JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Republican Party released this statement following the selection of Representative Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) as the Majority Floor Leader for the Missouri House of Representatives:
“Representative Vescovo is a champion for the conservative effort in our state, which is why he is a solid pick for Majority Floor Leader in the Missouri House of Representatives,” said Todd Graves, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “As Majority Floor Leader, Rob will be able to help move solid legislation through the House that reflects the core values of Missourians, addressing their concerns on a statewide level. This is an exciting time for Missouri Republicans, and I look forward to the progress Rob and his colleagues will make as we kick off the 2018 session.”
Join the Pachyderms this Friday, when they hear from Mr. Bret Heinrich, Pres. and CEO of Wings of Hope. Wings of Hope is an aviation based non-profit organization founded in 1962. It provides medical relief and air transport across the country and in eleven countries. Wings of Hope has its own hangar at Spirit Airport. Bret is the past Chief Development Officer for St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation and past president of St. Louis chapter for Assn. of Fundraising Professionals. He serves on the Kirkwood School Board and led its Foundation Board previously. Bret is an adjunct instructor at Wash. U. for non-profit management. Bret holds a Certified Fundraising Executive, MFA from Western Ill. U. and a BA in English from Eureka College of Ill. Bret is married and has children. For more information see here: https://wingsofhope.ngo/about-us/media-center/#press
The St. Louis County Pachyderm Club meets each Friday at Sapore Italian Cafe in Woodbine Center main restaurant, upper level 451 S. Kirkwood Blvd. (just north of Big Bend) Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
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meeting starts at 12:30 PM and ends at 1:15 PM.
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Republican Party announces the start of Sam Cooper as its Executive Director.
Cooper, a native of Harrisonville, Missouri, comes to Jefferson City from Washington, D.C. where he served as Senator Ted Cruz’s Director of Strategic Initiatives. Prior to that, he served as a regional political director to Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign, where he oversaw the political operations in 12 states, including key wins in Kansas and Wisconsin. During the 2012 and 2014 election cycles Cooper worked as an associate at Axiom Strategies, helping guide both congressional and statewide campaigns to victory across the country.
“We are excited to welcome Sam Cooper to Missouri as Executive Director of the Party,” said Todd Graves, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “Sam is a data-driven campaign operative who has experience at both the national and state levels to successfully elect Republicans. On our team, he will work to maintain and grow Missouri’s Republican majority up and down the ballot, as well as promote Governor Greitens’ conservative agenda.”
“I am thrilled to come home to Missouri to expand on the gains Republicans have made in recent years,” Cooper said. “Missouri is a conservative state and deserves conservative representation. I look forward to working with grassroots leaders across Missouri to continue electing strong Republicans to Congress and grow our majorities in the General Assembly.”
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the latest in a series of new hires, the Missouri Republican Party is excited to welcome Missouri native Jon Harder as its Data Director for the MOGOP Field Program in 2018.
Raised on a farm in Knox County, Jon has seen firsthand the damage Senator Claire McCaskill has done to rural Missouri and is deeply committed to holding her accountable in 2018. Jon also has an impressive background working with state and federal elected officials, including State Senator Brian Munzlinger, Speaker Todd Richardson, and U.S. Congressman Billy Long. Additionally, Jon oversaw voter turnout operations in central Missouri during Senator Roy Blunt’s successful 2016 reelection campaign and later interned for Senator Blunt.
“Jon has an incredible grasp of data analysis and voter targeting that will be critical to victory in 2018,” said Alex Meyer, RNC State Director for Missouri. “With his political talent and passion for firing Claire, Jon is a double-threat, so we’re thrilled to have him on board as we continue to build our team.”
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo, — The Missouri Republican Party is pleased to welcome EJ Fleischmann to its team as the St. Louis Regional Field Director.
As a lifelong resident of Jefferson County with strong family ties to St. Louis County, EJ’s commitment to Missouri runs deep. Before joining Team MOGOP, EJ gained significant campaign experience as the volunteer coordinator for Senator Paul Wieland’s 2014 campaign. Later, EJ was elected to the Arnold City Council and also served as the campaign manager for Representative Dan Shaul.
“EJ is laser focused on unseating Senator Claire McCaskill next year, and he knows exactly what it takes to mobilize grassroots support in the field,” said Alex Meyer, RNC State Director for Missouri. Team MOGOP is building out an incredible team, and we are especially excited to have EJ as our boots on the ground in St. Louis.”
At a special meeting of the State Committee and their Executive Committee, Sam Cooper was elected as the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. Sam has a long history of working with political campaigns and came to the Missouri GOP from the office of Ted Cruz where he served as Director of Strategic Initiatives.
During the meeting Sam told the group that he was looking forward to moving to the state and help get more republicans elected.
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Jefferson City — The Missouri Republican Party is pleased to announce that Carter Ballmann will join its team as the Regional Field Director for St. Charles. The new hire is part of Team MOGOP’s ongoing and aggressive effort to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill in November 2018.
Carter, a dedicated conservative with lifelong roots in St. Charles, has a substantial background in Missouri’s political landscape. Before joining Team MOGOP, Carter served as the campaign manager for Bill Eigel’s successful 2016 state senate bid, and later served as Eigel’s legislative assistant.
“Carter’s passion for our party and background in Missouri politics make him a key player in the fight to defeat Claire McCaskill,” said Alex Meyer, RNC State Director for Missouri. “We are thrilled to have him on our team as we continue to build out our ground game and focus on our efforts to keep Missouri red.”