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State Representative and State Senator-Elect Will Kraus

State Representative and State Senator-Elect Will Kraus

Nov. 20, 2010

Honored by Conservative Group

This past Saturday, State Representative Will Kraus finished a close second in a contest for conservative legislators.  Kraus was one of ten finalists from the Missouri House for the Locke & Smith Award presented by the Y.O.U.N.G. Conservatives of America.  The award recognizes the state representative and senator with the most conservative voting record.  Kraus missed the top spot by only two points.  Local State Representative Gary Dusenberg, who represents the 54th House District, was also a finalist.

“I am proud to be recognized as one of the most conservative members of the Missouri House in 2010,” said Representative Kraus.  “My votes against an unbalanced budget and against using stimulus spending to hide our budget woes were clearly noticed.  Now more than ever we need our representatives to be conservative in their votes.”

Kraus currently represents the 48th House District but will return to Jefferson City representing the 8th State Senate District now held by Senator Matt Bartle, who won the Locke & Smith Award for the Missouri Senator.

“The 8th Senate District is represented by a true conservative who was deservedly recognized for his efforts,” said Kraus.  “I have tough shoes to fill, but I know the citizens of the 8th will keep me honest and I don’t intend to disappoint them.”

The award is named for John Locke, whose writings promoted individual liberty, and Adam Smith, widely considered the father of modern day economics.  Points were assigned to representatives and senators whose legislation and voting record most matched with the concepts of these two leaders of thought, who were both influential in defining the historic principles of our nation.  Points rewarded a voting record and legislation that decreased the size, scope, and power of government.

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  1. Lindsey Dobnikar says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 20:30
    Mr. Kraus,
    I have recently become aware of the threats to filibuster the EduJobs bill. I know that the thinking behind this is to send a message to the federal government about the importance of cutting the federal deficit. However, I would like for you to reconsider if this is your plan. This money is important to our schools, and it is important to me as a teacher. My school district receives a large portion of its funding from this particular bill and we have already seen many cuts due to the financial situation of the government. Please don't let the schools suffer any more than what they already have from the financial crisis the nation is in currently. I ask that you not filibuster this bill because it is important to our schools and our students.

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