As Vice Chairman of the Budget Committee, Rick demands government accountability and fiscal responsibility. As the recession hit, Rick fought hard against deficit spending. He won, and the state budget remained balanced despite the recent 20% decline in state revenues. The result: Missouri is one of only seven states with a AAA bond rating.
Building on four years of helping provide Missouri with a balanced budget, for his next term Rick will again serve as Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, as well as Chair of the Committee for Fiscal Review. With this dual leadership role, Rick will be in an even better position to ensure that our AAA bond rating will be maintained. By re-electing Rick, you can help ensure that these critical roles at the state level are filled by a proven an individual of financial acumen and proven fiscal responsibility.