Legislative Column for the Week of Monday, December 21, 2015
Wishing You a Merry Christmas
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JEFFERSON CITY — Christmas Day, which is this Friday, is one of the merriest days of the year. It’s a day for spending time with loved ones, watching classic Christmas films, such as “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” eating delicious food, and seeing the joy in your children’s eyes as they discover their filled stockings under the tree or resting by the fireplace. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, and as always, I’m looking forward to spending this joyous day with my family.

Aside from the holiday festivities, Christmas is a time to be appreciative for all that has been given to us. The richest people in the world are those who have family and friends who love them. I am blessed to have many friends and family who are dear to my heart.  In addition to my loved ones, I’m grateful for my constituents in the 26th Senatorial District, who provide me with their input and support, and encourage me to represent Missouri in the best way possible. I’m also thankful for members of our Armed Forces, some of whom are away from their families this Christmas, serving our country. To these brave men and women — thank you for allowing us to celebrate this holiday in freedom.

Another reason why I’m particularly fond of Christmas is that Missourians come together to help those in need. While some of us may enjoy a Christmas feast, gathered around a brightly lit tree, other families won’t be able to take part in these pleasures this year, due to hardships. Please consider a donation to a valuable charity, such as the Franklin County United Way, or volunteer with your local church community.

Thank you for reading this weekly column. Please contact my office at (573) 751-3678 if you have any questions.

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Jefferson City, MO 65101
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