This article is part of the Missourian's 2012 general election voters guide.
WHAT'S THE JOB? The Missouri House of Representatives comprises 163 members, one for each of the state’s House districts.
State representatives must be at least 24 years old, be a qualified voter of the state for two years and be a qualified voter of the district they wish to represent for one year.
Representatives currently earn $35,915. Terms are two years, and representatives can serve no more than eight years in the House.
- The 6th District includes Macon County and parts of Linn and Randolph counties.
MEET THE CANDIDATES:
Diana J. Scott, (D)
Hometown: La Plata
Personal: Diana J. Scott has been married to her husband, Frank, for 45 years. They have two daughters, Julia and Stefanie, and three grandchildren.
Online: website: www.dianascottdistrict6.com;
Occupation: Scott and her husband breed Appaloosa horses in La Plata. The couple previously owned and managed D’zines floral and hair salon.
Education: Graduated from LaBelle High School, 1964; Quincy Beauty Academy, 1965.
Background: According to her website, Scott campaigned during three winning elections for 8th District Rep. Tom Shively. Political volunteering in Jefferson City has also allowed Scott to work closely with community issue legislation. As a cosmetology instructor, Scott served the Missouri Cosmetology Association as secretary and vice president as well as on its legislative committee.
Top priorities: According to Scott’s campaign website, she “plans to stand up for
our families in our rural communities so the same opportunities are available to the next generation that was there for her.” Scott said she intends to retain local control in rural communities and work on maintaining job growth, preserving family farms, supporting strong public schools and promoting local health care options.
Tim Remole (R)
Personal: Tim Remole has been married to his wife, Brenda, for 34 years. They have two children, Nathan Remole and Amy Fitzwater, and three grandchildren.
Occupation: Remole is the owner of Remole's Coatings, a company that provides painting services.
Education: Graduated from Westran High School in Huntsville
Background: Remole owns and runs his own small business, Remole's Coatings. Remole is also a member of the National Rifle Association and the Moberly Church of the Nazarene. He also supports the Missouri Farm Bureau, Eagle Forum and Americans for Prosperity, a grass-roots organization that encourages economic advancement and opportunity. According to his personal website, he received the endorsement of the NRA and Missouri Right to Life in 2010 when he ran for state representative in District 22, before Missouri’s district lines were redrawn. He was unsuccessful in his first attempt.
Top priorities: According to his Facebook page, Tim Remole hopes to carry a “message of Faith, Family, and Freedom forward to the November election.” According to his Facebook page, his top priorities are encouraging business and economic development, upholding the Second Amendment, advocating for higher quality education and opposing the Affordable Care Act and higher taxes.