I grew up on a small farm in the beautiful Ozarks of southwest Missouri. Growing up I learned the values of hard work, compassion, and integrity. There were always lots of chores to do on the farm and we did them together as a family. I attended public schools and received a Bachelor's in Education from MSU in Springfield, Mo. I’ve spent my life working with young children and in education. I currently work for a local school district and of course, help on the family farm.
Supporting public schools is one of my biggest priorities along with keeping my district the top producer of beef cattle in the state. The decision to run was because I believe there are a lot of good people left out of political conversations because it has become so divisive. When I get to Jefferson City, I want to focus on bread-and-butter issues that impact the lives of my constituents. In addition to education and agriculture, my focus will also be on strengthening our Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to help end the opioid epidemic while protecting privacy, creating a budget that encourages development and innovation while providing living wage jobs, and finding pathways for people to choose work over welfare. I am committed to working hard with everyone who’s serious about finding real solutions to our challenges and intend to work smart when it comes to being on the lookout for good opportunities to promote and sustain our small towns, our businesses, and all of our livelihoods!
Jason Echols06/12/2018Bring Back Common Sense: Thank you very much!$100.00