Lincoln Hough

140th District, House

Party: Republican

Education: Bachelor’s in political science, Missouri State University

Previous political experience: Ran for associate commissioner of Greene County in 2008, lost in primaries. Hough also worked for Congressman Blunt through 2009.

Work experience: Interned at Jefferson City during college with the House Budget Chairman. He also worked in the prosecutor’s office in Greene County and the public defender’s office in Greene County.

Family: Lincoln and his wife, Sarah, were married last October.

Current occupation: Farmer, works with cattle

Q: What is the most significant issue facing Missouri?

Hough believes that the biggest issue facing Missouri is the budget because of all the recent cuts. There are more cuts being looked into numbering into the billions of dollars making this issue quite significant.

Q: What are the top three items you would like to address as a legislator if (re)elected?

The top three issues that Hough would like to address are the financial situation and budget, jobs and opportunities to strengthen Missouri’s economy, and giving more chances to rural farming communities to truly flourish and make a living.

Q: Like other states, Missouri is facing difficult financial times. Where would you propose cutting the budget, and which items do you feel need to be preserved?

Hough believes that Missouri is, “running out of things to cut from the budget. We need to look closely at what will give us our best dollar-to-dollar payback. But it’s really premature for me know exactly what will need to be left alone and what will need to be cut next year.”

Q: Why are you running for office?

Since college, Hough knew that he wanted to be in a state-level office. “If good people don’t put themselves on the line in Jefferson City, nothing will be accomplished. I felt like it was my job to step up. I just want to truly serve the people and my personal community at the state-level.”

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