Passage of anti-worker RTW compelled Fenton Democrat with union roots to run for office
By SHERI GASSAWAY
When Fenton Democrat Mike Revis saw how quickly so-called “right-to-work” was passed after Gov. Eric Greitens took office, he knew he had to take action.
After listening to a radio program on the subject on his hour-long trek home from work at Anheuser-Busch, Revis walked in the door and immediately started reaching out to his party and other various groups to find out how he could get involved and make a difference.
Now he’s running in the Feb. 6 special election to replace worker-friendly Republican Representative John McCaherty of Fenton, who vacated the seat in September to focus on his 2018 campaign for Jefferson County executive.
Revis comes from a long line of union family members and has been endorsed for the District 97 seat by the St. Louis Labor Council and the Jefferson County Labor Club. The district includes portions of Fenton, High Ridge, Arnold and South St. Louis County.
‘PASSAGE OF RTW
MOTIVATED ME TO RUN’
“The news about the so-called ‘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.”
Revis’ 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 maternal grandfather and three uncles were union carpenters with a combined 200 years of experience in the trade.
“Because my parents had access to better wages and healthcare through their unions, we grew up in a nice house in a nice neighborhood and they were able to send three kids to college,” Revis said. “It was like a chain reaction.”
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 bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Missouri at Columbia. While in college, he was intern for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon through the Civic Leaders Internship Program handling constituent services.
NRA MEMBER, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Revis is 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.