Mike Revis, a Fenton Democrat motivated to run by last year’s passage of RTW, is the new Missouri state representative in the 97th District.
Revis, who ran against Republican David Linton, won the race by a 52 percent margin. In Jefferson County, the unofficial election results were 1,558 to 1,494 - a difference of 64 votes. In St. Louis County, the results were 229 to 185 - a difference of 44 votes.
"Thank you for the faith and confidence you have placed in me," Revis said. "I can hardly express the tremendous gratitude I have for all those who have helped in this campaign and those who took the time to vote today. Your work and your votes made the difference!"
Revis comes from a long line of union family members and was endorsed for the 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.
We'll have more on this story in the Feb. 15 edition of the Labor Tribune.