Recently posted in the Missouri Times:
Most of the other union members, electricians and single fathers aren’t also retired cage fighters. As far as the House goes, English’s former profession makes him one-of-a-kind.
As a former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) trainer and enthusiast, English decided to take up fighting professionally after the death of his mother in 2008. English fought as an MMA fighter from 2008 to the fall of 2012, when he retired. Undefeated.
“I’m a no-nonsense politician,” English told The Missouri Times in his trademark baritone. “I’m not saying I’d use it on the House floor, but I could, if I had to.”
Because of his moderate success as a carpenter and an electrician, English didn’t need to keep any of the winnings from his fight. He routinely gave his winnings to charity. He doesn’t like the cliché, but it’s true: he fought for his causes.
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From the Missouri Times:
Rep. Keith English, D-68, came to the Capitol with a plan to push bills each week that are driven by the questions, comments and concerns he’s collecting from his constituents.
English, who’s from North St. Louis County, served on Florissant City Council for more than six years. He said because of that experience he understands what state laws directly affect North County that he previously had no ability to influence.
“[After I was elected] I talked to our present mayor and past mayor and people in the community about what I could change on the state level that would affect us right away,” he said. “I felt that although the state representative that was here did work on some things, on local things he might not have been up-to-date.”
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Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri School Administrators Political Action Committee (MSAPAC) has endorsed Keith English for the 2012 general election for State Representative in House District 68.