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Outgoing Rep. Stephen Webber has been elected as the new chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. (Benjamin Peters/Missouri Times)

MDP chair says Greitens supported Obama in 2008

MDP chair says Greitens supported Obama in 2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Monday, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber posted on social media about a campaign event Gov. Eric Greitens attended in 2008. The event? A campaign meet-and-greet in Columbia to elect Stephen Webber to the Missouri House of Representatives, where Webber ended up serving for eight years. In the post, Webber called Greitens

Rep. Alferman presents HB60 on Lobbyist Expenditures before the House Committee on General Laws.  (Tim Bommel/Missouri House Photojournalist)

Ethics reform takes center stage on Inauguration Day as Greitens signs executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ first order as the head of Missouri will be to bring ethics reform to his new office. “We just promised the people of Missouri that we’re going to get to work, and now, we’re here to get to work,” Greitens said. “We promised in this campaign that we

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Sarah Steelman to be new OA Director under Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state treasurer Sarah Steelman will be heading the Office of Administration in Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration. The news was first announced in a tweet by Greitens’ senior adviser Austin Chambers Friday evening, saying the Gov.-elect would be making the announcement in Springfield that night. Sarah Steelman (@sarah_steelman) will be a

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Greitens taps Drew Juden as next Public Safety Director

ST. LOUIS – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has tapped Charles “Drew” Juden III to serve as the next Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The incoming governor announced the nomination Monday morning during a press conference at Zisser Tire & Auto, one of several local businesses vandalized and looted during the riots in Ferguson.

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Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Missouri has been the backdrop for several of the nation’s leading political figures, from Jack Oliver to Joyce Aboussie to Jeff Roe, and in 2016, Missouri became a big part of the story of a new rising star in national politics: Austin Chambers. Chambers managed the campaign of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, and is now serving

Eric Greitens gives his victory speech after winning the Republican nomination for governor Aug. 2, 2016

Gov.-elect Greitens is ‘serious’ about ethics reform

JEFFERSON  CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is serious about ethics reform in Jefferson City, and his plans show it. It’s been one of the top priorities for the incoming Republican, whose message on the campaign trail centered on cleaning up corruption at the capitol. Voters took the first steps this past November, not only

Eric Greitens speaks at a campaign event at the University of Missouri Oct. 1, 2015. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens’ senior adviser says they’re close to announcing new COO

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his team have steadily been officially adding more members to his team in the past weeks, and are getting ready to make more announcements before the inauguration ceremony. In a press call on Thursday, senior adviser Austin Chambers spoke with reporters about the staffing, as well

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Greitens taps Anheuser-Busch exec as chief of staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens named Anheuser-Busch executive Michael Roche as his chief of staff Tuesday as well as naming who will fill a few other key positions. Michael Roche works as the vice president of national affairs for the brewer, a position he has held since 2004. The former Armstrong Teasdale lawyer

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What does it take to make a successful transition of government?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one month since the general election in November, and statewide office transition teams have been working tirelessly in their efforts to prepare everything for the takeover in January. Office of Administration Commissioner Doug Nelson says that while this particular transition period comes with its own unique challenges, the work

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Governor-elect Greitens plans for transition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor-elect Eric Greitens has used the past three days to prepare for the two-month long transition into office, according to senior advisor Austin Chambers. In a conference call Friday morning, Chambers spoke with reporters to outline what Greitens plans to do in the future to maintain a smooth transition to power,

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