47th District - Wright vs. Bayse
By HENRY J. WATERS III
Monday, October 27, 2014
For state representative in Missouri’s 47th District, incumbent Democrat John Wright defends his seat against Republican Chuck Bayse. Wright clearly is the best choice.
COLUMBIA — State Rep. John Wright wants to change an inappropriate culture of entitlement he said is pervading the Missouri state Capitol.
Wright, D-Rocheport, hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Columbia Public Library where he shared his recent findings on lobbyist gift practices in the Missouri legislature. The vice chair of the House Ethics Committee also discussed what he called Missouri's exceptionally lax campaign finance laws and shared suggestions for solutions to these issues that he said are endangering our democratic system.
State Rep. John Wright, D-Rocheport, will host a town hall meeting Wednesday evening to discuss ethics rules that allow unlimited gifts to state lawmakers and place no limits on campaign contributions.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room of the Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway.