Candidate Name: Richard Orr
What office are you running for?
Missouri State Senate District 23
With which party are you running for office?
Why are you running for office?
Our district, one of the largest and most dynamic in Missouri, has not had a senator for a long time that cares about the about the needs and concerns of the ordinary working man.. Our state and district have many needs that are going unaddressed ranging from the state of our roads, schools, healthcare, and senior services. The current senator only cares about cutting taxes for businesses and has done little to nothing for the citizens in his district in his three years in office.
What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
If I can only pick one, I would have to say expanding Medicaid by getting the state to accept the roughly billion dollars a year that the federal government tries to give us each year to cover more of our citizens through the affordable care act.
How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
I will focus on what my constituents want and need to help make their lives better and not worry about political labels.
Who is your hero?
FDR and Jimmy Carter-It’s hard to pick between them.
What are your hobbies?
Hiking, kayaking, photography, travel, and history studies.
What is the most recent book you read?
The Hidden History of the Second Amendment
Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
One child, a daughter who is career US army, a dog and a cat.
How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Please go to my FB page and click “sign up”.
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