ABC17News fact-checks my opponent’s TV attack ad

COLUMBIA – A political ad from the campaign of state Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) attacks his Democratic opponent on her work in the health care field. Then-state auditor Claire McCaskill released a review of the University of Missouri Health System’s billing practices in 2002. 

It’s not the first time the audit has been used against Baker in a campaign. Blaine Luetkemeyer brought up the audit in their 2008 race for U.S. House of Representatives. McCaskill defended Baker on the campaign trail, saying Baker “had nothing to do with those [billing] systems being set up at the hospital.” She said Baker was brought in to fix the problems the audit found.

TRUTH ALERT: Rowden ad hits Baker on work record

Voters, local Democrats gather for election event in Douglass Park

COLUMBIA – Some of the keynote speakers included First Ward City Councilwoman Pat Fowler, Missouri State Senate candidate Judy Baker, House District 44 candidate Jacque Sample and Boone County Commissioner candidate Justin Aldred.

“This is a candidate’s opportunity to be in the neighborhood and talk with people who have real concerns,” Baker told the Tribune. “I wanted to be here in order to listen.”

Voters, local Democrats gather for election event at Douglass Park

ABC17News fact-checks my TV ad

COLUMBIA – Judy Baker is running against Rowden (R-Columbia) for the senate seat this November. Baker is a former health care executive, state representative and district chief for the federal Department of Health and Human Services. A ad from her campaign touts her accomplishments in those roles and attacks Rowden on some of his positions.

TRUTH ALERT: Judy Baker attacks Caleb Rowden on healthcare

A seat at the table: Columbia women reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy

COLUMBIA – Judy Baker reflected on the impact Ginsburg had on her own career as a role model. Holding two master’s degrees — one in divinity and another in health care administration — she has found herself in situations relative to the struggles Ginsburg faced being one of the only women in the room.

“The legislature is male-dominated, and laws are often made without a woman at the table,” Baker said. “People like Ruth Bader Ginsburg were inspirations because they had gone before me and done the things people told them they couldn’t do.”

A seat at the table: Columbia women reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy

Judy Baker Announces COVID-19 Recovery Agenda to Get Missouri Back on its Feet

COLUMBIA – Democratic state senate nominee for the 19th district, Judy Baker, laid out measures today that comprehensively address what our communities need to fight the consequences of the pandemic. She was joined by state Reps. Kip Kendrick and Martha Stevens, and by former Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson.

The agenda includes five pillars:  ensuring access to healthcare and COVID-19 treatments, helping families maintain stability, reviving the economy, protecting our most vulnerable community members, and preserving democracy.

Baker Proposes Plan to Combat COVID-19 in Bid for State Senate Seat

Judy Baker Announces Bid for State Senate

COLUMBIA – Former State Representative Judy Baker (D-Columbia) announced her bid for State Senate on Thursday. Baker is running in District 19, which represents Boone and Cooper counties. Baker represented Columbia in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009 and served on the budget, health care and education committees. Baker also used to teach economics at Columbia College and health policy at MU.

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