Incumbent State Representative Jay Houghton, who currently serves District 10 in Jefferson City, has announced that he will be filing to run as the conservative candidate in the newly drawn District 43. The new district includes all of Audrain County and a large portion of Callaway County.
“Jay is a gentleman, he respects those he serves, he is easy to talk to, and truly loves his job as State Representative,” said Virginia Pehle, Houghton’s Campaign Treasurer, “We are lucky he is in our district”.
“The new 43rd District needs a proven conservative representative in the State House,” Houghton said. “I want to continue to work hard for our friends and neighbors, and this is why I will be running for election in the new 43rd District.”
Houghton’s current district encompasses six counties; all of Pike, and parts of Audrain, Callaway, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Ralls. The district was re-drawn by Judicial Apportionment Commission as part of the required re-districting that takes place every 10 years because of population changes. Houghton was elected in November 2010, and began serving the people of the 10th District in January of this year. Prior to being elected to the state legislature Houghton was the mayor of Martinsburg and farm manager for McCaw Farms. He is a 4-H leader and has been active in the Audrain County Pork Producers, having served as Treasurer for thirteen years.
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