Secretary Jay Ashcroft serves as Missouri’s Secretary of State. He was elected in 2016. In that Office, he is committed to fulfilling promises made on the campaign trail: To rebuild confidence in elections, to restore relationships with local election authorities, and to attract new jobs in Missouri. He has practiced law for eight years in St. Louis County, ranging from regulatory compliance to patent prosecution and election law. Before that, he taught engineering and technology courses at Saint Louis Community College. He has worked for a defense-based engineering company. He earned JD from St. Louis U., masters and bachelors degrees in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla), and graduated from Jefferson City H.S. He is married to Katie and has four children. Learn more at https://www.sos.mo.gov/sosbio
The St. Louis County Pachyderm Club meets each Friday but this week at
1777 Des Peres Rd.
Town & Country, MO 63131
(between Clayton Rd. and Manchester Rd.)
This week, we have a dinner meeting. Cash bar at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM.
$40 per person for dinner, cash, check, charge RSVP extended to 8/16 menu below
RSVP by 3 PM 8/16 to Jeannine Stuart, 314-983-2319, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Jefferson City — The Missouri Republican Party released the following statement on the special election to fill the vacant seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, District 50.
“We want to express our warmest congratulations to Sara Walsh, whose enthusiasm and heart to serve her party has inspired us all. Sara is a dedicated conservative with a strong work ethic, and we look forward to seeing all she will accomplish in her new role in the Missouri House.
“We are also extremely grateful to the many volunteers who paved the way to victory by working around the clock to mobilize support for Sara and promote her message.
“Far-left liberals like Claire McCaskill spent a lot of money trying to flip this district in their favor, but the voters spoke loud and clear—they want to further conservative values. Like the majority of Missouri, these folks proudly elected a Republican leader who will work hard to promote job creation, lower taxes and stay true to their core principles,” Todd Graves, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party
Jefferson City — The Missouri Republican Party released the following statement on the special election to fill the vacant seat in State Senate District 28.
“Congratulations to Senator-elect Sandy Crawford on her well-deserved victory in today’s special election. Sandy is a dedicated public servant who embodies the very best of our party’s values – having shown unwavering support for causes and policies that grow jobs, keep our communities safe and uphold conservative values.
“Sandy’s victory is a team effort, and we are grateful to all who showed up to support Sandy, both during her campaign and at the polls. You have helped to secure conservative principles in District 28 and throughout Missouri.”—Todd Graves, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party
Jefferson City — Missouri delivered an unmistakable message during today’s special elections: Republican values and conservative principles are driving voters.
Republicans swept the elections, as Representative Sandy Crawford was elected to fill the state Senate seat that belonged to Mike Parson, vacant since he became Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor and GOP candidate Sara Walsh won the vacant House seat in District 50. Walsh defeated left-extremist Michela Skelton, who was backed by several far-left liberals, including Senator Claire McCaskill.
“In a state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump and Governor Greitens, this is as clear a sign as any that Missourians are doubling down on their call to reject the Democrats’ agenda and make Missouri great again.
“Hard-working Missourians want to elect Republicans whose voices sound like their voices – principled, conservative leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up to the far-Left.
“The message from Missouri voters is clear—the liberal agenda advanced by Claire McCaskill and the Missouri Democrat Party is dead-on-arrival in our state, and our special election sweep is just a preview of the epic defeat McCaskill will endure in 2018.”—Austin Stukins, Executive Director, Missouri Republican Party.
Jefferson City — The Missouri Republican Party released this statement following the death of Officer Gary Michael, a 37-year-old Clinton, Missouri police officer who was shot during a routine traffic stop late Sunday night.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Michael’s loved ones, the Clinton Police Department, and the entire Clinton community as they mourn this tragic loss,” said Austin Stukins, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. “Officer Michael died while doing his job—a reminder of the sobering reality that our law enforcement officers risk their own lives to protect ours every time they go to work,” Stukins continued. “We are blessed and grateful for patriots and peacemakers like Officer Michael, and we hope that the thug responsible for his death will be apprehended and swiftly brought to justice.”
The merger of St. Louis County with the City of St. Louis is very real possibility. Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard has publicly stated that the City-County merger and the privatization of St. Louis Lambert Airport would be two priorities in the 2018 legislative session. Both city and county residents could be cut out of the process altogether if this is put to a state-wide vote instead of a strictly local one. Here is your opportunity to make your voices heard by meeting with key state legislators when they convene for the Veto Session on September 13th, 2017.
The Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club and the Faith-Based Voters Club are teaming up to charter a bus for that day. We will meet at the South County Costco, 4200 Rusty Road, St. Louis, MO 63128. The bus will depart at 7:30 am and will leave Jefferson City at 3:30 pm. The cost will be $20 per person. Each person will be responsible for their own lunch while at the capitol. Reservations are on a first-come basis.
Our goal is to enlist the support of key senators and ask them to do everything in their power to prevent this merger from taking place. You will receive the names and room numbers of the Republicans we would like to visit. You will also receive background information and talking points to present to them.
Come join us for a fun day that will make an impression on our state legislators.
Wednesday, September 13th
South County Costco Parking Lot
Bus leaves St. Louis at 7:30 am.
Bus leaves Jefferson City at 3:30 pm.
$20 per person
TFTRC (Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club)
Send Check to:
4769 Cactus Wren Court
St. Louis, MO 63128