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Rep. Kelly announces bid for Majority Floor Leader


In a letter dated for May 18, Rep. Hannah Kelly officially launched her bid to become the Majority Floor Leader in the Missouri House starting in 2023. Most recently, Rep. Kelly served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

“As your Majority Floor Leader, you have my commitment that I will say what I mean and do as I say to lead our caucus,” Rep. Kelly said in her letter.

“I’ve served on the Budget Committee, handled policy and know what it means to bring members together on policy from both sides of the building, with the outcome of seeing members’ bills cross the finish line to the Governor’s desk. I understand that our process and position in the House is to be respected. As a negotiator in the private sector, I understand the need to ensure that Missouri’s families have a voice. Making sure your district’s voice is heard right alongside my own is very important to me as we navigate the journey ahead together.”

Rep. Kelly has been serving the 141st district since 2016.

During her tenure, she has been the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect as well as the Vice Chairman of the Special Committee on Redistricting.

“In between this awaited leadership race and now is another legislative session, and the opportunity to continue serving you as Assistant Majority Floor Leader,” Rep. Kelly said. “My commitment to you, no matter the day, is to implement strategic planning and teamwork into our shared vision of keeping Missouri strong and the Republican super majority. You will find in me a deep respect for our differences as a caucus because our individual districts are what make us stronger than ever as we work together towards a better Missouri for all who will follow us.”

Rep. Kelly went on to say that she looks forward to having discussions with members this summer and the opportunity to earn votes and trust to serve as the next Majority Floor Leader.

“We’ve got lots of work ahead to be successful in the 2022 Legislative Session and General Election,” Rep. Kelly also said in the letter.

“Together, the best is yet to come.”


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