Friday, June 13, 2014

Glen Kolkmeyer seeks second term as State Representative of 53rd District; achieves Freshman Legislator of the Year Award

Glen Kolkmeyer, is seeking his second term as State Representative of the 53rd District.  He currently represents Lafayette County and parts of Jackson and Johnson counties.  He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012. 
As a freshman legislator, the Speaker of the House, Tim Jones appointed Kolkmeyer to Vice-Chairman of the House Transportation Committee.  He was also named Freshman Legislator of the Year for his work on Transportation issues. 
Kolkmeyer commented “It has truly been an honor to serve the citizens of the 53rd District.  I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished these past two years to make Missouri a better place for our children and grandchildren.
In addition to his legislative duties, Representative Kolkmeyer is owner and CEO of Energy Transport Solutions, Inc. for 26 years.  He was also the Fire Chief for Wellington-Napoleon Fire Protection District for 20 years.  He was an Emergency Medical Technician for 29 years.
In 2008, Governor Matt Blunt appointed Kolkmeyer to serve on the newly formed Missouri Propane Gas (safety) Commission.  He served as chairman of the commission for two years, and is currently serving on the executive committee.
He was a former president of the Missouri Propane Gas Association and Lafayette County Firefighters Association.  He is also the current president of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, a past board member of the Wellington-Napoleon Protection District and the Lafayette County 9-1-1 Advisory Board.  A member of National Rifle Association and the Missouri Trucking Association,
Representative Kolkmeyer currently resides in rural Wellington with his wife, Lisa.  They attend Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa.  They have a son Eric and a daughter Emily and four grandchildren. The Kolkmeyers love to travel, camp, and spend time with family and friends especially their grandchildren.