Candidate for Missouri House of Representatives District 21
Monday, July 19, 2010 | 1:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:51 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mike Becker, state House of Representatives candidate for District 21, is retired from 31 years in the service industry.

He spent a semester at Jefferson College before leaving to serve in the Air Force for four years. When his service ended, he married and began working at Ford Motor Company and later delivered for UPS.

Mike Becker

PERSONAL: Age 63. Married to Ann Becker. Two children, Lynn and Ernest.


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EDUCATION: High school degree from Fox High School in Arnold, 1964

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If elected, Becker, a Republican, said he would like to create a program offering incentives to retired business owners, who act as mentors to businesses in financial trouble.

"Every time a business fails, that's a lot of money going down the drain," Becker said. "If they had some help, maybe they could be in the black instead of red, black, red, black."

Top issues:

  • Opposing higher taxes on businesses 
  • Creating a plan to increase the number of successful businesses
  • Raising the moral and ethical standards for government officials to restore public trust

Why he’s running for office: “Nobody was sticking up for the businesses," Becker said. "There’s gotta be a better way than just slamming the businesses every time we needed money for this or that. Nobody was championing for the businesses, and we need cooperation to succeed.”

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