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My name is Ben Baker, and I am a Republican running for Missouri State Representative in the 160th District. In the world of politics, it is extremely rare to find someone who is connected to reality and who truly has the best interest of the people at heart. A politician who will fight for the values of the people they represent and who will take a stand for what is right no matter the changing political tide is rare, but the few who take such a stand make all the difference. My commitment to you is that I will lead with integrity and fight relentlessly for the values of southwest Missouri.
Most of my adult life I have been in ministry and public service. I am a minister, missionary, professor and the dean of students at Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho. Helping people has been my passion in life! I currently serve as the board president of our local pregnancy resource center, and I am a long-time advocate for the right to life. My wife, Naomi, and I have been married seventeen years, and we have four beautiful daughters. Natalie, Nicole, Sylvia, and Sydney. As a husband and father, family values are not only very important to me – they define who I am. Whether it is religious freedom or excellence in education, I am ready to fight for our values in Jefferson City.
I also own a small construction business where I specialize in artisan trim-work. I am a person who applies a vigorous work ethic to everything I do and one who takes the time to produce a quality project with an extraordinary focus on the details. As a small business owner, I understand firsthand the challenges of government overreach and unnecessary regulation. Lower taxes, cutting back red tape, and reducing government regulation and bureaucracy are priorities of mine. As an avid firearms enthusiast and outdoorsman, the 2nd Amendment is an integral part of who I am, and the defense of our personal liberties requires constant vigilance.
In 2016, I entered the world of politics via small-town city government – running for city council in Neosho and winning by a large margin. The people were behind me because I stood up for them, and I represented the values they care about. A year later, I was elected unanimously by the city council to be the Mayor of Neosho. Almost immediately, we faced challenges. An unprecedented flood affected hundreds of residents in our city, a tornado hit the northern part of town, and our community became the target of an anti-religion organization, who demanded we take down a cross that has been in our city park since 1930. Leadership during these times of crisis has been crucial, and the people believe I have represented them well and governed with a steady hand. I have worked to bring people together and find working solutions. The people who elected me know that I listen and will respond.
Concerned about the future my children will inherit, and in response to an overwhelming number of hardworking people in our district, I have decided to run for state representative. Our current representative will be leaving due to term limits, and I hope to carry the torch with strong and steady leadership for southwest Missouri.
I ask for your vote on August 8, and I hope I can count on your support during this campaign. If you have any questions, please contact me! I am willing to meet with you and look forward to getting to know you.
Because of Liberty,