Blunt said the two victories were a strong affirmation of the positive change he has brought to Missouri government including more money for schools, a budget that lives within taxpayers’ means, and the implementation of laws and policies that have helped Missouri’s entrepreneurs and employers create more than 38,000 new jobs since January.
“I am pleased that these fine public servants will be a part of our ongoing efforts to get our state back on the right track,” Blunt said. “We have been able to honor our commitments to make education the state’s top priority and to begin creating a state government that is a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars but we have much more to accomplish. I am honored in the confidence the voters expressed in the direction we are leading the state and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Goodman bested former state representative Nolan McNeil winning 65 percent of the vote to fulfill the term of deceased Sen. Larry Taylor in the 29th Senate District.
Smith beat Bobby Simpson winning 54 percent of the vote to fulfill the 150th House District seat vacated when Sen. Frank Barnitz was elected to the Senate.