【圣路易时报讯】密苏里州州众议员圣路易西郡第99选区原众议员Jean Evans辞职出任密苏里州共和党执行主任，密州州长Mike Parson决定遗缺将于11月5日举行补选，民主党籍Trish Gunby决定出马竞选，将会共和党候选人Lee Ann Pitman一决胜负。
密州众议员为99选区包括众多华人居住的地区Ballwin, Manchester, Twin Oaks和Valley Park。
住在第99选区超过25年的Trish Gunby多年来一直关心政治，担任义工服务。她表示，「虽然和密州首府Jefferson City只有二小时车程，但是我不能坐视许多议题被州政府忽略，例如环境污染、最低工资、枪支管制、公平投票和妇女平权等。」
Trish Gunby曾任职Citicorp Mortgage和Purina公司市场和专案管理部门，她和她的两个孩子都是就读本地区Parkway学区，根生蒂固。她担任过西郡社区投票正义行动组织领导，教会关注社区义工，妇女权益组织秘书等，争取平权参与社会公益运动，经验丰富。
Special election for West County seat in Missouri House on Nov. 5<br>Trish Gunby Announces Candidacy for HD 99
“I’m running to restore representation in Jefferson City. Join me in protecting Clean MO, a fair wage and equal protections for every Missourian.”
Gov. Mike Parson called the special election on Nov. 5, 2019 for the district following the resignation of Jean Evans. Evans is now the executive director of the Missouri Republican Party.
House District 99 is a suburban St. Louis County district includes parts of Ballwin, Manchester, Twin Oaks and Valley Park.
While celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary, Manchester resident Trish Gunby has announced her candidacy to represent Missouri’s 99th House District on the Democratic ticket.
“Time and time again, our state legislature has failed to represent constituents’ voting interests,” Gunby said. “I can no longer sit two hours away from Jefferson City, while representation for my District, and across the state, gets trampled on.”
For years, Trish has volunteered in her District and across the state to further the interests of underserved communities.
At Manchester United Methodist Church, she served as the church’s Social Justice Coordinator, elevating the congregation’s awareness of issues related to gun violence, hunger and poverty in the U.S., LGBTQ rights, mental health and racial justice. As co-leader of West County Community Action Network’s Voting Rights Team and Board Secretary for Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, she’s continued to educate herself and others on the evolving world we live in.
“Whether it’s voting rights or marriage equality or school lunches, Missouri needs to face forward, not backwards, to establish fairness and equity. And don’t just ask me, ask the 62% of voters who stood firmly in favor of Clean MO and a fair wage.”
Trish has lived in the District for 25 years with her husband Mark, joined by their children Kyle and Bryn. Both she and her children are graduates of Parkway Schools, while her husband grew up a Cubs fan in Chicago’s suburbs.
After 30 years, she has learned to be exceptionally forgiving.
Gunby’s professional background is in project management and marketing. She worked at Citicorp Mortgage and Purina before staying home to raise her children.
Gunby has addressed issues such as guns, LGBT rights and abortion.
She has advocated for gun control measures and has criticized an anti-abortion law signed by Gov. Mike Parson in May. Gunby also supports passage of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, which would outlaw discrimination in housing and employment based on a person’s sexual orientation.
Democrat Trish Gunby, 58, faces Republican Lee Ann Pitman, 49, on Nov. 5.