Missouri State Rep. Holly Rehder, 148th District, will speak at Southeast Missouri State University Sept. 18, commemorating Constitution Day.
Rehder, a Southeast graduate, will present “Balancing Freedom and Technology,” a discussion of her legislative work to create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri known as the Narcotics Control Act.
The event will take place at noon in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall and is free and open to the public.
Rehder was elected to the 148th District seat in 2012. She currently serves as the chair of the Missouri House of Representatives Economic Development Committee. She has worked to update labor laws, reform welfare and ensure funding for mental health needs.
Rehder and her husband Ray started their own telecommunications contracting company, Integrity Communications, in 2004. The company now provides contract communication services for 13 companies across seven states.
Rehder received her Bachelor of Science in mass communication, public relations option, from Southeast, where she also was a member of the University’s Speech and Debate Team.