Rachel Bringer

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Rachel L. Bringer
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 6th district
In office
2002–2011
Preceded by Randall H. Relford
Succeeded by Lindell Shumake
Personal details
Born (1971-09-19) September 19, 1971 (age 46)
Palmyra, Missouri
Political party Democratic Party
Residence Palmyra, Missouri
Alma mater University of Missouri
Occupation Attorney, private practice Politician

Rachel L. Bringer (born September 19, 1971) is a member of the Missouri House of Representatives. She has served since her election in 2002.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bringer was born September 19, 1971, and was raised on a farm in Marion County in the town of Palmyra, in northeast Missouri. A 1989 graduate of Palmyra High School, Rep. Bringer graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts with honors in English from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in 1992. She received her juris doctor from the University of Missouri School of Lawin 1995, where she served as a member of the Missouri Law Review.

Legislative duties[edit]

Rep. Bringer is currently serving in her fourth term as a representative in the Missouri House of Representatives. She represents the 6th district consisting of Ralls and parts of Marion counties. She currently has the following committee assignments:

  • Rural Community Development
  • Budget
  • Judiciary
  • Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research
  • Joint Committee on Education
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Court Automation

Rep. Bringer has introduced a number of bills during the 95th General Assembly. The following are the bills she has sponsored:

HB1323
Requires the certificate of title for a new outboard motor to contain both the year the motor was manufactured and the year the dealer received the motor from the manufacturer
HB1324
Prohibits members of the General Assembly from accepting any tangible or intangible item, service, or anything of value from a lobbyist
HB1325
Expands the No-call List to include all calls regardless of content and prohibits using automatic dialing announcing devices in certain situations
HB1326
Changes the laws regarding campaign contributions to candidates and committees
HB1894
Requires the Director of the Department of Mental Health, or his or her designee, to certify overdue patient accounts submitted to a court for collection
HB1895
Changes the definition of "security" as it relates to the regulation of securities so that the sale of variable annuities will be regulated by the Commission of Securities within the Secretary of State's Office
HB1896
Changes the process for registering securities in Missouri under the Missouri Securities Act
HB2037
Creates the crime of obstruction of justice
HJR91
Proposes a constitutional amendment changing the laws regarding campaign contributions to candidates and committees

[1] 95th General Assembly Legislation Sponsored

Professional life[edit]

Rep. Bringer is an attorney practicing in her hometown of Palmyra. She previously served as the assistant prosecutor in Marion County from 2000–2002 and was a law clerk for Judge Reinhard with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District from 1995-1997.

Community involvement[edit]

Rep. Bringer is a member of the South Union Baptist Church in Maywood, Rep. Bringer has taught Sunday school and is a pianist. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Hannibal-LaGrange College and the Boards of Directors of the American Red Cross, Palmyra Kiwanis, and the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a member of the Mark Twain Home Foundation Board. Additionally, she is also involved in the organization of Hannibal Democrat Days in the Accounting department.

Honors[edit]

Rep. Bringer has been honored for her work in the legislature by the Missouri Judicial Conference, the NAACP—Hannibal branch, the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri Association of School Administrators.

Electoral history[edit]

[2] 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 Election Results

Missouri House of Representatives election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rachel L. Bringer 14,614 100
Republican Unopposed
Missouri House of Representatives election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rachel L. Bringer 10,240 82.8
Republican Chris Koetters 2,123 17.2 -65.6
Missouri House of Representatives election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rachel L. Bringer 12,935 100
Republican Unopposed
Missouri House of Representatives election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rachel L. Bringer 6,485 54.3
Republican Ross Walden 5,462 45.7 -8.6

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