Munzlinger Launches State Senate Campaign
First District State Representative Brian Munzlinger isn’t ready to retire to his Williamstown farm. After serving in the Missouri House since 2002, Munzlinger made it official that he was a candidate for the 18th District Missouri Senate seat, challenging first-term incumbent Wes Shoemyer. Munzlinger could not run for his House seat again because of term limits.
“I am excited to share with you that I am officially declaring my candidacy for the 18th Senatorial seat in the Missouri Senate, which includes thirteen northeastern Missouri counties. With the support of my family and friends, I am ready to take on this new challenge. Together, we can work to keep commonsense principles in the Senate and put people before politics,” he said in a letter to friends and supporters.
“My parents taught me the importance of hard work, keeping one's word, and giving back to our community. These are values I am proud to still live by today. I am a third generation farmer, and family values are something Michele and I have made sure to pass on to our children, Clint and Lea.
In my current position as a State Representative, I have effectively brought the concerns of my district to the Capitol, while keeping my roots in northeast Missouri. I have earned a reputation for being honest, fair, and a team player. I understand the issues important to all of us here and have sponsored legislation that has positively impacted education, families, businesses, and farms. As a state representative and chair of the Agri-Business committee, I have fought for commonsense legislation to benefit you here in northeast Missouri and will continue to do so in the Senate,” Munzlinger said.
The general election will be in November of 2010.