Missouri Sen. Romine to Address 4th Friday
Mineral Area College opens a new academic year of Fourth Friday presentations and a few changes to format, when State Sen. Gary Romine, R-3rd District, addresses the crowd on Sept. 27.
This year, the Fourth Friday presentations will take place in the Fine Arts Theatre at 10 a.m. In addition to Romine’s presentation, future Fourth Friday speakers will include State Rep. Linda Black, D-117th District on Oct. 25 and State Rep. Kevin Engler, R-116th District on April 25.
The public is invited to attend Romine’s Fourth Friday presentation, 10 a.m., Sept. 27, in the Fine Arts Theatre at MAC’s Park Hills campus. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, contact Amy McKenna-Jones, (573) 518-2146 or mjones@MineralArea.edu. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Romine was elected to serve Missouri’s 3rd Senate District (Iron, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington counties and part of Jefferson County) in November 2012.
In addition to his legislative duties, Sen. Romine serves as president and CEO of Show-Me-Rent-To-Own, a business he founded more than 25 years ago. The company began as a single store in Leadington and now includes nine stores throughout the state. He has served as chairman of the board for the Ste. Genevieve-based MRV Banks since its opening in 2007 and was the president of the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees, of which he had been a member for several years.
Romine served as the legislative liaison for the Missouri Rental Dealers Association and has been a member of the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations for 24 years. During his time with the latter organization, Romine has served as president, public relations chairman, and participated in Federal Trade Commission and Congressional hearings, an experience that he says gave him unique insight in navigating the federal legislative process.
Before his election to the Missouri Senate, Romine served as former Sen. Bill Alter’s chief of staff for one year and former Sen. Kevin Engler’s chief of staff for two years. He was also a member of the Government Relations Committee for the Missouri Bankers Association.
Before starting his own business, Romine taught high school in the Branson and Farmington school districts.
After graduating from Poplar Bluff High School, Romine attended Three Rivers Community College and received his associates degree in business. In 1978, he earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing/education from Central Missouri State University.
Romine and his wife, Kathy, raised five children in the southeast Missouri area. They live in Farmington, where they enjoy spending time with their 10 grandchildren and are active members of their church and the community.
|Date & Location
Date: 9/27/2013 to 9/28/2013
Location: Fine Arts Building