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.
— Austin Chambers (@achambersgop) January 6, 2017
Steelman served as the State Treasurer from 2005 to 2009, serving only one term as she attempted to run for governor in 2008, narrowly losing in the Republican primary to Kenny Hulshof. She also ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012, which was won by Todd Akin.
Steelman was one of the early advocates of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens in this election cycle. She and her husband, former House Minority Floor Leader David Steelman, aided the Greitens’ team in their transition efforts, while Steelman also led the transition team for incoming State Treasurer Eric Schmitt.
Steelman will take over the post from current Commissioner Doug Nelson.
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