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-- Patrick Logan Murray '14
Jefferson City, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Tuesday, June 19th

County Government

The election polls opened early this morning at 6:30 AM, allowing citizens to vote for their candidates in the county elections.

Throughout the morning, state party caucuses allowed the Federalist and Nationalist party primary candidates campaign for their party's ticket. Afterwards, the candidates campaigned across Boy's State to win votes for tomorrow's primary. The political parties finalized their platforms for the upcoming state election during their caucuses.

After the polls closed, the newly elected county leaders (see the results on the Elections page) began appointing officials and setting up plans for their county as a whole.

As the citizens progressed through their schools of instruction, they began to impact Boys State through their trials, news reports, and laws.

Evening Assembly With Juan Williams

The Tuesday evening assembly featured Missouri Boys State's Lehr Chair speaker for the 79th session: Fox News Political Analyst Juan Williams. Williams spoke on the lack of unity within the United States, challenging the citizens to hear multiple points of view, compromise, and find solutions to the problems of the day. During his speech, Williams highlighted some issues facing the nation, from residential segregation to income inequality. Williams also encouraged the citizens to become leaders by example, to engage in difficult conversation with the "opposition," unite Americans together, and avoid politics as a sport. After his prepared remarks, Williams opened to questions from the citizens, such as his opinions on current issues, why the United States is politically divided, and what are some issues Americans agree on.

During the Evening Assembly, Circuit Court Judge Alan Blankenship swore in the Missouri Boys State Supreme Court. After the assembly, the citizens were dismissed to further governmental activities, and the students of the Law school tackled the Missouri Boys State Bar Exam. Tomorrow, they look forward to selecting their state candidates and beginning the race for state office.

MBS Record

The citizens of Missouri Boys State publish a paper that is delivered to the citizens every morning. Copies of this paper are published here every day for your enjoyment. Today's edition is available here.

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In addition to almost 1,000 Citizen attendees, Missouri Boys State brings over 150 volunteers that give over a week of their time to make this session possible.



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