Marsha Haefner, Republican Candidate for District 95
Haefner has been representing Oakville since 2010 and is running for re-election.
Name : Marsha Ellen Haefner
Age : 61
Place of residence : Oakville, MO
Attended college : Yes
College : University of Missouri, Columbia
Degree : BS Parks & Recreation
Year of graduation : May, 1973
Job titles held : Owner, For The Garden
State Representative, Missouri House of Representatives
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: State office
Running for position: State Representative
Chamber/district: District 95
First elected: 02 November 2010
Previous elective offices : None
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None
Address 6703 Telegraph Rd
St Louis, MO 63129
Name : Mark Haefner
Title : Campaign Manger
Website : MarshaHaefner.com
Twitter : www.twitter.com/haefner2012
Facebook : facebiij,com/pages/pub/Marsha-Haefner/174650199103
Rep. Haefner has been married to Greg Haefner for 37 years and has lived in Oakville for the past 32 years, moving here after Greg's service as a Naval Officer. She has three children, Melissa (teacher), Mark (attorney) and Lauren (sales executive), all Oakville Sr. High graduates and graduates from colleges in Missouri. She has three granddaughters, two attending Oakville Sr. High, one attending Queen of All Saints. Marsha and Greg began their local business, Haefner's Farm & Greenhouses (dba "For The Garden") 32 years ago.
As a small business owner, she has employed over 800 local residents, and has volunteered time and efforts towards programs in the Mehlville School District and other area schools.
Their business is a charter member of the South County Chamber, and they have been honored by the Chamber as "Citizens of the Year".
Rep. Haefner was selected to serve as the Republican representative on the Missouri Women's Council, and was recently asked to serve on Governor Nixon's Task Force for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. As a state representative she has served on the following committees in the House of Representatives:
- Interim Committee on Budget Transparency
- Appropriations for Public Safety and Corrections
- Health Care Policy
- Economic Development
- Downsizing State Government
- Urban Issues
- Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting
For the past two years, Rep. Haefner was awarded the title of "Freshman Legislator of the Year for Fiscal Policy" by Missouri's Speaker of the House. Marsha, a pro-life christian, is a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where she has served on the church council and is a certified Stephen's Minister.