Representative Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) is leaving the Missouri House due to term limits. Before the close of his final regular session he thanked his family and colleagues.
“Our shared humanity should transcend politics. We should be human to each other even though we disagree.”
“We are but a mist, and I think it’s helpful for us to have humility as a result of knowing that we are such a small thing in the grand scheme of things.”
Representative Jason Chipman (R-Steelville) is leaving the Missouri House due to term limits. Before the close of the final session of his time in the chamber he bid farewell and reflected on his time.
“There are some of these colleagues that I will never see again after I’m done here but I know that at a moment’s notice they would drop what they had going to come and help me if I needed it.”
Representative Derek Grier (R-Chesterfield) is not pursuing another term in the Missouri House. Before the close of his last session he said goodbye to his colleagues, staff, and constituents.
“I am so grateful to each one of you. There are so many good people here in this room; so many people that care deeply about our state, that care deeply about each other, too.”
House Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann (R-O’Fallon) is leaving the Missouri House after 8 years due to term limits. Before the end of the final regular session of his House career, he spoke to his colleagues and staff.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of individuals in this building that I’ve made what I consider long-term relationships with.”
Representative Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka) is not pursuing another term in the Missouri House. Before the close of business on her last regular session in the chamber, she spoke to her colleagues and House staff.
“Being a voice for liberty, America, and all that she stands for has been my pure joy, greatest pleasure, and one of the best honors in my lifetime.”
The legislative term of Representative Bill Kidd (R-Buckner) is coming to a close. As his final session as a member of the House wound down, Kidd bid his colleagues farewell.
“You will be a picture on the wall, the desk will be given back to someone else, it will be time for you to give it all back. My time has arrived and now it’s time to give it back and go home … it’s been an honor.”
May 13 was the last day of the last regular session as a member of the House for Representative Allen Andrews (R-Grant City). He offered this farewell before the final gavel.
“We are given temporary platforms of influence … while on this platform, while eyes are watching your every move and ears are listening to your every word, I encourage you, I beg of you to examine your ways and look hard at your example.”
Representative Dan Shaul is leaving the Missouri House due to term limits. He said his goodbyes and reflected on his time in the Chamber, last Friday.
“When you leave here you leave here quickly.”
Representative Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) is on his way out of the House due to term limits. He addressed his colleagues last Friday before the end of the last regular session of his term.
“It was all worth it.”
Representative Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) is leaving the House due to term limits. He spoke last week to his colleagues as his final regular session wound down.
“Thank you everybody for all the friendships that I’ve made here, and I wish everyone the very, very best as we go forward in life.”