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Noah Alldredge introduced Royce on Jan. 28.  His co-sponsor is Brian McDonough.

Royce is a co-founder of Nevont, a company in Springfield that develops and administers companies’ employee benefit programs.  Nevont started in 2018.

Royce attended William Jewell College in Liberty on a debate scholarship and earned a BS in political science.  His college debate team was nationally ranked.

Royce has worked on local, state and federal election campaigns.  He worked for U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R – Mo. 7th District, for eight years, including as Long’s district director and election campaign director.  He learned a lot about the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), as well as about about regulatory compliance issues that businesses face.

In December, Springfield Business Journal named Royce one of its 40 Under 40 honorees for 2021.
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Brennan Pratt

Mike Pruett introduced Brennan on Sept. 17.  His co-sponsor is Gordon Elliott.

Brennan has been an attorney for six years in Springfield at Pratt and Grisham, where he works with his father, John Pratt.  The firm specializes in family law.

Brennan is an Eagle Scout.  In addition to the Boy Scouts of America, Brennan has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Judicare  Program of Legal Services of Southern Missouri, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.

Brennan grew up in the Springfield area and attended Greenwood Laboratory School and Missouri State University.  He has an undergraduate degree from Beloit College in Wisconsin and Saint Louis University Law School.  He married Victoria Marszalik on Dec. 3, 2020.
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Allison Robertson

Nate Dunville introduced Allison on Sept. 3.  Her co-sponsor is Nikki Holden.

Allison has lived in the Springfield area for 36 years.  She's been the program director since September 2018 for Empower: Abilities, 2864 S. Nettleton Ave., in Springfield.  That organization provides services to people with disabilities to help them live independently.  She manages several departments, including Independent Living, Access and Technology, Community Outreach, and Transportation.

Allison previously worked for CoxHealth from 2006 to 2018 as manager of Case Management at its hospital in Branson, as a social worker in Adult Psychiatry, and as a social worker at its Center for Addictions.   She also worked a side job at Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home for 10 years.

Allison has been active for many years in Junior League of Springfield, where she has chaired projects and served on the board.  She is Junior League president-elect and preparing to become president in 2021.

She's been active in about 20 community organizations, including serving on the boards of Freedom's Rest Domestic Violence Shelter and Growing Healthy Families.  She's also a member of the National Council for Independent Living, and is a graduate of Springfield Leadership Signature Class 38 and Lakes Area Leadership Academy 2016.

The Springfield Business Journal named Allison one of its 40 Under 40 honorees for 2020.   She is a member of the
Community Emergency Response Team and is trained in crisis intervention stress management.

Allison earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in Social Work and a master's degree in Healthcare Administration, all from Missouri State University.  She and her husband, Paul, live in Ozark with their two children.