When she won a special election in August of 2017, Sara Walsh was a political novice, running for office for the first time.

Ashland’s Sara Walsh marched in Saturday’s Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland. 

Now, after one legislative session, Walsh says she is running for re-election on her record.

Walsh will face Michaela Skelton again in the race for State Representative on Nov. 6 – a race that is surely going to heat up after the Labor Day weekend.

District 50 encompasses Southern Boone County, south Columbia and portions of Cole, Cooper and Moniteau counties.

Walsh said her time in the state legislator – which stood out not only for the turmoil surrounding a governor who eventually resigned, but for the volume of bills passed by the Republican-led legislature.

“It was, at times, like getting a drink of water from a fire hose,” Walsh said. “The Speaker of the House put me on six committees and that, at first, seemed overwhelming. He had faith in me and it meant some long days and late nights. I had no idea of what a whirlwind it would be.”

But Walsh noted that the best part of her job was getting to represent the people and organizations in her district.

~ Find out more in today’s Journal ~

By Bruce Wallace