|Full Name:||Edwin Lockwood||Click here for Voting Records|
|On The Ballot:||Running, Democratic for State House - District 43|
|General||Nov. 6, 2012|
|Primary||Aug. 7, 2012|
|Family:||Wife: Lori; 4 Children: Chelsea, Simonne, Jared, Sam|
It is Ed's belief that we need to bridge the gap between the partisan and ideological extremes causing gridlock in Jefferson City. He believes in providing the critical programs and services that will improve the life of all Missourians, while recognizing that government cannot solve every problem. He believes in seeking out abuse of tax dollars, being fiscally conservative and making our tax dollars go further without further burdening Missouri taxpayers. He believes in strengthening the Missouri economy by supporting our farms and businesses. He supports our local schools, better pay for teachers and better educational opportunities for our children.
Ed's 25 year career has included general management, teaching, and entrepreneurial experience. He is currently serving as the Regulatory Affairs Manager for a printing company listed in the Top 20 Magazine printers in the United States. In addition to managing the Environmental, Health, Safety and Training budgets, he is spearheading a companywide "Lean Manufacturing" initiative.
An Environmental Biologist/Chemists by training, Ed made the decision to found his own business in 1989. Springfield Environmental Inc./Lockwood Laboratories quickly grew into a successful business which conducted environmental assessments, impact studies, site remediation, hazardous waste identification and water testing. Ed's clients included individuals, farmers, small business, municipalities, Fortune 500 industries and the United States Air Force. Ed was often called on by his clients to provide advice to and act as a liaison between the client and regulatory agencies. He sold the business in 2004 in order to spend more time with his young son.
Ed is a 1985 graduate of Urbana University where he earned a B.S. Degree, majoring in both Biology and Chemistry, while working full-time in a factory.
Ed lives on a small farm outside of Auxvasse, MO with his spouse, Lori (who teaches 3rd grade), twin daughters Chelsea and Simonne (17), and sons Jared (13) and Sam (9). He has raised American Bison (Buffalo) since 1995.
Ed Stands For:
Fiscal Responsibilities: Ed will work to maintain a balanced budget without raising taxes. He believes in a fair and equitable tax structure. He believes in holding programs and departments accountable for delivering results while rooting out waste and abuse of our tax dollars while delivering the necessary and vital services every Missourian deserves.
Jobs & Development: Ed believes helping Missouri businesses grow is the best way to create new sustainable jobs. He will work with business, labor and education to achieve this.
Education: After selling his business, Ed was asked by a rural Missouri public School, unable to find a science teacher, to teach science for a year. This experience really brought home the need to support our Local School Districts in every way possible and the need to provide better support and pay to our Teachers.
Healthy Families: Ed supports a healthy lifestyle, health care education and affordable health insurance and prescription drugs.
Small Business and Agriculture: Ed believes Missouri should be a leader in assisting and protecting our small businesses and family farms and will work to assist new and existing farms and businesses grow and succeed.
Conservation & Recreation: Ed supports the continued upkeep and proper management of our natural resources for the enjoyment of all.
Gun Owner Rights: Ed supports the rights of Missouri Hunters under the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Campaign Finance Reform / Transparency: Ed will work for Campaign Finance Reform, curbing Lobbyists, stiffer penalties for Ethics violations and greater transparency in government.