From the Office of Representative Robert Cornejo, District 64
For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Williams, Legislative Assistant, District 64
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – State Representative Robert Cornejo, representing Lincoln and St. Charles Counties, officially began his service as a state legislator after being sworn in during a ceremony Wednesday, January 9 in the Missouri State Capitol. Cornejo joined 162 other state representatives who were administered the oath of office during opening day proceedings in the Missouri House of Representatives.
“I am humbled to be able to serve the people of Missouri’s 64th District, and grateful that they have entrusted me to represent them,” Cornejo said. “I am looking forward to working with the new and returning members of both the House and the Senate to face and overcome the challenges we are going to encounter.”
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan presided over the beginning of the 97th General Assembly as members gathered in the House Chamber and onlookers and family members crowded the visitor galleries. At the conclusion of the swearing in ceremony, Representative Tim Jones, R-Eureka, was sworn in as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“I am anxious to start working with the other members of the legislature. I want to make sure Missouri continues to be a wonderful place to live and work,” Cornejo expressed.
The 97th General Assembly is made up of 163 representatives and 34 senators. In the House, there are 56 first-term legislators, including Representative Cornejo.