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May 26, 2010: Kent Hampton wins first place in chicken at the Malden in May barbecue contest. Hampton said “While we’re thrilled to take home a trophy for our cooking, the real winner is Malden. Events like Malden in May are a great showcase for all the things that make our communities great. Not only does this event provide an opportunity for families to come out and enjoy themselves, but it shows potential employers and entrepreneurs that we have a strong sense of civic pride and have a lot of great businesses and organizations who support the community.” One Hampton supporter noted that Hampton’s pork steak entry didn’t finish as well as his chicken and said “Hampton’s getting rid of the pork and putting a chicken in every pot!” Daily Dunklin Democrat
April 15, 2010: Committee to Elect Kent Hampton hosts first fundraiser in Malden, Mo. Supporters from around the district gathered to show their support and pledge their help for the campaign ahead. “I’m grateful for the support shown by my friends and neighbors tonight, and will work hard to justify your faith in me” said Hampton.
March 10, 2010: Kent Hampton attends dedication of Malden Scout Hut, featured in Delta News: “Scouting is a great American tradition, and offers our youth a tremendous opportunity to grow and excel. I salute the volunteers and parents who make scouting such an important part of our communities.”
February 23, 2010: Kent Hampton joins Roy Blunt and Jo Ann Emerson to speak at Lincoln Day Banquet. Daily Statesman
March 7, 2010: Kent Hampton attends Grand Opening of Kennett Opera House. “This is exactly the sort of development we need to see more of in our Bootheel towns. I applaud the Crafton family for restoring an historic sight and bringing attention, jobs, and revenue to downtown Kennett. I look forward to working with entrepreneurs throughout our district to encourage similar projects, bringing more investment to our downtowns.” Daily Dunklin Democrat
February 23, 2010: Kent Hampton files as a candidate for State Representative in Missouri’s 163rd district. Citing his experience and common sense values, Hampton said he looks forward to working with and for the 163rd district: “As the journey begins, I would like to thank each person that has offered their support and invite everyone to get involved in helping re-shape the Bootheel. This is truly going to be a grassroots type campaign”. Official Press Release