JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been almost a month since the Missouri Republican Party lost their executive director, but now, it seems they’ve found their man.

According to a post by the St. Louis County GOP, Sam Cooper has been elected as the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party.

During a special meeting of the state committee and their executive committee, Cooper told the group he was looking forward to moving to the state and help get more Republicans elected.

The Kansas City native has a long history of working with political campaigns, having worked for Axiom Strategies for a time, and comes to the Missouri GOP from the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, where he served as Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Sam Cooper

He takes over after the departure of Austin Stukins, who resigned effective Sept. 30.