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Various news sources have reported that Former State Representative Keith English is dead in an apparent suicide. He served two terms in the General Assembly from 2013 to 2017. He ran for reelection as an Independent in 2016, losing to a Democratic Party candidate by over 2400 votes/14%.

The final vote to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 509. Representative Jeremy LaFaver (D) (left) – bearing witness, Representative Keith English (center) – casting the 109th vote necessary for the override, and Representative Ron Hicks (r) (right) – his escort on and off the House floor. May 6, 2014.

In May 2014 then Representative English was the only Democrat in the House to vote to overturn Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of a republican tax cut bill. His vote, the last one cast (see photo), was the deciding vote in the override.


SB 509: the moment when all hope for the future of Missouri died (May 6, 2014)

This won’t be the last story on SB 509 (May 9, 2014)