Nominations being accepted for Silver Haired Legislature

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nominations are being accepted for candidates 60 years of age or older who would be interested in serving on the Silver Haired Legislature, an advocacy group promoting the interests of senior citizens.

Currently, there is one open position for District 4, which encompasses Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties.

Those interested in the position may obtain a declaration of candidacy form at the Cassville Senior Center, 1111 Fair St. in Cassville. Declarations must be filed by April 1, and elections will be held on Tuesday, May 14.

Polling places have been established at each local senior center, which will be open during regular center hours. Anyone age 60 years or older is eligible to vote.

Delegates are hosted in Jefferson City each fall for a model legislative session. During that time, delegates debate and vote on five priority proposals or concepts for presentation to the Missouri General Assembly during the upcoming year.

All 120 representatives and 30 senators elected from the 10 area agencies on aging serve voluntarily, without pay. Each area agency on aging elects three senators, 12 representatives and three to six alternates.

For more information, call Juli Stovall or Becky Hunt at 417-862-0762.

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