VOTERS GUIDE: John Cauthorn

Candidate for Missouri House of Representatives District 21
Monday, July 19, 2010 | 1:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:29 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This article has been updated to clarify Cauthorn's time in office.

John Cauthorn is a farmer. He has also spent five years in the Missouri Senate and served in the National Guard for six years.

After graduating from Mexico High School, he attended Truman State University for two years.

John Cauthorn

PERSONAL: Age 63. Married to Brenda Cauthorn. Three children, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn and Andrew.



EDUCATION: Attended Missouri State Teachers College and Truman State University.

BACKGROUND: Served in the National Guard from 1967 to 1973; member of Victory Christian Fellowship, Missouri Farm Association, Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and the Soybean Association.

ON THE WEB: Cauthorn has a Facebook page.

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Cauthorn, a Republican, was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 2001 after Joe Maxwell abandoned the position to become lieutenant governor.

Top issues:

  • Creating jobs in the private sector 
  • Protecting Missouri's state sovereignty from the federal government
  • Creating energy that can be viable, renewable fuel produced in the U.S., not overseas
  • Upholding the values of rural Missouri communities

Why he’s running for office: “I think the House might need a little maturity over there," Cauthorn said. "I think I offer some experience and expertise that term limits have taken away from the legislative process. I think I can be a real asset to Boone and Audrain County.”

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T.C. R July 20, 2010 | 6:15 a.m.
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