This afternoon in Peculiar, Missouri Ashley Beard-Fosnow (D) formally announced her candidacy in 2016 for the seat in the 55th Legislative District.
From her campaign web site:
…I am running for state representative to offer you a better choice. As a wife, mom, and community volunteer, I will work outside the usual political nonsense and scandals we see in Jefferson City. Instead, I will focus on the issues that matter: education, transportation, protecting local control, and ethics reforms. I will use my professional skill set to evaluate programs to ensure efficiency and accountability. I will be involved in our local community and advocate on your behalf…
The seat is currently held by Rick Brattin (r). Yes, that Rick Brattin.