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Credit Unions Host Freshman Legislators

More than 30 newly elected legislators enjoyed a family-style dinner with credit union representatives during the 97th General Assembly freshman orientation. The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) sponsored the dinner to promote positive working relationships among credit union leaders and the incoming group of representatives and senators. The event took place on November 27 on the third floor rotunda of the Capitol building.   

"We were pleased to have such a great legislator turnout," says Peggy Nalls, MCUA chief advocacy officer. "The dinner was a great opportunity for incoming legislators to meet credit union leaders, and it helps us lay the foundation for future relationships." 

Credit union representatives in attendance included:

  • Laura Alfeldt, First Community
  • Rick Nichols, River Region
  • Randy Yeck, Vantage
  • Don Cohenour, MCUA
  • Peggy Nalls, MCUA
  • Jay Swearingen, MCUA
  • David Kent, MCUA

Participating legislators include:

  • Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-District 5)
  • Rep. Sonya Anderson (R-District 131)
  • Rep. Bob Burns (D-District 93)
  • Rep. Jon Carpenter (D-District 15)
  • Rep. Robert Cornejo (R-District 64)
  • Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-District 73)
  • Rep. Dean Dohrman (R-District 51)
  • Rep. Randy Dunn (D-District 23)
  • Rep. Keith English (D-District 68)
  • Rep. Elaine Gannon (R-District 115)
  • Rep. Kimberly Gardner (D-District 77)
  • Rep. Elijah Haahr (R-District 134)
  • Rep. Jim Hansen (R-District 40)
  • Rep. Rod Hicks (R-District 107)
  • Rep. Jeff Justus (R-District 156)
  • Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (R-District 53)
  • Rep. Jeremy LaFaver (D-District 25)
  • Rep. Warren Love (R-District 125)
  • Rep. Steve Lynch (R-District 122)
  • Rep. John Mayfield (D-District 20)
  • Rep. Susan Meredith (D-District 71)
  • Rep. Jeff Messenger (R-District 130)
  • Rep. Rocky Miller (R-District 124)
  • Rep. Bonnaye Mims (D-District 27)
  • Rep. Gina Mitten (D-District 83)
  • Rep. Lynn Morris (R-District 140)
  • Rep. Jim Neely (R-District 8)
  • Rep. Bill Otto (D-District 70)
  • Rep. Donna Pfautch (R-District 33)
  • Rep. Randy Pike (R-District 126)
  • Rep. Holly Rehder (R-District 148)
  • Rep. Noel Shull (R-District 16)
  • Rep. Bryan Spencer (R-District 63)
  • Rep. Ken Wilson (R-District 12)

Photo caption: Randy Yeck (Vantage) meets with Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-District 5). 
Freshman legislators enjoy their last evening in Jefferson City before boarding a bus to tour governmental facilities around the state.  

 

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