We were successful in seeing some of our gubernatorial appointees move on to confirmation this week. Michelle Mincks of Bolivar serves on the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Sarah Newell of Bolivar is on the Missouri 911 Service Board and Craig Jones of Brighton serves on our state’s Elevator Safety Board. I am thankful for the work of these constituents who take time to give back to their state and look forward to their continued service.

We are moving into the second month of the 2024 legislative session and still have many items to move through the process between now and May 17. I will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

Recent visitors to the Capitol

Gratziana & Craig Jones (Polk County) – Craig received a Gubernatorial Appointment as a member of the Elevator Safety Board; Michael Count, Kim Sequi, Jason Hopkins, Michelle Mincks-Hopkins; Michelle received a Gubernatorial Appointment as a member of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators; Jared Byer, Miranda Spiegal, Sarah Newell; Sarah received a Gubernatorial Appointment as a member of the Missouri 911 Service Board; Kelly Ast –New Growth Transit; Vernon County, Chris Thompson-West Central Community Agency; Appleton City, Sonny Rogers-West Central; Hollie Elliott-Director of Dallas County Economic Development Group; Barbara Mustoe, Chief of Staff; Sarah Hanak-CMH Chief Nursing Officer, Michael Calhoun CEO of CMH-Polk County, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe; West Central Commissioner’s Association – Charlie Kavanaugh-Johnson County, Jim Marcum-Pettis County, Rep. Brad Pollitt, Gary Jungermann-Callaway County; Springfield Area Leaders –

Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon-Greene County, Dr. Grenita Lathan-Springfield Public Schools, Leslie Forrester- Springfield Regional Arts Council, Dr. Hal Higdon-Ozarks Technical Community College, Brian Hammons-Hammons Black Walnuts and Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Mark Hecquet-Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Senator Karla Eslinger,  Jason Gage-City of Springfield, Matt Morrow, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Ken McClure, City of Springfield, Lauren Mustoe, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce; CoxHealth – Andy Hedgpeth-Vice Preseident, Teresa Coyan-Chief of Staff/VP of Government Relations, Max Buetou-President/CEO,  Chance Hepola-Government and Community Relations Manager; Missouri Corn Growers Association presented Senator Crawford with their 2024 Public Servant Award

Matt Lambert- Board Member, Brian Lehman-Board Member, Bradley Schad-CEO, Patrick Seyer-Board member; King Coltrin-Formerly of Buffalo, Mark Gambon

I am honored to serve as your senator in the Missouri Senate. If, at any time, you have questions, concerns or ideas regarding state government, please feel free to contact me at 573-751-8793 or Sandy.Crawford@senate.mo.gov.