Chris Dinkins is a life-long, conservative Republican leader with a proven track record of service and achievement in advancing conservative values. Born and raised in Wayne County, Missouri, Chris learned the values of hard work, faith, and community from her working-class family. She and her husband, Dave, raised their two sons on a family farm in Iron County before becoming small business owners in Reynolds County. As a small business owner, Chris knows how to balance a budget, meet payroll, and create jobs locally. She raised her boys on the family farm and saw first hand how burdensome regulations, high taxes, and unnecessary government red-tape can hinder the growth of Missouri’s businesses and families.
A passionate advocate for Missouri families, Chris’s father and grandfather were both Army veterans who taught her the value of service and the dignity of hard work at an early age. As a result, Chris dedicated her life to helping others. As a local public school teacher, active member of her church and the community, and currently as a State Representative she has spent most of her life working in service to others.
Chris has been honored to receive numerous accolades for her commitment to conservative principles, including the Conservative Achievement Award from CPAC/American Conservative Union, endorsements from Missouri Right to Life and the NRA in every previous election, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Legislator of the Year award, the “Friends of Agriculture” award by Missouri Farm Bureau, and recognition as a "Business Champion" by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication to defending conservative values and fighting for the people of Missouri is unwavering.
Chris has championed significant tax cuts for Missouri families, ensuring that hardworking individuals keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets. Recognizing the burden that taxing groceries places on Missouri families, Chris sponsored legislation to end the grocery tax, fighting to alleviate financial strain on households across the state. She is the only elected candidate in the race to VOTE AGAINST the Gas Tax increase!
Chris sponsored legislation to ban foreign ownership of Missouri land, safeguarding our natural resources and ensuring that they remain in the hands of Missourians for generations to come.
Understanding the importance of securing our borders and upholding the rule of law, Chris has sponsored legislation that, if passed, will be the strongest anti-illegal immigration law in the country, prioritizing the safety and prosperity of our communities. She was one of the first members of the legislature to call on the Governor to join Operation Lone Star to secure the border. Her legislation increases penalties for those trafficking illegal immigrants and drugs into our state and empowers our law enforcement officers and judges to remove these criminals IMMEDIATELY!
Jobs in southeast Missouri need room to grow, but too often they’re crushed by government red-tape and burdensome regulations. Chris has a strong record of fighting back against government overreach, giving freedom back to small businesses and making our communities a great place for new jobs and industries. She has been named a “Business Champion” by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce for her work to bring quality, family-supporting jobs back to southeast Missouri.
In the State House, Chris Dinkins has passed some of the largest tax cuts for Missouri families while opposing unnecessary tax increases like the recent gas tax hike. She supported the Second Amendment Preservation Act and the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act making Missouri the strongest Pro-Life and Pro-Second Amendment state in the country. In the Senate, she will continue to fight back against CRT/DEI initiatives, protect our rights, and fight for lower taxes for all Missouri families.
Chris has passed numerous pieces of legislation to support our law enforcement officers. From supporting the Police Officers Bill of Rights, to tighter penalties on those who attack our first responders, Chris has always backed the blue. She recently helped pass a pay raise for state employed police officers to ensure they are appropriately compensated for their live-saving work. The proud product of an Army Veteran, Chris was awarded named the “Legislator of the Year” by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for her “Dedicated commitment to Excellence while serving our veterans” through her legislative efforts. Dinkins has supported and passed legislation to make Missouri a more veteran-friendly state for veterans and their families to live, work, and retire.
Dinkins will fight to put American Jobs, American Workers, and American values first again! Dinkins believes that for too long career politicians and corrupt insiders have stolen the American Dream from Missouri’s working families. Decades of irresponsible career politicians, corrupt insiders, and corporate greed have lined the pockets of the wealthy while making it harder for our working families to earn a family-supporting wage. Dinkins believes in the American Dream because she has lived it. She believes in a Missouri that provides the same opportunities she had to her children and grandchildren.
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