Tag: Missouri Republican Party

Sam Cooper elected as new executive director for MO GOP

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 […]

Layman named Finance Chairman for Missouri Republican Party

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Republican Party has appointed Jeff Layman as the next Finance Chairman. The appointment by Chairman Todd Graves was confirmed this week by the Party’s State Committee. Layman comes to the role after serving as the State Finance Chairman for Governor Eric Greitens during the […]

Republicans, Democrats predictably split on abortion special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Reactions continued to stream in Thursday regarding Gov. Eric Greitens’ decision to call a second extraordinary session in as many months. The session, which will add numerous regulations onto abortion practices and practitioners in the state of Missouri as well as preempt a St. Louis ordinance […]

Stukins named new Missouri GOP executive director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Republican Party has its new executive director. Monday afternoon, the party announced that Louisiana political operative Austin Stukins would serve in the position starting March 27 of this year. The Missouri GOP President Todd Graves said Stukins, a “real deal Cajun from New Orleans,” […]

Hancock and Prouty form new political firm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two former Missouri Republican Party leaders are taking their talents to the private sector. Former MOGOP Chairman John Hancock (pictured, featured image) and former MOGOP Executive Director Jonathon Prouty announced Wednesday the launch of Hancock & Prouty – a political research, strategy, and communications firm. Under their […]

Missouri GOP selects Todd Graves as next chairman

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Just two months after a historic election for the Missouri Republican Party, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected its new officers. The GOP swept all seven statewide elections this past November, all while retaining their supermajorities in the House and Senate – a testament to the efforts […]

Alex Zumsteg: Climbing the statehouse ladder

How one staffer found her direction in Missouri politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The name “Alex Zumsteg” may not draw a lot of recognition outside of Missouri’s political realm, but behind the scenes of the state capitol, she’s a force to be reckoned with. The Otterville native never thought a […]

Todd Graves receives widespread support to become new MO GOP chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of statewide Republican leadership, including Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, have thrown their support behind former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves for the position as chair of the party. With John Hancock leaving the post after a two-year stint as Republican party chairman, every Republican Congressman and statewide […]

Hancock not running for MRP party chair in 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After presiding over one of the most successful election cycles for Republicans in a generation, Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock announced Thursday night that he would not re-election to the position. However, Hancock said he made the decision not to run long ago, just after he was […]

Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

Missouri Democrats wake up to stark new reality ST. LOUIS – By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled […]