okay, but how does that affect me?"
Actually, your local Representative affects more than you might think. Everything from how much you might get paid at work (can introduce bills that influence the local minimum wage, or put caps on wages for certain jobs), access to education (can introduce bills that influence the rate of student loans or funding of local schools), and even your daily life (can introduce bills that influence weapon ownership, access to contraceptives, and access to state funded medical care). For more information on my positions of these bills, click here.
Is 20/20 vision possible in 2020? Connie Simmons
With so much uncertainty in the world today it is hard for us to look beyond our homes. Self isolation and social distancing are becoming the norm and lets be honest, It's not easy! I would love to go out to a Mexican restaurant and have unlimited chips and salsa!! As I sit here I wonder how I am going to be able to reach out and talk to voters about me. About my again running for office. The plans of walking parade routes and town and county fairs do not seem a clear possibility right now. So social media will be the platform we all rely on as the coming year and elections approach. I want to challenge each of you to not believe everything you read or hear. Pay attention to facts and listen to what the candidates actually say. Not what someone says they said... My beliefs are the same as in 2016. I believe a representative has the obligation to actually talk to people in their district and make decisions that the majority of people want made. Not your own opinion, but the majority rule! The only way this can be done is by opening up an open dialogue and inviting all of you to tell me what you want. Then I will do it. Simple. Direct. Honest.
We Need People who care about Missouri
Vote for Connie Simmons (D) Missouri House of Representatives District 53