House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) bid farewell to the House and his colleagues on Friday. Vescovo is leaving the chamber after 8 years due to term limits. He talked about his time and accomplishments in the chamber.
Vescovo, who went from dropping out of high school to “giving the last speech of the day” on the final day of the session, said he has lived the American dream and that for him, that dream has been about second chances.
“If we got one kid out of foster care and got them into a loving home it was worth it. If we got one kid adopted it was worth it. If we got one kid away from being abused and a terrible setting it was worth it. It was worth it without a doubt.”