My name is Patty Johnson. I am running for State Representative for the 56th Missouri House District. I am running because I believe your representative should be listening to you, not party bosses and paid lobbyists. With your help I will be your voice in Jefferson City. It is time the State Legislature begins working to make things better for all Missourians.
The 56th State Representative District is not a suburban Cass County District. It is made up of, Martin City and Richards Gebaur in Jackson County and parts of Rural Cass and Bates Counties, as well as Belton and Loch Lloyd. Because of my background I understand the concerns of all the citizens of the 56th District. My mother still operates the family farm in rural Saline County, Missouri, where I grew up. I attended school in a small school district. I graduated from UMKC Law School. My husband Jerry and I lived in South Kansas City. We have lived and worked in Cass County since 1996. We are happy to call Cass County our home. We are proud that our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in Cass County. I practice family law in Cass County where I am privileged to work for families and children as a Guardian ad Litem and family law mediator.
In the 56th District, as well as in rest of Missouri, we need a healthy State economy that supports our agricultural economy and grows good jobs. We need our schools fully funded. We have to know our children, our seniors, our disabled and our veterans will have access to the help and services they deserve.
The issues facing the 56th District are important and require a representative who will listen to your concerns. I look forward to talking with you about your concerns. I know that the 56th District is a great place to live and raise a family. My goal as your State Representative is to make living in the 56th District even better. We need State Government that works for all Missourians, not a select few.