COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Boone County Democratic Legislative Committee for House District 45 has chosen their nominee for the upcoming special election.
“We were presented with three really strong candidates to choose from (Scott Cristal, Caleb Hall, and David Tyson Smith) and no matter who we picked, we know that person would represent the district well,” says Ward 2 Committeewoman Karen Sicheneder. “We all took very careful consideration of each candidate, interviewed each candidate, and spoke with people all over the district before making our final vote."
“We had three great candidates, all of whom could represent both the 45th Legislative District and the Boone County Democratic Party well, but we have to choose one. So, on this historic day where Kamala Harris became not only the first woman, but the first woman of color to be inaugurated as the Vice -President of the United States, and a day that saw white supremacy and the rise of racism denounced from the inaugural podium, then I feel like now is the time for us as a party to put our Black Lives Matter signs where our mouths are and elect David Tyson Smith as our next State Representative. If we are an anti-racist organization actively working toward dismantling white supremacy, this is a step in the right direction,” says Chimene Schwach, Ward 4 Committeewoman.
Smith was chosen by a majority of the committee to represent the Democratic Party.