Mike Haffner, a local resident of rural Pleasant Hill, will be running for re-election in 2022. Haffner is a Republican and has been a state representative in District 55 since 2019.
“It is an honor to do the people’s work and to serve alongside you. Together I know we can pass an agenda that protects our freedoms by limiting government’s role in our lives and make Missouri a better place to live, work, and raise our families. Together we will hold the line,” said Haffner.
“I will never retreat from this battle to save our country, but my mission has remained the same: to provide combat-tested and proven leadership where it will have the greatest impact and that is working with our House Republicans in 2022 and beyond,” said Haffner
Haffner has had his eye on running for majority leader since early on in his term. He still owns the Christmas tree farm south of town on highway 7, but other family members run it for him as he puts his efforts into politics.
Haffner is a veteran who has served in the Navy and is highly decorated. He speaks of training many in the military and was a commanding officer.
He was encouraged to run for Vicky Hartler's congressional seat but will stay the course that he is already on and run in 2022.