Southwest Missouri has long been a hotbed for conservative politics.
But it's also home to one Democratic leaning state House district, inner city Springfield.
Representative Crystal Quade, who holds the 132nd district seat, tells the Missourinet that her views are definitely progressive. But she’s also quick to note that conservatives still dominate the area around her.
Quade is in her first term representing the district, which is home to three college campuses and a community college.