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Rep. Donna Pfautsch announces plans to seek reelection to Missouri House in 2018

State Rep. Donna Pfautsch (left), a Harrisonville Republican — shown here before a community event in Cass County in November 2015 — announced last week she will seek reelection in 2018.
State Rep. Donna Pfautsch (left), a Harrisonville Republican — shown here before a community event in Cass County in November 2015 — announced last week she will seek reelection in 2018. File photo

State Rep. Donna Pfautsch, a Republican from Harrisonville, announced last week that she intends to seek reelection to the Missouri House of Representatives in November.

Pfautsch — who represents District 33, which includes parts of Jackson, Cass and Lafayette counties — was first elected in 2012 and will be seeking her fourth and final term.

“I consider myself a public servant, so my goal has always been to bring honor to my office, to work hard for my constituents, and to promote the conservative values that make for strong families and communities,” Pfautsch said in a release announcing her bid for reelection.

She is a past president of the Women Legislators of Missouri and chairs the House Committee on Consent and House Procedure.

She also serves on the Insurance Policy Committee, the Committee on Health and Mental Health Policy, and the Special Committee on Innovation and Technology.

“I will continue to focus on bread-and-butter issues that citizens care about — bringing new jobs to our communities, promoting agriculture (our state’s No. 1 industry), ensuring that every child receives a quality education, finding solutions to the state’s infrastructure needs, and making government transparent and accountable,” Pfautsch said.

Among her legislative victories, Pfautsch helped sponsor and pass bills regarding accountability and transparency for Transportation Development Districts and Community Improvement Districts.

Pfautsch — a retired teacher, who ran the Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District’s gifted-and-talented program for many years — grew up on a dairy farm in Cass County, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School and going on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri.

She also served as an alderman and mayor pro tem in Harrisonville before ascending to the statehouse.

Pfautsch, who also is active in numerous community organizations, and her husband, Larry, own a 110-acre Century Farm in rural Cass County.

The 33rd District includes Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, East Lynne, Gunn City, Strasburg, Lake Lotawana, Lone Jack, and parts of Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs.

More information is available about Pfautsch’s campaign at citizensforpfautsch.com.

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