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Each election year, KBIA sits down with local candidates to hear what they have to say on their own terms. Some of these candidates you might see on TV every day. Others might be familiar by name only, if that. But KBIA interviews them all so that you can be informed when you go to the polls in November.

Rowden seeks upset victory in newly formed 44th district

Caleb Rowden in the KBIA studios

KBIA’s Jessica Reese recently interviewed the Republican candidate for State Representative in the newly formed 44th District, Caleb Rowden.

The new district includes most of Columbia’s Third Ward and northeast Boone County, including the towns of Hallsville, Centralia and Sturgeon. He is a newcomer to state politics and challenging Democratic nominee Ken Jacob in the Nov. 6th election.

In the interview, Rowden discussed how he wants to replicate small business tax incentives after Kansas’s model in order to stimulate business in the state. He also spoke about how he supports the tobacco tax increase to help fund public schools in mid Missouri as well as for universities in the area. He says  passing the tax will help with job growth in the state as well.

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