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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jamie Burger informed his colleagues that he would vie for the assistant majority floor leader position in an email last month.

A formal announcement is expected during next week’s veto session, he said.

“After much discussion with my family and many of you, and many hours of personal contemplation and prayer, I have decided to run for Assistant Majority Floor Leader. I spent 18 years as part of the Scott County Commission, with 12 years as Presiding Commissioner and 37 years at Buzzi Unicem Cement Plant with 30 years in management. I believe this experience makes me ready for the task at hand.”

Burger is a freshman Republican who represents HD 148 with a love for all of southeast Missouri.

In the House, he serves on the Agriculture Policy, Local Government, and Transportation committees. He sponsored legislation during his first session that attempted to expand the offense of keeping a dangerous dog as well as one related to transgender athletes at public schools.

Burger worked at Buzzi Unicem USA, a ready-mix concrete supplier, for nearly four decades before he was elected to the House.

In a previous interview with The Missouri Times, Burger described himself as very faith-driven.

“My motto always is ‘God. Family. Job.’ And I’m gonna keep it in that order for the rest of my life,” Burger said.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is the editor of The Missouri Times. She joined the newspaper in early 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City.

Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has covered political campaigns across the U.S., including the 2016 presidential election, and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa and the Middle East.

She is a native of Missouri who studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She is also an alumna of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.

Contact Kaitlyn at kaitlyn@themissouritimes.com.

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