Professor Running for Missouri State House

Journalism professor Dr. Bob Bergland announced his candidacy for Missouri House District 9.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 11:20 AM
Updated: Apr 5, 2018 2:15 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A local professor has decided to run for a state representative seat.

Dr. Bob Bergland is currently a journalism professor at Missouri Western.

Bergland announced his candidacy for Missouri house of Representatives District 9 against Republican Delus Johnson.

He intends on bringing a focus on ethics to state government as well as education.

"Some of the things that I think are near and dear to my heart that would naturally be a part of my agenda would be education," Bergland said. 'Not only at the higher level of course but also pre-k, elementary and secondary education."

Bergland says that while he is running as a democrat, he does see himself as a moderate in most of the issues facing the government.

No democrat has run for the District 9 seat since 2010.

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