Running for office

Retired school teacher Tammy Harty has announced she plans to run as a Democrat for 33rd District State Senator. The seat, currently held by Mike Cunningham (R-Rogersville), will be open as Cunningham has served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed. Harty says her main focus if she is elected will be Medicaid expansion in the state and improving rural economic development by focusing on infrastructure and education. She also says protecting the natural beauty of the Ozarks and focusing on tourism can help spur economic development. Harty lives in rural Ripley County near Doniphan and works as a substitute teacher. She has a master’s degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Missouri’s 33rd District includes Webster, Wright, Texas, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Oregon and Ripley counties. Potential candidates may not file until the last Feb. 25, 2020, and will have until the end of the day March 31, 2020, to file. Watch the Quill for more information on political candidates running for election in 2020. For more information on Harty visit her campaign’s Facebook page at “Tammy Harty for Missouri Senate District 33.”

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