By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
State Senator Elaine Gannon will not be seeking reelection in November 2024.
The longtime District 115 State Representative, who represented the Kinsey portion of Ste. Genevieve County 2013-2021, has been the District 3 state senator since January 2021.
“After session ended this year, I had a chance to spend a significant amount of time with my family, and I got the opportunity to reflect on my service and how it has impacted the time I am able to spend with my growing grandchildren,” Gannon said. “This is time I cannot get back once it is gone, and committing to serve another four years simply was not the right choice for me and my family at this time.”
A DeSoto native, who spent most of her career as a teacher, coach and school board member, Gannon was most recently in Ste. Genevieve in August when she, State Representative Rick Francis and the county commissioners held a public forum.
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to serve the people of this region, and during the coming year I will work hard to be a strong voice for us in the Missouri Senate,” she said.