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Willard joins Missouri Rising as senior advisor


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Missouri Rising Action announced that Aaron Willard has joined the pro-Josh Hawley Super PAC as Senior Advisor. Willard served as the Missouri State Director for the Trump campaign in 2016.

“Claire McCaskill has spent over a dozen years in D.C. consistently siding with liberal Democratic party leadership and putting their priorities over those of average Missourians. It’s time for a conservative leader to represent the people of Missouri in the U.S. Senate and work on their behalf to advance policies focusing on job creation and reducing government overreach,” said Aaron Willard.

Missouri Rising Action is an independent Super PAC dedicated to supporting Attorney General Josh Hawley’s candidacy as he challenges incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill.

Willard is leaving his post as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Trump Administration. He previously served as Chief of Staff to Republican leaders in the Missouri Legislature including multiple Speakers of the House. Willard also has extensive campaign experience in Missouri having been campaign manager and advisor to Missouri Republican Congressional members and past Executive Director with the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee.

In December 2017, Missouri Rising Action announced that Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt joined as Honorary Chairman, and Missouri’s longtime former Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore joined the group’s Board of Directors.