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Rep. Lynn Morris, 

R.Ph., M.S.,FASCP—Moderator

I am Lynn Morris, State Representative for Eastern Christian County District 140. I want to thank my district for allowing me to serve them these past years. It has truly been the honor of a lifetime! But our work continues. I am now running for Christian County Eastern Commissioner.

I have lived in Christian County since 1977. It was in Ozark my wife Janet and I opened our first Family Pharmacy. We grew our business from twelve scripts to 1.4 million scripts with twenty‐five stores and forty‐one years in business this August. Our three children Mandy, Melissa, Justin, along with other family members helped us serve Southwest Missouri. In addition, Colin Clyne, his wife Jeannie, and I operated Cruisin USA Frozen Custard for twenty years in Ozark and Nixa. I served on the Ozark School Board for six years and have been active in many local charities and organizations. Church life is important to our family, Janet and I have six grandchildren that all attend Nixa schools.

This past session I passed four of my bills and eight co‐sponsored bills. Among those bills, a very important senior citizen/farmers market bill was passed. This bill provides free fresh produce for over 300,000 senior citizens starting next May at local farmers markets. Another landmark pharmacy‐PBM bill was passed and signed by the governor and will be the first bill in years that will save hundreds of thousands of dollars on prescriptions costs. I also passed a foster children’s bill concerning vaccinations, and a business bill that would allow wholesalers and distributors to compete with other states throughout the country.

Anyone wanting my capitol reports, weekly reports, and press releases should contact my office via e‐mail

I am available to meet and visit with all citizens at anytime or any place in my district or my Jefferson City office. I am asking for prayers and your vote to allow me to finish my work for Christian County in Southwest Missouri.

2018 Endorsements: Right to Life, Missouri State Teachers Association and the NRA the past six years.

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Senator Cindy O’Laughlin

Senator Cindy O’Laughlin was sworn into office on Jan. 9, 2019, to serve the residents of Northeast Missouri’s 18th Senatorial District.

In addition to her public service, Sen. O’Laughlin has served as vice president of Leo O’Laughlin, Inc. for the past 26 years. The senator and her husband own and operate a trucking company and ready mix concrete business with locations in Shelbina, Macon, Marceline and LaBelle.

Prior to being elected to the Missouri Senate, Sen. O’Laughlin served as a school bus driver, an administrator at a local Christian school and as a member of her local school board. Now, Sen. O’Laughlin serves as the chair of the Senate Education Committee and works to improve education outcomes for all of Missouri’s children, regardless of where they live.

Senator O’Laughlin has been a member of various civic organizations such as the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Shelby County Economic Development Board. She has also served on numerous statewide boards such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Missouri Club for Growth. Senator O’Laughlin is currently a member of the National Rifle Association, Missouri Cattlemen, the Missouri Farm Bureau and Macon First Baptist Church.

O’Laughlin grew up on a farm and spent much of her childhood around horses, livestock auctions and corn fields. Today, she’s the proud owner of several dogs including Basset Hounds, as well as several rescues dogs.

A current resident of Shelbina, Sen. O’Laughlin has four sons, a foster daughter and six grandchildren. She is a 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri.

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Rep. Curtis Trent, a Republican, represents Southwest Springfield and the City of Battlefield in the Missouri House of Representatives. Curtis was elected to his first term in November of 2016. 

Curtis is an attorney who practiced in administrative law concerning Social Security Disability. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Missouri’s 7th District Congressman Billy Long.  

Curtis grew up on a small farm in Southwest Missouri before attending Missouri State University in Springfield where he graduated summa cum laude with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. Curtis furthered his education at Saint Louis University School of Law and was admitted to the Missouri State Bar after obtaining a law degree.  

Curtis is an active member of the Church of Christ and has worked in the Lord’s service as a song leader, prayer leader, and teacher. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, along with many other clubs and community groups.

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Mary R. Byrne, Ed.D.

Dr. Byrne is a national speaker against the Common Core State Standards Initiative and co-founding member of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. 

Dr. Byrne is a national speaker against the Common Core State Standards Initiative and co-founding member of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. She has an M.Ed. in curriculum and instructional and a doctorate in special education from Teachers College at Columbia University. 

She has spent the past thirty-seven years in education -- her first 10 years as a special educator teaching all grade levels from parent-infant programs through K-12; and the last 27 years as an instructor in undergraduate through graduate levels -- including work as a coordinator of curriculum, assessment, and accreditation.

She served at Lt. Governor Peter Kinder's invitation on Missouri's academic standards work group for secondary social studies constituted by the 2014 Missouri legislation HB 1490 which she originally drafted. Dr. Byrne is a registered lobbyist  working on behalf of “uncommon” students and citizens to restore local control of education in the state of Missouri.

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Calvin Morrow

“Calvin Morrow’s heartbeat for the church’s relevance in the culture, his passion for public policy, and his deep concern for unity among the brethren compels him to work tirelessly to challenge and unify the church for the purpose of engaging the political battle in our time.  He is best known for his straight talk, fiery rhetoric, and asking hard questions.  As Executive Director of Christians Uniting for Political Action (CUPA), Calvin is sounding an alarm and seeking to mobilize the church to find biblical solutions to our nation’s problems. Calvin spearheaded opposition to the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) ordinance and served as spokesman for the Yes on Question 1 campaign for its repeal in 2015.

Calvin served in the United States Army from 1976-1979 before being honorably discharged. He has worked for over 40 years as a small business owner.  He is an avid reader and history buff.  He and his wife of 35 years, Zanetta, have 6 adult children, all home schooled. Calvin formerly served as president of the Lebanon Area Homeschoolers Association for five years, and within this organization, functioned as athletic director and varsity boys basketball coach for twelve years.”

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Pastor Andrew Kirschner 

Andrew is on a never-ending mission to inspire people to think correctly and creatively about God stuff. He believes that the powerful proclamation of the Gospel and of Christian doctrine demands both correctness and creativity to bring about dynamic spiritual transformation.

Andrew loves to preach and to teach. He has experience as a college professor at Ozark Christian College, the University of Arkansas, and at John Brown University. Andrew holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arkansas. His doctoral dissertation defends the logic of the Trinity.

Andrew also has Master’s degrees in Philosophy from the U of A and in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. Andrew and his wife, Kim, are both graduates of Ozark Christian College. Andrew and Kim have four children. Andrew is an avid Superman fan and enjoys discussing spiritual and philosophical connections to the Superman mythology and to other fictional genres. Andrew follows baseball and pop culture closely.

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Cecilia S. Johnson

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Cecilia S. Johnson has emerged as one of the conservative movement's most compelling young figures. 

Born in a small trailer park in southeast Arkansas, she moved to Kansas City, MO at the age of 10. In April 2008, she was flipping through a national black magazine when she came across an article by a black man titled “Why I’m a Black Republican”. Curious, she read the article and found herself agreeing with him. That night, she determined that she too was a Republican. In addition to running several successful campaigns, working for AFP, Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center, and founding her own organization, Hood Conservative, she currently works to advance school choice policy.

Her drive for helping her community and party was strengthened after the death of her 3 year old daughter after being run over by a car in 2015. She is the former and the first black President of the Kansas City Young Republicans and is the first black office holder of the Missouri Federation of Young Republicans. In 2012, she was awarded as Red Alert Politics 30 under 30, In October 2019, she was selected by Donald Trump for President campaign to sit on the advisory board for Blacks for Trump, working towards her goal of helping the Republican Party win the Black vote.

Today you can find her giving speeches across the state and working to further the conservative movement.

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