Fulton’s longtime former police chief is seeking the GOP nomination for a mid-Missouri House seat that will be vacated next January by term-limited State Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit).
Steve Myers, who’s also a former Montgomery County sheriff, tells 939 the Eagle that many politicians are not listening to the people.
“They are more interested in their special interest groups and their lobbyists. And I think the people of, certainly the 49th district, need someone to speak up for them,” Myers says.
Myers served as Fulton’s police chief for more than 19 years, from 2002 until December. He pushed for community policing and body cameras as chief. The district includes Fulton, New Bloomfield and Holts Summit.
Myers, who grew up on a family farm, says agriculture is a key component in the rural district.
“I think there are some things that we need to address in the agricultural community to better assist our family farms and keep those thriving,” says Myers.
Myers successfully pushed for a crisis intervention team, training his officers to help identify those who need mental health assistance. He has said that helped keep many people safe.