State Representative Elaine Gannon has won the Republican primary in the 3rdSenatorial District, filling the seat previously held by State Senator Gary Romine.
“I truly appreciate the support I received from voters and volunteers across the region. I also want to thank organized labor and all of the state’s education organizations – the MSTA, Better Schools for Missouri, and the NEA – for all of their support. I could not have done this without you,” said Gannon. “In the Missouri Senate, I will work hard for this district. I will stand up for our values, fight for policies like increased workforce training opportunities that can help attract family-supporting jobs to this region, and work to lower taxes and get unnecessary red tape out of our way.”
Gannon has served four terms in the Missouri House and currently serves on the De Soto School Board. Prior to running for office, she spent 32 years as a coach and teacher for De Soto Public Schools. She also served as Director of the De Soto Parks Program.
Elaine was endorsed by Missouri Right to Life PAC and the NRA-PVF, who gave her their coveted A Rating.
Raised in Bismarck, she currently lives in De Soto with her husband, Dennis, who serves as Jefferson County Executive. They are active members of First Baptist Church in De Soto and have two sons.