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Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C051232 03/20/2013 SILVEY FOR MISSOURI The Cranford Coalition 1610 W. 3rd St. Little Rock AR 72201 3/19/2013 $25,000.00

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Senator Ryan Silvey was sworn into office Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 to represent the 17th Senatorial District. The 17th District is located in the Southwest corner of Clay County, and includes parts of Kansas City, Gladstone, Oaks, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oakview, Liberty, Glenaire, Pleasant Valley, Claycomo, North Kansas City, Avondale, Randolph and Birmingham.

Senator Silvey serves as vice chairman of the Senate Committee for Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight. He also serves on several other committees, including: Appropriations; General Laws; Progress and Development; and Veterans’ Affairs and Health.

As an 8th generation Missourian, Sen. Silvey was raised in Clay County, where he attended Meadowbrook Elementary, Antioch Middle and Oak Park High Schools. After graduating from college, Sen. Silvey became an advisor to U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond on issues such as Science, Technology, Space Policy and National Defense.

Before winning his election to a four-year term in the State Senate, Sen. Silvey served four terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, from 2005 through 2012. During that time he was vice chairman of the Small Business Committee, vice chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, vice chairman of the Appropriations General Administration Committee, chairman of the Appropriations General Administration Committee and chairman of the Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight….

The Cranford Coalition, Inc. is a professional contract-lobbying firm, which was established to provide representation for businesses, professional, and local government interest before the legislative and executive branches of local, state, and federal government.