100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Chariton, Carroll, Ray
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Elections and Elected Officials, Vice-Chairman
Subcommittee on Appropriations - General Administration
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Peggy McGaugh, a Republican, represents Ray, Chariton, and Carroll Counties, proudly serving the 39th District in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Representative McGaugh had the distinct honor of serving nearly six four-year terms as Carroll County Clerk until winning a special election in February of 2018, for Missouri House District 39, as successor to her son, Judge Joe Don McGaugh.
She has served a total of 32 years in the Carroll County Clerk’s office; is the former Treasurer of the Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities; served as the President of the statewide organization, Missouri Association of Counties in 2009, representing all County elected officials of the State; and serves as the Vice President of the Missouri Public Entities Labor Relations Association.
Representative McGaugh was previously a member of the Secretary of State’s voter integrity task force and decided to make the transition from the county government to the state government so that she could advocate for free and fair elections. Additionally, she wants greater economic development for rural communities and to increase the number of jobs in those areas.
She and her husband, David, have made rural Carroll County their home since 1979. They are parents of two children, son, Judge Joe Don McGaugh and his wife, Kassie (Long) McGaugh, and daughter, Jocelyn (McGaugh) Blue and her husband, Eric Blue of Kansas City. Peggy and her husband have three grandchildren, Nora Kate, Vivian, and Gemma.
Modifies voting procedures for absentee voting and voter identification
Allows the Department of Natural Resources to award grants to preserve, protect, or restore historic county courthouses
Modifies provisions for initiative and referendum signature pages
Modifies provisions relating to elections
Requires county financial statements to be published on a county website or in a newspaper of general circulation