Mike Revis, candidate for state rep. in Missouri’s 97th Dist., motivated to run by last year’s passage of RTW

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MIKE REVIS, the St. Louis Labor Council and Jefferson County Labor Club-endorsed Democratic candidate for Missouri House District 97 (left), speaks to Jefferson County Labor Club President Chuck DeMoulin during a recent meet-and-greet at Webber’s Front Row Bar & Grill in Arnold. – Labor Tribune photo

Special Election Feb. 6

Arnold, MO –  Democrat Mike Revis is hoping to flip the seat formerly held by worker-friendly Republican John McCaherty, of Fenton, in the special election Feb. 6.

McCaherty stepped down last year to focus on his campaign for Jefferson County executive. The district includes portions of Fenton, High Ridge, Arnold and South St. Louis County.

Revis works at Anheuser-Busch and comes from a union family. His father recently retired from Carpenters Local 97 after 40 years in the trade and his mother and sister are union teachers at Rockwood Summit High School. His grandfather and three uncles were also union carpenters.

Revis said he was motivated to run by last year’s passage of so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

“The news about ‘right-to-work’ really set me off and motivated me to run,” Revis said. “For some, saying you are pro-worker is just a bullet point. For me, it’s real life because I grew up in a union family, and I have seen firsthand how unions help their members provide for their families.”

WHAT HE STANDS FOR

In addition to defending the rights of working people, Revis’ goals include supporting public education, standing with first responders and veterans, opposing cuts to healthcare and senior services and attracting more quality jobs for Missouri.

Revis is a procurement manager at Anheuser-Busch. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Missouri at Columbia. While in college, he was an intern for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon through the Civic Leaders Internship Program, handling constituent services.

Revis is also a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys trap shooting and hunting, as well as the outdoors, running and attending Mizzou football and basketball games.

He’s also involved in several organizations he’s passionate about including St. Patrick’s Rock Church in Catawissa, the Recent Alumni Advisory Board for the Trulaske College of Business at Mizzou, the College of Business Advisory Board – St. Louis Chapter and the Associates Council for the Missouri Athletic Club.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information or to contribute to his campaign, visit revisformissouri.com.

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