House of Representatives Speaker Timothy Jones awarded District 122 Representative Steve Lynch Freshman Legislator of the Year for his outstanding work as an Advocate for the Military. His district serves the interests of Fort Leonard Wood and some of the surrounding communities where military personnel make their home. “My heart’s desire has always been to support, encourage, and promote our military service members and their families,” Representative Lynch said. “It is an honor to continue that on a district and state level and have the Speaker of the House recognize my passion and efforts.”

He was chosen because of his dedication to his constituents, the tireless work he has done this session in order to maintain the strength of our military presence in Missouri, and his membership on the House of Representatives Veterans Committee. Representative Charlie Davis, Chairman of the Veterans Committee said, “Steve has not only become my friend, but I see how he is a friend to our active duty military personnel as well as our veterans. I have seen Steve work tirelessly to advocate for these service members who serve our country and state so bravely. I’m proud to call Steve my friend and prouder still yet for his service to our military.”

He is the sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 28 that seeks to change the Department of Defense’s decision to reduce and realign the Army forces at Fort Leonard Wood and was recently a speaker at the Community Call to Action to show why “the military is good for Missouri, and Missouri is good for the military.”

The current legislative session ended on May 17, 2013, and Representative Lynch is looking forward to continuing his dedicated work closer to home and the people his legislation affects most directly.