A veteran state lawmaker from western Missouri’s Harrisonville is focusing on his experience as he runs for Congress.
State Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) served eight years in the Missouri House from 2011-2018, before being elected to the state Senate last November.
“When you step up into the congressional realm, I mean that’s kind of going from the minor leagues to the major leagues. And the last thing we need in this time in our nation is to send people that, yeah they have great campaign promises but they don’t actually have the legislating experience,” Brattin says.
Senator Brattin spoke on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia. ” He’s seeking the GOP nomination for west-central Missouri’s fourth congressional district, and wishes the governor had called a special session this fall on congressional redistricting.
Brattin wants Cass and Boone counties to remain in the sprawling fourth district.
““I’m going to fight for keeping Cass (County) in the fourth. I mean that’s where our current congresswoman (Vicky Hartzler), this is her home county. And I think removing her from that would be just poor form,” says Brattin.
The current fourth district also includes Moberly, California and Sedalia. Filing for congressional and state legislative seats begins in February.
Brattin is currently the Senate Education Committee’s vice chairman, and is critical of CRT. He is also focusing on military issues. Brattin served six years in the Marines.