Doug Beck, a 30-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 is the new Democratic candidate in the 92nd Missouri House District following the withdrawal of incumbent State Representative Genise Montecillo on Aug. 3.
A special meeting of the 92nd Legislative Committee was called by the acting Legislative Chair Aug. 11 to nominate a replacement. Those in attendance were Democratic committee people from the affected townships of Jefferson, Gravois and Concord. Those interested in being selected to replace Monticello on the November ballot were invited to speak.
Beck was the only prospective candidate who attended and spoke to committee members. He was approved by acclamation.
Beck serves as a director of the Affton School Board, a position he has held for seven years, including two years as president. During his tenure on the board, Beck worked to expand early childhood education, which culminated in the building of a new early childhood center.
He also worked to increase opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Affton School Board has been recognized for its outstanding performance by the Missouri School Board Association and now ranks as one of the top districts in St. Louis County as measured by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
“I believe in giving back to the community in which I live,” Beck said of his candidacy. “My work ethic, leadership ability, experience in public education and belief in responsible government makes me an ideal choice to represent the people of the 92nd District.”
Beck lives in St. Louis County. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two children and one grandchild.