Jason Smith Thanks Voters

Nov 04, 2014

POPLAR BLUFF — Jason Smith released the following statement on tonight’s election results:

“As a seventh-generation Missourian, I am truly humbled that the voters of southeast Missouri have re-elected me to represent them in Congress.

“Since the voters first elected me as their congressman 17 months ago, I have battled to get government out of the way so southeast and southern Missouri can thrive.

“As a farmer and small business owner, I’ve seen firsthand how government intrusion stifles economic growth. That’s why I introduced legislation called the SCRUB Act to clear out the thousands of pages of regulations that hurt our businesses and farms and keep good jobs from being created. I have fought to keep unconstitutional government overreach from compromising our personal privacies. And when the National Park Service unfairly singled out baptisms on the Current River for extra permits, I held the administration accountable and got the decision reversed.

“But there is still more work to be done.

“It’s my promise that I will continue fighting to bring good jobs to southeast and southern Missouri, protect our way of life, and stand up for rural Missourians.

“Our priorities must be a balanced budget, reducing ineffective and intrusive regulations, and protecting our freedoms, because if Washington was more like Missouri, we’d be a lot better off.

“I am honored by the great responsibility the voters have placed in me. It has been, and will continue to be, a privilege to serve the people of Missouri’s 8th congressional district every day.”

Jason Smith won overwhelmingly, carrying all 30 counties in Missouri’s 8th district.