Two vie for Franklin's House seat

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KELLY MORGAN Kelly@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Two people have declared their candidacy for a soon-to-be-vacated seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Lebanon resident Suzie Pollock and Falcon resident Alan Addington have both announced plans to run for the office of State Representative of the 123rd Legislative District. The 123rd District covers parts of Laclede and Camden Counties, including the part of Lebanon that is north of Jefferson Avenue and Missouri 32. The current representative for the 123rd District is Diane Franklin, who in April announced on Facebook that she is running for the state Senate.

Pollock, who is filing as a Republican, describes herself as conservative, pro-life, pro-second amendment and pro-agriculture. She believes that smaller government, fewer regulations, and support of small businesses will lead to economic development.

Addington is filing as a Democrat, but he said in an email that the label of Democrat does not accurately describe his policy positions or beliefs.

A former Repbublican, Addington said that he became disillusioned when the Republican Party "forgot about the individual." He wrote that his views are most similar to Liberatarian Democrats or Freedom Democrats and described himself as fiscally conservative, socially liberal and freedom-oriented.

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