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Roofers ask for Humphreys’ help in pushing legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Roofing and Siding Contractors Alliance is asking for assistance in passing two pieces of legislation, but not from an individual legislator.

Instead, the RSCA asked David Humphreys, Republican mega-donor extraordinaire, to endorse HB 425 and SB 216, bills which would require the registration of roofing contractors with the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration. The RSCA cited nearly 500 complaints with the attorney general’s office in the last two years of consumers being taken advantage of and defrauded by roofing contractors using poor business practices.

David Humphreys
David Humphreys

The alliance believes Humphreys voice would help move those bills along, even though neither bill has undergone an executive session in their respective chamber’s professional registration committee.

“Given what we understand to be your interest in reducing litigation, the RSCA respectfully believes that this program will reduce the need for litigious action by roofing consumers because it provides much-needed government oversight,” their letter reads. “You support for Roofer Registration will have a tremendous positive influence on the roofing industry as it will protect both consumers and the roofers who value their reputations that are tarnished by unscrupulous players.”

Humphreys serves as the CEO of TAMKO Building Products Inc., a roofing and construction supply company which sells shingles, but he is best known in Missouri politics for his vast donations to Republican statewide and legislative candidates in his effort to pass anti-union bills, especially the right-to-work bill.

The full letter can be read below.

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