Opinion on the Fulton State Hospital: Let’s Get It Done!

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the press conference today at the Fulton State Hospital (FSH) in regards to Rep. Riddle and Rep. (Future Missouri Speaker of the House) Diehl pledging their support for funding a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital campus, despite the Governor’s recent comments concerning the FSH and the tax cut bill just passed in Missouri’s Legislature.  I applaud the efforts of the House to do their part in passing funding legislation for this project.  

Once elected to the House, I plan on continuing the efforts of Rep. Riddle in making Fulton State Hospital a safer place for both patients and employees. In fact, it should be a priority that each legislator protects state employees who are put in harms way on a consistent basis at the FSH facility (Read more about the dangers HERE) or any other state work place. 

I am disappointed that the Governor has made comments suggesting that the Fulton State Hospital project and other mental health funding would be in jeopardy because of the General Assembly’s recent passage of a responsible income tax bill.  I support a responsible tax cut package and have the opinion that SB 509 can become a reality along with the immediate construction of a new state of the art facility at Fulton State Hospital.
I commit my support to the men and women of Fulton State Hospital and all the small business owners of the 49th district.  My legislative plans will always focus on ensuring that Callaway and Cole Counties are a thriving, safe, and attractive place to work and live.

Super Sam’s Fun Run

super-sam-fun-runSuper Sam is an inspirational 5 year old who has had a huge impact on my family, even though we’ve never met him. He is fighting off cancer right now, but we have confidence that the Lord is looking over this young family.

And, you can help!! In Fulton, Missouri, on May 4th, 2014, from 2-4 pm, the Callaway County YMCA and a local chapter of Relay for Life are sponsoring a superheroes fun run at the Y. It will include an obstacle course, face painting, heroes (and maybe villains), inflatable jump houses, and all kinds of fun for kids and families. The price is $10 per person or $25 for a family.

We have also received a generous offer from a contributor who is offering an up to $2,500 match contribution if that amount can be raised on May 4th. So, please come out and help raise money to support this young family as they battle cancer with their superhero, Super Sam.

For more information and to RSVP, check out the event page on Facebook –> Super Sam Fun Run on Facebook.

Also, for updates on the status of Sam’s cancer battle, join the SuperSam’s Heroes Facebook Group.