JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives’ chief operating officer and senior parliamentary advisor is leaving after more than a decade to a new job.

Adam Crumbliss is resigning his position as the Chief Clerk and Administrator for the House on Monday, October 15, 2018 to begin a new position in the executive branch. Crumbliss’ career with the House began 18-years-ago and he was first elected and Chief Clerk in 2006 — position he has held ever since.

“I leave on my own terms with a sense of accomplishment,” Crumbliss wrote in a letter to lawmakers and staff. “I am extraordinarily humbled by the faith and trust placed in me over these many years and hope to continue to earn the same in the executive branch.”

In his position in the House, Crumbliss had a unique position within state government. He has served under six different Speakers of the House and with term limits in place, often has more legislative experience than lawmakers.

As Clerk, he was the House’s chief operating officer and senior parliamentary advisor. Crumbliss focused less on policy decisions and more on ensuring the lawmaking process complies with the constitution and state laws.

“It is the people we serve and the people I served alongside that I will miss most about the House,” Crumbliss wrote. “As memories fade into the background of time, it is you, the servants of our legislative institution, that can inspire the next generation of Missourians to make our state better. I have firm resolve that our citizens are in good hands.”

Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at alisha@themissouritimes.com.