Randy’s priorities place God and family first. In all he does, he attempts to model a Christ-like character that sets a positive example for his wife, children and others. Randy loves people and seeks to encourage everyone wherever he goes. He is optimistic about the future, yet holds to the belief that real hope and a life of significance is gained only through a personal and saving relationship with Christ. Though he is unashamed of his faith, he respects people of all faiths and is grateful that in America freedom of religion is a constitutional right for all.
He perseveres to be a man of integrity and a friend to all. His greatest accomplishments in life are his marriage of 35 years to his wife, Connie, and being the proud dad and grandpa of his four best friends and their children.
Randy currently works as a sales agent for Century 21, McKeown & Associates, Inc. in Moberly, Missouri. He was executive director of the Coalition to Protect the Missouri River (CPR) from 2001-2016. In that role, Randy advocated for and represented the economic interests of agricultural, navigational and utility entities regarding the environmental and policy issues of the Missouri River.
During his time with CPR, Randy was recognized as an industry leader. He served as interim chair and as vice-chair of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee. He also received the coveted Northwestern Division Commander’s Coin recognizing his collaborative leadership in the eight-state Missouri River Basin.
In 2008, Randy was honored in the MarineNews’ “CEO-Six Pack” – “Leaders of the Pack” edition. He was also recognized by the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation for outstanding leadership.
Randy was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2010 where he served one term prior to large-scale redistricting. Because of the significant impact of redistricting to his district, he chose not to seek reelection. In 2015-16, Randy was a Missouri gubernatorial candidate. During that time, his message focused on calling people to return to God in repentance.
While in the Missouri House, Randy was named Freshman Legislator of the Year for Agriculture Policy and for Fiscal Oversight and Government Responsibility in 2011 and 2012, respectively. He also received the 2012 Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Friend of Agriculture Award.
Prior to his election to the Missouri legislature, Randy was Randolph County Western District Associate Commissioner; a position he was appointed to by Governor Matt Blunt in 2007 to fill an unexpired term. In his role as county commissioner, Randy helped restore fiscal credibility and facilitated improved relationships between county government and taxpayers.
Previously, as deputy director for the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Randy was the department’s administrative coordinator and governmental and legislative liaison.
Randy has also co-owned and managed a retail farm supply service plus owned and operated a diversified crop and livestock operation in Howard and Randolph counties.
Randy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Randy has served as board president for Teen Challenge International – Neosho, a national and international Christ-centered ministry dedicated to helping men, women and mothers with children find freedom from drugs and alcohol. Randy also served on the board of Howard Electric Cooperative in Fayette from 2002-2016.
In 2013, Randy traveled to the Philippines for a disaster/mission trip and also did disaster relief work in Joplin after the 2011 tornado. He attends Salisbury First Baptist Church in Salisbury, Missouri.