Friday, September 9, 2016

Rep. Allen Andrews Wins Freshman of the Year Award

To honor and recognize the efforts of Rep. Allen Andrews, R- Grant City, for his work this year on Higher Education, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Todd Richardson, awarded him the Freshman Legislator of the Year Award for his outstanding work on Higher Education Issues.  Last session, Andrews was awarded the title of Freshman Legislator of the Year for his work in Agriculture.

“I firmly believe actions speak louder than words and as an elected official, those actions are crucial to the well-being of our constituents.  I commend Rep. Andrews on his actions in higher education showing firsthand that his actions demonstrate leadership for the people of his district,” said Speaker Richardson.

Through his role on the House Committee on Higher Education, Rep. Andrews helped promote legislation that would strengthen the future of higher education.  Furthermore, Rep. Andrews was appointed to a Chairman position by the Speaker of the House for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact which is a governing body over public universities in 12 states that make up the Upper Midwest which include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Rep. Andrews also actively serves on Committees for Judicial and Criminal Jurisprudence; Corrections; Consumer Affairs; and Conservation and Natural Resources.

“I am grateful for this acknowledgement and realize our many accomplishments were the result of the hard work of many great leaders here in Jefferson City and at home. Even though much has been accomplished, both in the committee and in the House of Representatives, we will continue to work hard to strengthen Missouri’s public institutions and strive to provide more than 450,000 students with a high-quality, postsecondary education that is second to none.” said Rep. Andrews.

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