Speaker Tim Jones Announces Listening, Policy Tour Across Missouri

Next week, speaker Tim Jones will be meeting with voters, media and leaders across the state to discuss legislative issues for upcoming 2013 session.

We have a great, four-day, 20-city tour taking place Dec. 10 through Dec. 13. On this tour, we will speak to voters, as well as community and business leaders across Missouri to obtain their input about the important issues facing Missouri.

I also will conduct numerous media interviews along the route so all Missouri voters can be informed regarding the challenges and potential solutions confronting their state legislature.

An initial schedule is as follows. A more detailed schedule will be available late
this week.

Monday, December 10

8:30 a.m. - Perryville

Meet and greet with former Speaker Steve Tilley at "Hoeckle's Bakery"

10:15 a.m. - Cape Girardeau

Meet and greet at "My Daddy's Cheesecake Café"

12:00 p.m. - Sikeston

Meet and greet at "Carnell's Collision"

3:00 p.m. - Poplar Bluff

Manufacturing plant tour and meet and greet at "Mid-Continent Steel and Wire"

6:00 p.m. - West Plains

Meet and greet at "West Plains City Hall"

Tuesday, December 11

7:30 a.m. - Branson

Breakfast and meet and greet at "Dewey Short Visitor Center" at Table Rock Lake

10:00 a.m. - Lockwood

Meet and greet at "S&H Farm Supply"

12:30 p.m. - Joplin

Lunch and meet and greet at "Granny Shaffer's"

2:30 p.m. - Springfield

Meet and greet at "Prime Trucking"

3:30 p.m. - Springfield

Speaking to "Springfield Chamber of Commerce"

5:00 p.m. - Lebanon

Meet and greet at "The Durham Company"

Wednesday, December 12

8:30 a.m. - Osage Beach

Meet and greet at "Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors"

10:15 a.m. - Jefferson City

Meet and greet at "Mid-America Wireless"

1:15 p.m. - Sedalia

Meet and greet at "Sierra Bullets"

3:30 p.m. - Independence

Information TBA

6:30 p.m. - Columbia

Information TBA

Thursday, December 13

8:00 a.m. - Moberly

Meet and greet at "Best Western Inn" 

10:30 a.m. - Palmyra

Meet and greet at "Heimer Construction"

11:30 a.m. - Hannibal

Meet and greet at "Becky Thatcher's"

3:00 p.m. - Washington

Information TBA

5:30 p.m. - Eureka

Ribbon cutting and meet and greet at new "Tim Jones District Headquarters", 137B South Central Avenue in Eureka; refreshments will be served

Editor's Note:  Jones was elected to the House in November 2006 and subsequently re-elected in 2008, 2010 and 2012. He was unanimously elected as Speaker in September for the remaining months of the 2012 session, and already was chosen as Speaker-Elect for the 2013-2014 General Assembly. He serves as Representative for the 110th District, which includes portions of Franklin and St. Louis Counties. Jones is an attorney, and currently resides in Eureka with his wife, Suzanne, and two daughters.

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