Muntzel to Seek Newly Formed Missouri 48th District House Seat
David Muntzel has announced that he will seek the Missouri 48th District House seat on the Republican ticket in the upcoming election. His aggressive campaign platform will include promoting small business, less government controls, economic development, lower taxes, pro life, better education in our schools, and preserving our 2nd amendment rights.
David started his professional working career of 24 years in the livestock nutrition industry. As a District Sales Manager with the Ralston Purina Co., he helped to start and develop small businesses in the livestock feed business and worked with the local livestock producers. He then spent 12 years in the insurance industry as a District Sales Manager for Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc. and worked with the local county Farm Bureau boards in Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Randolph, Lafayette, Johnson, Audrain, Callaway, Monroe, Moniteau, and Boone Counties.
David and his wife Ann reside south of Boonville near his family farm. He was raised in the small community of Bellair on Hwy. 5 where his family was involved in livestock and row crop farming since the mid 1850’s. Married 38 years, David and Ann have a daughter, Heather, married with three children of Lee’s Summit, and a son, Pete of Kansas City. David is a graduate of Bunceton High School and the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing Degree. Ann is a retired music teacher.
David states, "I look forward to visiting with the like minded conservative voters of the newly formed 48th District to represent them in Jefferson City. Feel free to contact me by phone atcell, 660-838-6014 home, or email@example.com to voice your concerns and support".
Paul Davis Seeks Re-election to Cooper County Commission
Paul Davis has filed for re-election to the Cooper County Commission in the August 7th Primary Election. Now in his fourth year as Eastern District Commissioner, Paul looks forward to continuing his innovative approach to county government. “I have undertaken several important initiatives in the past three years,” said Davis, “and I’m excited about implementing additional improvements in the next four. I view my County Commissioner role as one of ‘customer service’- my goal is to respond as quickly as possible to the concerns and needs of Cooper County citizens.”
During his first three years in office, Davis worked with the Assessors office to make the Cooper County Geographical Information Service (GIS) available at no cost on the Web (https//cooper.integritygis.com), allowing citizens to view high resolution aerial photographs and up-to-date information on all Cooper County land parcels. He initiated the upgrading of the county phone system to Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), paid largely through a federal grant. The new system improves the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to 24-line capacity, compared to 2-line capacity prior to the upgrade. Cooper County Emergency Operations Director Tom White said, “The 24-line capacity in the EOC was invaluable during the 2011 Blizzard.” Davis ordered an energy audit of the Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center, which resulted in the installation of a computerized temperature control system (CTCS). In the first calendar quarter of operation, the CTCS has saved the county 24% in energy reduction, and a consultant projects that the new system will save the county more than $25,000 each year in reduced energy consumption. Davis has introduced new road maintenance procedures, including the use of geotextile fabric for repairing persistent road “soft spots”. Davis successfully spearheaded the effort to reinstate the Village of Wooldridge in the National Flood Plain Insurance Program (NFIP), and is working with the Village to participate in a voluntary federal buyout of flood-damaged homes. “Of all my initiatives as Commissioner, I am most proud of helping Wooldridge get reinstated in the NFIP,” Davis said, “because now Wooldridge residents can have flood insurance on their homes for the first time in 28 years.”
“My nearly thirty-five years in private business provides me an opportunity to introduce cost savings and increased efficiency to Cooper County government,” said Davis, “ and I look forward to the opportunity to serve the taxpayers of Cooper County for another four years.”
Davis, a life-long resident of Cooper County, and Debby Kirschman, a Prairie Home native, have been married for over twenty-nine years. They have two grown children and three “grand dogs”. Paul can be contacted at 660-882-7850, firstname.lastname@example.org, and on Facebook.
Kevin’s dedication to public service runs deep in his family. His father and grandfather were both Missouri State Highway Patrolman and his other grandfather was a physician. He initially pursued a career in the fire service serving 14 years with the Cooper County Fire District and various other departments while in college. Paramedicine and a career in emergency medical services seemed like a better fit. He has been employed by Cooper County Ambulance Service as a Paramedic since 1987 and has been serving as their Assistant Manager since 1996. In addition to attending many continuing education courses throughout his career he has served on the Cooper County Child Fatality Review Panel for 15 years as the EMS representative. He has also worked part time for several other EMS agencies in central Missouri, most notably, Callaway County Ambulance District for 23 years.
Kevin lives southeast of Boonville in the Village of Windsor Place and has a daughter Holly who is a sophomore at MU. His mother, Ann resides at the family home near Clarks Fork. When he is not working or spending time with his family he enjoys auto racing, the shooting sports, or just a simple project around the house.
Kevin states “If elected, I will serve Cooper County with the professionalism, dedication and compassion they deserve. There’s no greater privilege than public service and I would consider it an honor to serve as their Coroner.”
James joined the Boonville Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer in 1987 and currently serves as a Sergeant. He also has been a Cooper County Sheriff’s Deputy since joining the department in 1996. Since 1988 Mr. Hurt has taken every opportunity to educate himself in all forms of crime scene investigation, especially homicide and suicide cases.
James attended Medicolegal Death Investigation Course at St. Louis University in 2004 and the Masters Conference for Advanced Death Investigation, also at St. Louis University in 2007 where he had the opportunity to meet and hear Dr. Jan Garavaglia (Dr. G, Medical Examiner from the Discovery Channel) speak. James has also attended numerous courses on Homicide Investigation thru the University of Missouri and PACT (Public Agency Training Council). James has continued his education by attending the Missouri Coroner’s Conference by the Missouri Association of Coroner’s in Jefferson City annually since becoming coroner in 2008.
James has expanded the Cooper County Coroner’s office by including a Deputy Coroner to better serve the community and provide continuous coverage. Both the Deputy Coroner and the Coroner’s Assistant have been trained in Medicolegal Death Investigation to better serve the County.
James has started a program to educated kids not only in forensic careers at the Boonslick Technical Education Center, but he also provides education to younger children at Kids Day at the Cooper County Memorial Hospital on dangerous subjects such as drugs, the Choking Game, energy drinks, gun safety, etc..
With James training and education in law enforcement, he is prepared to step in at a moment’s notice should anything happen to the Sheriff until a new Sheriff can be appointed.
James has spent the last 4 years dedicating himself and his office in providing services to decedents loved ones not just at the time of death but also in helping the families afterwards. James has developed a history of staying with the decedent and their families until the funeral home arrives and will also act as a go between with Midwest Transplant, employers, and the American Red Cross (trying to get military home), etc. when necessary to try to minimize the stress a family has to deal with at the time of a loss of a loved one.
James will continue to do the same job he has done for you over the last for years and appreciates the continued support from the community.
David Booker is pleased to announce his candidacy for the office of Western District Commissioner of Cooper County. He was born and raised in Boonville and is a lifelong resident of Cooper County, with the exception of approximately six years when he worked as a police officer in Fayette and with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Lancaster, Missouri. He is a 1970 graduate of Laura Speed Elliott High School in Boonville and a 1974 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, formerly Central Missouri State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. David retired September 1, 2011, as a Supervising Sergeant after a 32 plus year career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He and his wife Terry live in Pilot Grove where they operate and manage their farm.
David brings his business and decision making ability, leadership skills, and experience in public safety to the office of Western District Commissioner. He places emphasis on Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Fiscal Accountability and Responsibility.
David will be: a voice for all the residents of Cooper County and a STRONG VOICE for the Western District, a Guardian of the taxpayers money, and be willing to “think outside the box” for solutions to problems and not accept the “Status Quo”.