Who is Adrian Plank?
Adrian grew up in a family that struggled financially. His father worked 3 part-time jobs and there was never enough money. Food stamps helped some. Eventually, his Dad landed a union job at the Thomas Hill Power Plant.
Adrian owned a small business; he and his workers traveled the country installing granite in motels. Adrian had 3 crews with 3 to 4 workers per crew and instead of grabbing more profit, Adrian paid his employees a good wage and provided health insurance, workman’s comp, and a safe working environment.
And in December 2007 came the recession. Adrian didn’t get paid for some jobs he had completed and as the months rolled by, there were fewer and fewer jobs coming in. In 2010, he let the last employee go and officially dissolved my business.
In 2016 Adrian had the opportunity to join a union. He had seen the benefits of a union job in his father’s life. As a union member Adrian found new life; He joined grassroots organizations to make changes regardless of how small those changes might be. Adrian is a deeply concerned citizen. He wants to see a better Missouri for his daughter, for all children and for all of us. Adrian will carry your voice to the Missouri House of Representatives. A vote for Adrian Plank is a vote for all of us.
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From the youngest to the oldest of us, we all need a family. Family is the rock you lean on when times are tough. Family is the source of our greatest happiness and support. Without family, my father couldn’t have found his way through the hard days working three jobs. Without family, I couldn’t have found my way through those tough days after the ‘08 recession. When I look into my wife and daughter’s eyes, I know I’m standing up for and fighting for family. I know so many other Missourians are doing the very same. When people ask, “Who are you fighting for?” I’m proud to say, I’m fighting for family.
I’m a firm believer in sticking to a job and putting your heart and soul into it. As a carpenter I’ve done a lot of backbreaking work, but I know that when the sweat gets in your eyes you gotta grit your teeth and fight through it. I’ve never been one to step away from a job just because it isn’t easy. I know that taking the fight for working families to Jefferson City won’t be easy, but the easy thing is rarely the right thing. No matter how difficult it is, I’ll always stand up for the hard-working Missourians of the 47th.