CALLAWAY COUNTY REPUBLICAN ANNOUNCES BID TO RUN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Travis Fitzwater to Fight for Jobs, Family and Freedom in the new 49th Missouri House District
Fulton, MO – Callaway County Republican Central Committee Secretary, Travis Fitzwater, has released a statement on his intention to run for the recently redrawn Missouri House of Representatives seat located in Callaway County and a portion of Cole County.
“My wife and I are staunch believers in the excellence of our country and this great state. As an active member of our community and a father-‐to-‐be, I know there is a need to fight for our freedoms and ensure that the next generation can enjoy what we’ve had the incredible joy of experiencing, namely a healthy environment to excel in education, jobs, the community and church,” said Fitzwater. “I’ve had the unique opportunity to serve local communities in several different capacities including Regional Coordinator for Americans for Prosperity, staff member for a college ministry, and Chief Operating Officer at an association that represents hundreds of small town Missouri pharmacists.”
After a period of prayer and consideration, Travis and his wife Amy decided the best way to serve their community in a more effective capacity would be for Travis to use his knowledge and experience in the political arena to help accomplish the following:
- Installation of the Callaway Two nuclear plant that will create thousands of jobs
- Pro-‐life legislation that protects our children from the very start of their lives at conception
- Unwavering support for the traditional family and the values a healthy family promotes, like
commitment, service, selflessness and truth
- Reduction in the size of government and the regulations it imposes on people and businesses
- An effective education system that relies on competency and common sense as a means for our
children’s growth from early childhood through adulthood
- And, Travis will work to expand Missourian’s right to bear arms
“Travis is a passionate husband and soon‐to‐be father who will represent Callaway and Cole County well. I know he will work hard to create an atmosphere where jobs can once again be our focus – like the Callaway Two nuclear plant. He will also fight for conservative values that Missourians believe in. He would be a good asset for the people of Callaway and Cole County, and that’s why I support his bid for Missouri State Representative,” said Senator Mike Kehoe from Jefferson City.
Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann stated, “Travis is a bright young man who understands the important issues in Missouri. I know he will work tirelessly to represent the people of the new 49th district. I’m happy to support Travis in this endeavor.”
“Thanks to great Missourians like Jeanie Riddle, Gary Jungermann and Mike Kehoe, we have a bright future in Missouri. Now, I truly believe, it’s time for my generation to step up to the plate and guide Missouri on a successful path that will provide great jobs and stability to our friends, families, and especially our children. Together, with a fresh perspective, we will make Missouri better than ever. That’s the message I will be offering to folks all around the 49th district,” Fitzwater said.
The new 49th district contains most of the same area in the current 20th district currently held by Rep. Jeanie Riddle (R-‐Mokane). Rep. Riddle recently announced she is running for the new 7th State Senate District and will not be seeking re-‐election to the House.
About Travis Fitzwater:
Travis lives in Holts Summit, is a board member of the Jefferson City Church of the Nazarene, member of the National Rifle Association, Callaway County Young Professionals, Americans for Prosperity, United for Missouri, and a Young Life ministry committeeman.
He graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC with a degree in Political Science, and graduated in 2007 from the Leadership Missouri program put on by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. He currently works for the Missouri Pharmacy Association as the Chief Operating Officer. He has also worked with the conservative organization Americans for Prosperity, was a campus minister for 2 years after college, and started a small marketing business in 2009 with multiple clients from around mid-‐Missouri.
He married his wife, Amy Fitzwater, in December of 2007, and they are expecting their first child, a girl, in April of 2012. Amy is the school counselor at New Bloomfield Elementary and also fulfilled her practicum hours in graduate school as a school counselor at North Elementary in Holts Summit.
As an avid sports fan, Travis also enjoys football, baseball, basketball, tennis and golf.