ASH GROVE, Mo. – State Sen. Mike Moon announced his candidacy for Missouri’s 7th Congressional seat on Tuesday. The North Carolina native will seek to replace Rep. Billy Long after Long announced his bid for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022.
Moon announced his campaign in a video titled “Our Way” where he details his accomplishments in the state legislature as well as the platform he’s running for Congress on.
“Southwest Missouri deserves a proven conservative with guts and grit, and a record to show for it,” Moon said. “Someone who will go to Washington, D.C. to represent us, not the lobbyists, not the party bosses.”
He goes on to attack the Democratic leadership in Washington D.C. and said that he intends to fight for the legacy of former President Donald Trump. Moon pledged to fight against Planned Parenthood, stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory and increase election security.
Moon has lived in Missouri for 43 years and has served in the Missouri legislature since 2013 when he was elected to represent the 157th House district.
In 2020, he was elected to the Missouri Senate to represent senate district 29 and finished his first term in the upper chamber in May.
Moon prides himself on being a staunch pro-life voice in Missouri. He has introduced legislation to completely outlaw abortion in Missouri and to update the definition of a human being to include the earliest stages of pregnancy, among other pro-life measures.
In addition to Moon’s announcement, fellow State Sen. Eric Burlison announced that he is also running for the 7th district seat.
The primary is scheduled for August 8, 2022, with the general election on November 8, 2022.