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Sheila Solon declares candidacy for State Representative for 55th District.

Sheila Solon declares candidacy for State Representative for 55th District.

January 4, 2010

Sheila Solon declares candidacy for State Representative for 55th District.

    Blue Springs City Councilman Sheila Solon announced today her plans to run for State Representative in the 55th District.
    Solon has a background in public service. She has served as the Mayor Pro-Tem, for 3 years as City Councilman, 9 years on the Blue Springs Planning Commission (several as the Chair), Chairman of the Development Advisory Commission, Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Review Commission, Chairman of the Multi-Family Task Force Commission, served on the Board of Zoning and Adjustment, Charter Review Committees, City Area Plan Committee, Capital Improvements Committees, and the Citizen’s Police Academy. Solon has served the Blue Springs School District as the PTA President at Cordill-Mason Elementary, on the Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Superintendent’s Roundtable. Solon is also an active member of First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs.
    “The key to my public service has been that I share the same beliefs and values with my neighbors. My continuing commitment to public service will include taking these beliefs and values to Jefferson City. We need hard-working, honest people in Jefferson City who look out for our interests.”
    Solon is running for the seat being vacated by Bryan Pratt who is term limited this year.
    In announcing her candidacy, Solon identified several issues facing the State at this time. “I believe strongly that we need to hold the line on spending and taxes. The state must tighten its belt just like the average citizen has to do during these hard economic times. Government needs to get out of the way and let businesses create jobs. Small business owners create 85% of all new jobs. We need to have less red tape and fewer regulations to help facilitate an environment for job creation. We need to strive to make sure that the state meets its obligations that allow our school districts to provide quality education for all of our children. We need to fully fund the foundation formula and make sure that teachers have the tools and protections that they need to do their jobs."

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