Audio: Businesswoman from Shelbina among nine incoming state senators in January

Cindy O’Laughlin is one of nine new State Senators who’ll join the next Missouri legislature in January. She’s one of five Republican newcomers to receive at least 70% of the vote in GOP dominated mostly rural districts. O’Laughlin said campaigning became a fulltime job for her.



The businesswoman from Shelbina says the time she spent on the campaign trail offered an insight into the people she’ll be representing.



O’Laughlin is replacing term-limited Republican Brian Munzlinger of Williamstown in northeast Missouri’s Senate District 18.