(Joint news release from Bill Lant and Bill Reiboldt)
State Representatives Bill Lant and Bill Reiboldt announce their plans to run for re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. Rep. Lant (Dist. 131) will be running for re-election in the newly drawn 159th District, and Rep. Reiboldt (Dist 130) will be running in the newly drawn 160th District. Both Rep. Lant and Rep. Reiboldt were elected to their first term in the Missouri House in 2010.
Rep. Lant states that it has been a privilege serving the people of the 131st District, and he is looking forward to meeting the needs of constituents in the 159th District. Lant will represent all of McDonald County and portions of southern Newton County.
Rep. Reiboldt states, "It has been an honor to serve the people of Newton and McDonald Counties. Though the boundaries of my current district have changed to include only Newton County, I will continue working diligently for my constituents."
Both Lant and Reiboldt have worked cooperatively during their time in the MIssouri House, and they site that as one of the reasons they believe their transition to the newly drawn districts will not be problematic. They state they will not only continue to work together in Jefferson City, but each will assist the other in his re-election efforts.