“The economic impact when freight railroads invest in their network reverberates across America and in cities like St. Joseph. As the home to Herzog, a rail supplier that employs hundreds in our community, our city sees the real benefits of the private dollars that go into rail infrastructure, from direct jobs to a more efficient freight network for our businesses.”

Representative Bill Falkner represents part of Buchanan County (District 10) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.

In addition to his legislative duties, Falkner is a plumbing consultant. Previously, he owned and operated Falkner Plumbing for more than 30 years. He served as the mayor of St. Joseph for 8 years from 2010 – 2018, and also served as a councilman on the St. Joseph City Council. Falkner has served on the Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors.

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