Who is Christine Hyman?
I have lived and worked in St. Charles County for fifteen years. I’m the mother of three beautiful children, and I am proud to raise them in St. Charles County. My background is in finance and human resources with a focus on employee relations. My family moved to Missouri after 9/11, I had my two youngest children, and worked ten years at the St. Charles Convention Center in finance and human resources. My oldest daughter graduated in 2010 from Francis Howell North and went to college at UMKC, where she is now a teacher. I home school my two younger kids who are in seventh and eighth grade. My hope is they return to public school in an environment that is healthy and accepting. For fun, I like to read and occasionally binge Netflix, but you will usually find me actively engaging with organizations that benefit the people and the environment.
The past few years the Missouri Legislature has been introducing overwhelmingly hateful and discriminating legislation. The 2020 session has been particularly personal to my family. The majority party introduced 19 pieces of anti LGBT+ legislation and all of them were assigned to Committee. The majority of these bills were aimed at the transgender community. My 14 year old is transgender and is simply a human being who wants the same rights at school and in society that we all deserve. I called and met with both my Representative and Senator. I’m not sure either of them heard me, although I sure tried.
My family and I spent several weeks in February and the beginning of March testifying in front of different committees against these discriminatory bills. The day I saw my child do a press conference simply to be accepted, be able to play sports in public school on the team he identifies with, to simply be able to keep getting the medical care he needs, and to keep ME safe from being criminalized for helping him get that medical care, I said I need to get in there and do something. When the Legislature is in session, I lead a weekly legislative call tracking and forming calls to action against these bills. We are not the only family this will affect and I want to be part of the change that brings, not just LGBTQ+ issues into modern day, but to also protect the education, healthcare and jobs that we all deserve. That’s why I am running.
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Quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare is every Missourian’s right. But every year Missouri families must make impossible decisions about how they prioritize spending on prescription drugs and medical bills over the basic costs of living.
Missouri Republicans have left millions of federal dollars on the table meant for expanding Medicaid access to Missourians. Their inaction means less healthy communities, higher premiums for those with coverage, and the loss of hospitals, especially in rural areas.
Healthcare, including mental health, is a human right and must be affordable and within reach for everyone.
Every Missouri child should have access to quality public education regardless of their zip code. As your Representative, I will work to strengthen our public schools and fully fund our commitment to our kids.
I will support universal early childhood education, because investing in our kids from an early age is the best way for us to invest in our future. I will also support investment in higher education and workforce training, to ensure all Missourians have the opportunity to gain the skills to compete in our economy.
Our prescription drug epidemic touches too many families in Missouri, and we must follow public health leaders to address the crisis and save lives.
A critical tool our state can deploy to combat the misuse of opioids is the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Tracking prescriptions for these addictive drugs would allow us a chance to intervene with high risk users.
Missouri remains the only state in the entire country without a statewide PDMP, and I will support efforts to finally pass this legislation and fully tackle the crisis.
Agriculture is the backbone of Missouri, and our family farms are at the heart of it. But passing down our way of life to future generations is getting harder and harder.
Local communities used to have a say in how farming was done in our backyards. But the Missouri GOP has pushed bills that favor foreign-owned corporate farms and push out family farms. Large-scale CAFOs are allowed to buy up land, push the production limits, and pollute our communities’ treasured landscapes without local oversight.
As your Representative, I’ll advocate for local control, allowing ordinary citizens to have their say on how farming operates in their community.
Every person should have the autonomy to make decisions about their body and their life.
Mothers die from childbirth in Missouri in numbers far greater than the rest of the industrialized world, and in response, Missouri legislators have restricted access to healthcare. This is not right.
I will never back down from keeping intimate reproductive healthcare decisions between women and their doctors. That is a choice that should not be taken away.
Transparency and Ethics
As your Representative, I’ll fight to shine a light on those who conceal their donors and influence our politics with dark money.
Over the years, Republicans have eroded the barrier between special interests and politics. In 2018, Missourians overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 1, known as CLEAN MO. It capped contributions and limited the way money could move in and out of campaign coffers. Now, Republicans are actively advocating for the repeal of Clean Missouri.
Your Representative should work for you, not for special interests. I’ll be your voice.