Who is Maggie Nurrenbern?
Maggie Nurrenbern is from the Northland, works in the Northland and has always been proud to call the Northland home. As a mom, a teacher, and a union member, Maggie understands that we need legislators who will advocate for our hardworking families.
Maggie is the product of great public education in the state of Missouri. She graduated from Smithville High School, received her bachelor’s degree at Truman State University and her Master’s in Education at UMKC. After graduating college, she served with her husband Gregg in the Peace Corps in Ecuador for two years working in education and public health. Prior to serving in the legislature, Maggie taught at North Kansas City High School and at University Academy.
In addition to her political work, Maggie is a member of the Oakwood Community Association, Gladstone Chamber of Commerce, Oakwood Manor PTA and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Maggie and her husband Gregg have three sons, Luke, Eli and Henry. Maggie believes being a mom is her greatest job of all, and her kids have given her a renewed purpose to advocate for bright futures for kids all over Missouri.
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Every Missourian deserves affordable, quality healthcare. Maggie will fight to expand access to healthcare and mental health services.
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Missourians deserve quality, affordable healthcare. We have too many Missourians who are uninsured or underinsured, and high healthcare costs are a strain for Missouri families. Medicaid expansion would provide more affordable health care to those who fall between the gaps, saving taxpayers money and lowering healthcare premiums for all.
Maggie’s husband is a nurse practitioner and he provides primary health care services for many uninsured and underinsured patients at a Clay County clinic. It’s so important for patients to have access to basic health care to prevent unnecessary trips to the emergency rooms. When patients don’t receive this care, we all share the burden through higher insurance premiums.
As a state, we must also address how high healthcare costs are impacting economic growth. There are far too many individuals who want to start their own small business, but are forced to stay at their current job to maintain their health insurance.
As a PTA mom and teacher, Maggie knows the importance of quality schools for families in the Northland. We must support our local public schools and ensure a safe environment for students and teachers.
As a teacher at North Kansas City High School, I see every day how great public education truly has the power to transform lives and open doors for students.
Fully funding our public schools is not only a constitutional requirement, but also a moral obligation. We have too many politicians who are constantly pushing legislation that is bad for public education. As an educator in the Missouri House, Maggie will stand up for our public schools and teachers to ensure they can provide quality education for each and every student.
Here in the Northland, our public schools are pillars of our communities. I strongly oppose the expansion of charter schools outside of the boundaries of the Kansas City and St. Louis school districts. Opening our districts to charter schools would greatly hurt their funding and their ability to best serve all students.
We need to make sure schools across our state have the funding to provide quality education from early education to post-secondary. We must end the cuts to education and invest in our students. Investing in our students is an investment in our state, as we ensure students have the skills needed to enter the workforce.
Maggie believes that our state government should be transparent, open, and lawmakers should be held accountable to the citizens of Missouri. Elected officials should listen to and work for their constituents, not special interest.
Missourians overwhelmingly voted for Clean MO and supported government transparency, fairness, and competitiveness. Maggie will stand up for and protect the will of the people.
As a union member, Maggie understands what it means to have our workers’ rights constantly under attack. She strongly opposed Prop A and worked to make sure that so called “Right to Work” was defeated. We know workers in Right to Work states have lower incomes and fewer benefits and it is wrong for Missouri. Period. Maggie supported raising the minimum wage and worked to gather signatures to place it on the ballot, which Missourians overwhelmingly approved. We know that more money in the hands of hardworking Missouri goes right back into our community, benefiting all of us.