It’s one thing to acknowledge the problems facing our community. It’s another to have a plan to solve them.

As western commissioner, I will roll up my sleeves and work hard to make Greene County more accountable to taxpayers, a safer place to live, and a place that attracts new businesses to increase job opportunities for our citizens.


With budgets strained because of the economic downturn, I will use my 30 years of experience as a business owner and contractor to complete and finish construction on time and on budget.


As a local businessman, I’ve created jobs and I know what it takes to attract new businesses and grow opportunities for our Greene County families to prosper. A strong job base also means strong neighborhoods and strong schools. Jobs must be a top priority for our county.


Our law enforcement officers not only protect our community, but are members of our community. I will never support initiatives to defund the police or limit their capabilities to arrest criminals.


The key to vibrant neighborhoods and attracting new families and employers is keeping housing affordable and the cost of living reasonable. We must keep property and sales taxes in check, and that means investing our tax dollars wisely and respecting taxpayers.

A quick note from Rusty before you vote…

While politicians talk about creating jobs— I have actually done it. I have grown a business, and grown our workforce right here in Greene County.

And while those same politicians talk about improving our community — I have actually done it. I have worked with both the Home Builders Association and Habitat for Humanity to make homeownership more accessible for Greene County residents.

We also hear from Jefferson City politicians that “government” is the answer to problems confronting our youth. Our youth do not need more government in their lives, they need more God in their lives, and they need parents and neighbors — not politicians — to show them the path to a quality future is built on the pillars of faith, family and productive work.

It’s why, for decades, I have served in youth ministry, worked with area employers to create apprenticeship opportunities for young folks to learn a trade, and have contributed to efforts directly and positively impacting the younger generation in our community. As a businessman, I know those investments will yield strong results for our families today, and for the future of our Greene County community.

I’m running for the Greene County Commission not to make a name for myself, but to make a positive difference.

We need to refocus on priorities that matter — those that positively impact both our quality of life today and the future of our community. Please join me in this effort.


Rusty MacLachlan is President and CEO of MacLachlan Construction Co., and is active with both the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Missouri and HBA of Greater Springfield. His efforts have encouraged growing available housing options for families not only in Greene Co., but throughout Missouri.

Rusty serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, the Springfield Traffic Advisory Board, and previously the Housing and Interior Design Council at Missouri State University. For 30 years he taught Sunday school at Wesley Church, and currently serves the youth group at James River Church.

Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Univ. of Central Missouri where he played football.

Rusty and Julie, his wife of 36 years, are proud parents of four children and grandparents of four very active grandchildren.

• 30+ years Volunteer in Youth Ministry

• 35+ years small business owner

• Habitat for Humanity Board Volunteer

• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

• Past president of the Local Home Builder’s Association

• Past President of the State of Missouri Home Builder’s Association

• Traffic Advisory Board Member

• Married to Julie for 37 years

• Father of Four, Grandfather of Five

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