JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Mike Kelley welcomed the Eckhoff family on a visit to the Capitol to learn more about state government and its impact on families. They arrived in Jefferson City on a recent Sunday and left Monday afternoon.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Mike Kelley welcomed the Eckhoff family on a visit to the Capitol to learn more about state government and its impact on families. They arrived in Jefferson City on a recent Sunday and left Monday afternoon.
The Eckhoffs had a full itinerary where they visited the House Chambers, toured the capitol building and even met with Governor Greitens. The family also had the opportunity to attend a newly created committee whose purpose is to ensure the welfare and well-being of young people across Missouri.
After the hearing, Rep. Kelley arranged an impromptu meeting with Tim Decker, Director of the Missouri Children’s Division, to discuss relevant issues facing families. Rep. Kelley believes the Eckhoff family, which consists of two parents and 11 children a mixture of biological, adopted and foster kids have a stake in the matters at hand.
“The Eckhoffs are a shining example of a Missouri family stepping up to that plate to foster children in need of a safe and loving home,” said Rep. Kelley, R-Lamar. “We must do all we can to insure that families like the Eckhoffs have our continual support to foster the development and well-being of Missouri children.”
For further questions, please contact Rep. Mike Kelley at 573-751-2165.