The Primary Elections, held Tuesday August 5th, brought about a new runner for the November campaign for State Representative and a new face to the County Legislature.
Rebecca Roeber in her first time running in the primaries for State Representative for District 34 won with 59.47% votes in Jackson County against 26.58% for Bob Johnson and 13.95% for Justin Kalwei.
“I was stunned and ecstatic,” Roeber said when asked about the results. “I thought we’d win, but by thirty points? No way! This win truly shows how awesome of a God we have.”
Rebecca Roeber has an extensive history as a public school teacher and plans to help lead in Jefferson City on issues in education, job creation, and healthcare. She believes that Missourians need the right to good jobs and to choose their own healthcare without interference from a federal bureaucracy.
Roeber’s campaign team worked hard to reach the people of the community up until the very last moment and will continue to work at they face the upcoming November elections where Roeber will run against Democrat Dale Mercer.
“It’s a pretty conservative district,” Roeber said. She feels confident that she’ll have the support she needs to win. “Me and my team are confident we will win and get to do some good for the state of Missouri.”
Also coming out on top in the primaries is Theresa Galvin, who will be taking the seat as County Legislature for District 6 this January.
Galvin, who also had never run in an election before, won with 4,982 the votes in Kansas City and all of Jackson County against Bob Spence who had 4,857 votes.
“I had a wonderful support team of family and friends who really made it happen,” Galvin said. “I was going against a 16 year incumbent and no one knew my name.”
She spent the majority of her campaign going door to door personally, or with her husband to meet and talk with the people of the community.
“I wanted to be that person to knock on the door so if people had questions they could talk directly to me, so that’s what I’ve been doing,” Galvin said. “I’ve been her most of my life and I really wanted to do something to help so I didn’t do this for the title, I did it for my neighbors and friends.”
Since there was no Democratic runner for the County Legislator seat, Galvin will take it come January, so for now she’s preparing and seeing what needs to be done when she takes over her seat.
Theresa Galvin plans to focus on finding real solutions to the needs of Jackson County and making sure people’s taxes are used for the purposes that they were intended. In Legislation she wants to fight for accountability in the government and to bring jobs and economic development to our area.
“For now I just need to take a break so come January I can give it my all,” Galvin said. “I’m going to be hands on and I’m going to be out there, and I want people to know that I’m going to be there for them.”
Both Roeber and Galvin are grateful for the chance at this experience and would like to thank all who supported them.