For Immediate Release:
Jan. 18, 2013

Contact: Matt Michelson
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Senator David Pearce Continues
Leadership Position as Senate Education Chair

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, was appointed by Senate Leader Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve on several Senate standing committees and to continue on as chairman of the Senate Education Committee.

“Senator Pearce’s previous work as chair speaks for itself,” said Sen. Dempsey.  “His dedication and continued effort on behalf of education in the Show-Me State proves that he will address the most pressing issues currently before our state’s students, teachers and professionals.”

“The work of the Education Committee has always been one of my highest priorities as a legislator,” Sen. Pearce said. “It is an honor to carry on as chair and continue hearing and debating legislation that will make education stronger in our state.”

Along with his chairmanship, Sen. Pearce was also named to three other committees: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources; Appropriations; and Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections. These committees are charged with hearing bills before they are debated on the Senate floor, regarding topics such as animals, food production and natural resources; creation of a balanced fiscal budget for Missouri; and banking, state departments and boards, and election law.

“The legislature is bound to create a responsible, balanced operating budget for our state,” Sen. Pearce said. “This week, the Appropriations Committee will begin the long process of hearing testimony from state departments related to the 2014 Fiscal Year. Both the Agriculture and Financial and Governmental Organizations committees will also convene shortly to discuss legislation for consideration on the Senate floor.”

Senator Pearce will continue to serve as one of two senators on the nine-member Missouri Veterans Commission, which assists all veterans, their dependents, and legal representatives by providing information regarding veterans’ rights and benefits through state and federal government.

To learn more about Sen. Pearce’s work with these committees, or about legislation filed by the senator during the 2013 legislative session, please visit his website at