Tag: Jeff Roorda

Missouri Fraternal Order of Police endorses Roorda in Jefferson County’s county executive race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state representative Jeff Roorda is now able to put the first notch on his belt in his mission to become the next county executive for Jefferson County. Last week, Roorda received his first endorsement in the race, which came from the Missouri Fraternal Order of […]

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

Roberts says independent prosecutors needed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what […]

Public union certification bill worries police, firefighter labor reps

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Republicans clashed with public union representatives Tuesday morning regarding a bill firefighters and police officers said could put a significant burden on their ability to collectively bargain. Rep. John Wiemann, R-O’Fallon, said he offered HB 238 to the House Economic Development Committee to address transparency […]

TWMP: Races for president, governor and statewide office in Missouri

On the next episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the opinion maker panel takes center stage as Koster for Missouri communications director David Turner, author of “The War on Police” Jeff Roorda, head of Atlas Strategies Gregg Keller and Jim Gwinner, a partner of the LS2group. The panel begins […]

Greitens complies with cease and desist after SLPOA endorsement ‘misunderstanding’

ST. LOUIS – Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is unhappy the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association (SLPOA) revoked their endorsement of him last week, he said in a blog post Wednesday. The group, which is part of the statewide Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), rescinded their endorsement, calling it “null and […]

Ellington files bill to forbid grand juries from hearing police cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, filed legislation Monday that would shift responsibility from a grand jury to an appellate court in cases involving a police-officer shooting death. The appellate court, instead of the grand jury, would determine if the evidence supports the need for an indictment. […]

100+ List: Part 3

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is […]

Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

BARNHART, Mo. – Jeff Roorda, a former state representative, announced Tuesday his plans to run for the Jefferson County Council. The Democrat was term-limited and made an unsuccessful bid for state senate last year, losing to Republican Paul Weiland. Roorda calls the move for county council one with bipartisan support. Roorda will attempt […]

TWMP: The Final Week, RTW, and more

Saint Louis, Mo. — Ahead of the final legislative week, House Speaker John Diehl and a panel of opinion makers gathered on This Week In Missouri Politics to discuss the year’s budget, court reform, sweeping school reform bill, and much more. Diehl joined host Scott Faughn to tout the legislature’s […]