Jones leaving Mo. House seat, Walsh announces candidacy

A local Republican quickly throws her hat in the ring for state rep.

Sara Walsh (pictured) announced early Wednesday she wants to replace Caleb Jones in the 50th District. Governor-elect Greitens has named Jones as his deputy chief of staff.

Jones, a Columbia native, has served southern Boone, and parts of Cole, Moniteau and Cooper counties in the House since 2011.

The governor will have to call a special election to fill Jones’ seat.

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