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    John Voss for State Representative

    “It’s time for a new voice for Cape Girardeau”


    John Voss was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, the youngest of three sons to Henry and Betty Voss. He attended Trinity Lutheran Elementary School and Central High School. After graduating high school, John attended the University of Missouri at Rolla (Now Missouri S&T), earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management, with a minor in Electrical Engineering. John met his wife Janice while attending school in Rolla, and they are the proud parents of three sons – Justin, Jordan and Jackson.

    After graduating from university, John joined Procter & Gamble as a manufacturing leader. John served in various roles in manufacturing, engineering, and distribution & logistics, retiring in 2019 after 33 years of service. He has lived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Manchester, England, Warsaw, Poland, and Sheboygan, Wisconsin. John asked to transfer back to Cape Girardeau when the P&G Tissue Towel Plant was being built in 1998 so that he could raise his family in Southeast Missouri.

    Back in Cape Girardeau, John again sought out leadership roles within his church and Scouting. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran School Board, and also served as Vice President of the congregation. He served various roles in Scouting, eventually becoming Scout Master for Troop 311. John was Shawnee District Friends of Scouting leader, setting new fundraising records, and has provided countless hours of training throughout the District and Council as a member of Wood Badge staffs to train adult leaders. He was recognized as the Shawnee District volunteer of the year, and has received the Award of Merit.

    In addition to Scouting, John has taught Dave Ramsey finance classes, and has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, serving as Construction Chair and Chair of the Board of Directors. He has been Committeeman for his precinct in the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee, serving as Chairman for 2 terms, in addition to being a member of the Senatorial and Judicial committees for his area. John was successful in his election to represent Ward 1 in the City of Cape Girardeau in 2006, and was re-elected in 2010. During his Council service, John served on the Magnet and Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2013 and 2014.

    John currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees for the Cape Girardeau Public Library, is the Chair of the Executive Council for Banterra Bank in Cape Girardeau, and is Treasurer for the Industrial Development Authority Board for Cape Girardeau County. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau, and Elks Lodge 639. John and Janice have once again opened their home as a host family for college baseball players for the 2022 Cape Girardeau Catfish baseball team.


    I Stand for Life

    I am 100% pro-life, and believe that life begins at conception. We are fortunate to live in a state that has led the nation in protecting the rights of the unborn. I will be a voice for the unborn and protect the sanctity of life.

    2nd Amendment Rights

    Our 2nd amendment rights were created as a way to preserve liberty. I have my Missouri Conceal Carry Permit, and I will defend our rights to purchase, own and use firearms as a foundational constitutional right for all law-abiding citizens.

    Lower Taxes

    I believe we are taxed enough already. We should be working to expand our tax base, not our tax rate. Just like I did while working in the private sector, I will find and eliminate unnecessary waste so we can focus on funding our highest priorities and keep taxes low. By being a business friendly state, we can grow the tax base while keeping our tax rates low and make the necessary investments for our future.

    Education & Workforce Development

    Learning is a lifelong process, not just for our youth. I will ensure that we fully-fund our schools to enable all Missourians to continue to learn and be productive members of society. In addition, we must ensure that our educational institutions are offering courses that will support not only a 21st century economy but also vocational and trades skills that we all need and depend on.

    Growing the Economy

    Most jobs are created by small businesses, with nearly half of the Missouri workforce employed by small businesses. I will work to end onerous regulations that hinder small businesses from expanding and adding jobs, and ensure that the playing field is level for small business to compete in a global economy.

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    Missouri has the 7th largest transportation network in the country, yet politicians in Jefferson City have consistently failed to act in preserving this lifeline for our economy. Simply put, our roads and bridges are crumbling and we must put some of the money that we save from eliminating government waste towards transportation and infrastructure to ensure we can support a growing and expanding economy.