Conner challenges Skelton for a seat in Congress
Alan Conner, a 42-year-old Buffalo resident who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Employee Screening Services, a drug and alcohol testing company, has announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket for the 4th U.S. Congressional District, the seat currently held by Ike Skelton.
Skelton, a native of Lexington, is a graduate of Wentworth Military Academy and the University of Missouri at Columbia. Prior to his election to Congress, Skelton served as Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney and as a Missouri State Senator.
Skelton is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. He is also a member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.
Conner, a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Buffalo, Mo., has taught fifth and sixth grade Sunday school for the past three years. Conner is also a member of the National Federation of Independent Business as well as a Dallas County farmer.
Conner was in Nevada Thursday, Feb. 23, to discuss issues with local Republicans and shared his views on health care, tort reform, insurance, abortion, homeland security and tax reform, among other things.
Conner believes Social Security taxes should be held just for that purpose, the national borders should be strictly enforced and that it is ethical to use adult stem cells, which have many proven applications, for therapy but that embryonic stem cell research, which does not have any proven uses, should not be funded by the federal government.