Address: Capitol Building
room 109I
201 West Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101-6806
Phone: 573-751-4183
Fax 573-522-0471
Email: susan.meredith@house.mo.gov
Legislative Assistant: Kathy Licklider

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August 6th, 2016
Thank you… Thank you… Thank you… Thank you
I will always do my best to listen and represent you.
  • Thank you for voting for me.
  • Thank you for displaying my campaign sign in your yard.
  • Thank you for working at a polling place on Election Day.
  • Thank you for your supportive notes and messages.
  • Thank you for the financial contributions you made to the campaign.
Next up is November 8th when we get to do it all again.

I can't find the words to tell you how very much I appreciate your support. It is an honor to represent the people of this district. This is a very economically and socially diverse district, with heritage from a multitude of countries, languages, and religions. The vast majority of us are truly nice people with a basic respect for others. Yes, there is some fussing and quibbling but, bottom line, people here may disagree but can do so without being disagreeable.

I truly believe our State Representative District (District 71) has some of the best, constituents in the state. I am so proud of our residents. On Election Day everyone at the polls was quite civilized. Poll workers chatted cordially with each other regardless of which candidate they were representing.

My primary opponent is a fine gentleman and was the first of my election opponents ever, including school board elections, to call me after the voting results became available. That was very nice, and I wish him all the best with whatever he chooses to pursue in the future.
In answer to the question I am most frequently asked:
  As a State Representative I am often asked how I can stand it. The 'it' is never defined. but the understanding is that it refers to the chaos of working as an elected official in the current atmosphere. I am part of a small minority (45 members in of the House 2025-2016) constantly overruled by a super majority (118 members) which means, our chances of stopping or amending legislation is almost nonexistent. We do however manage to slow things down so less harmful legislation gets passed; or sometimes we can make some small changes to reduce the evil.

I will always listen to everyone (well… to a point) as I find it interesting to learn how others think and and how they come to the conclusions they reach. It is kind of fascinating - sometimes funny, sometimes sad. If you can understand the reasoning you often have a better chance to rebut the argument with logic and common sense. It is the old give them enough rope and maybe they will hang themselves routine.

In my very economically and socially diverse district stretching from Woodson and I-170 to River Bend Estates, west of Hwy. 141 everyone has the same five needs:
  • a safe place to live
  • an affordable place to live
  • a meaningful job at a fair wage
  • educational opportunities for our children
  • decent healthcare
There is no reason we cannot provide these opportunities for all of the people of our state.

We need to quit fussing about things already settled, stop trying to legislate religious beliefs, and focus on the basics. We need to accept others beliefs as their beliefs and move on to the bigger picture. We also need to figure out and solve some of the issues making people so very fearful.

And that is why I am running for re-election. I have served two of a possible four (two year terms) in the Missouri House. In running for a 3rd term and I have opposition in both the primary (August 2nd) and general (November 8th) elections.

In my campaigns we work to keep things simple, to the point and voter focused.

If you would like to help me retain my seat there are a few ways you can help:
  • Vote for me.
  • Tell your friends and neighbors to vote for me.
  • Host a sign in your yard (we pick deliver and pick up).
  • Volunteer to work a polling place for an hour or more.
  • If you are really hard core you can send funds (there's a convenient button on the left side of this page).
As always

Thank you for your support, and for giving me the opportunity to represent you in Jefferson City.

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