Dave Raithel

Missouri House District 44

Dave Raithel
Democratic Candidate for
Missouri House District 44

I'm Dave Raithel

a Democrat for the 44th Missouri House District.
I came to Boone County in 1977 for college on the GI Bill. I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather; a musician, a philosopher, a farm hand; a truck driver, now retired. I am a graduate of St Charles Senior High; Washington University in St Louis; and the University of Missouri - Columbia. 

I have a home and a garden, a canoe and a trailer, and a dog; a rifle and a shotgun and some pistols. I have no talent for small talk or tolerance for dissemblers. I have no money, no status, and no power.

I do, however, have a moral compass.

It directs me to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. It negotiates justice and equality, the right to be left alone, and duty to community. 

I am a "d" Democrat.
Yet, I am more Republican than the incumbent of the 44th District. The incumbent does not serve a public interest. She serves a political religious sect. She would force her religion on other persons through law. She promotes conspirators who trash representative democracy and undermines confidence in the neighbors we know running our elections. 

Her politics are a doctrine of misery for the sick and poor, an indifference to labor, an undue concern with private matters between the legs of strangers, an arrogance belittling people who know more about disease than she does, a contempt for public school boards. She does not infer Black Lives Matter from All Lives Matter. She preaches the untruth that more guns in the hands of more people will make us safer. Nothing of her politics suggests a sense of common good. For her, it's all things sectarian all the time.

As a Democrat, I know how to be more Republican than her. 

Guns are not plowshares. Black Lives Matter. I believe in public non-sectarian schools and boards of health. Your intimate affairs, and your children's, are none of my business. I believe that no one owes anyone an explanation for the body which God, or Nature, has given them. I know the sick need healing; my neighbors don't cheat counting votes; losing is not a conspiracy. 

A Democratic Republic cannot stand on the private faith of some persons. A Democratic Republic is grounded on reason and public evidence. I will go to Jefferson City to represent the people of the 44th on the grounds of reason and public evidence. 

Missouri House District 44

The new District 44 is contained entirely within Boone County, Missouri and covers many of the smaller communities including Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and Hartsburg

The new 44th is nearly all of Boone County outside Columbia city limits, south of I-70 from county line to county line and east of MO Route 124 north of I-70. 
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Endorsements

Jefferson City Central Labor Council - AFL-CIO

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Raithel for the 44th
402 Lema Lane
Columbia, MO 65202
573-474-1943
daveraithel@gmail.com
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402 Lema Lane
Columbia, MO 65202
573-474-1943
daveraithel@gmail.com
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Raithel for the 44th © 2022
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