This Friday evening, the Pachyderms will hear from John Hancock. John’s political experience spans three decades in grassroots and electoral politics. He is executive director for the Missouri Republican Party, a former state legislator, was the GOP nominee for Missouri Secretary of State in 1992 and 1996, and served as executive director for the state GOP previously from 1997 to 2003. Under his leadership, Missouri Republicans have made historic progress. Since 1997, the state GOP has gained seats in the US House, US Senate, won historic majorities in the State House and State Senate and held the Governor’s Office for a term. John has served as chief strategist for numerous local, statewide, and national campaigns. He is married with a son and a daughter. He plays ragtime piano and has gigs at charity functions and KMOX radio from time to time. Learn more at his website:

This is their 5th Friday event so it will be held on the evening of 7/31 at 6 pm at The Post in Creve Coeur (old Growler’s Pub).  They will have appetizers provided with $20 admission at the door, and you can learn how the state party is gearing up for 2016.  There will be no lunch meeting on 7/31.