Friday, October 30, 2015

Hoskins Nailing Down Senate 21

Rep. Denny Hoskins continues to grab key endorsements in his race to replace termed Sen. David Pearce in the Senate21. Hoskins has now secured the endorsement of every sitting state representative that has a portion or all of the district: Glen Kolkmeyer (Lafayette, Johnson), Dean Dohrman (Johnson and Saline), Joe Don McGaugh (Ray and Carroll), Dave Muntzel (Saline and Howard), Mike Lair (Livingston), Jim Neely (Caldwell), Nathan Beard (Johnson) and Chuck Basye (Howard). Pearce’s fundraiser, Donna English, is a part of the Hoskins team and Aaron Baker is serving as campaign manager – his fourth straight election cycle doing so in that district.


Colona for Merideth?

Termed Rep. Mike Colona is on the host committee for a candidate to replace him in House 80.  Here’s the invite to the Peter Merideth event.

Please Join State Representative Mike Colona, Alderman Steve Conway, State Senator Scott Sifton, and James Holloran

And Our Hosts Chris Adelman-Adler, Craig Biesterfeld, Paul Brown, Kevin Buchek, Thomas Clark, Amy Collignon Gunn, Ted and Deborah Dearing, Jim Faul, Gary Feder, Geoffrey Gerber, Barbara Gilchrist, Anthony Grice, Joyce Herleth, Caroline Hermeling, Lawrence Johnson, Jason Kempf, Javad Khazaeli, Marc and Prudence Kramer, Clayton Kuhn, JM LeCointre, Nathan Livingston, Fredrick Ludwig, Alan and Annette Mandel, Danielle Mangogna, Greg Minana, Amy Merideth, Jennifer Patterson, Matthew Perlow, Keith Price, Paul Rauschenbach, David Richardson, Joseph Robbins, Pete Salsich III, Jerry Schlicter, Guy Schmitz, David Semmelmayer, Greg Smith, Roger Walker, and James Wyrsch

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m, at John D. McGurks.

Running against Merideth are political consultant Ben Murray, and Rob Stelzer, the son of a committeeman.


Women for Hanaway

Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway will start an “RV tour” next week.

The press release: Hanaway will being traveling in a RV, named "Tiger One", to meet voters in homes, coffee shops and gun shops across the state. The tour begins on November 3rd and  concludes November 14th….  Hanaway's tour will begin with a kick-off event in St. Louis followed by stops across Missouri for two weeks. During the tour's duration, Hanaway will release new policy proposals. These proposals will include increasing protections for the innocent unborn, bolstering Missouri's agriculture economy, and expanding Second Amendment rights for law-abiding Missourians. The first event of the tour will feature the kick-off of a new coalition called Women for Hanaway in St. Louis at 9:30AM hosted by State Representative Sue Allen, State Representative Marsha Haefner, State Representative Cloria Brown and Jennifer Meyer. The event will take place at the Hearth Room…


Bits from Governing Magazine

The disconnect between federal law and state law on marijuana.  See it here.

Kansas’ tax cuts undermining supply side doctrine?  See it here.

How much school funding is enough funding?  See it here.

Smith on Ryan

Congressman Jason Smith’s statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s election: “Today I cast my vote in support of Paul Ryan as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Paul is someone with deep Midwestern roots and values, and his election as Speaker represents a new direction for House Republicans; a new direction for America.  Paul Ryan is my Chairman on the House Ways & Means Committee and I am glad that he will now Chair the people’s House… Paul knows that the best way to develop legislation is to bring as many people as possible into the room. In order to get the best policy for this country and the best Speaker for the Midwest…”


Today’s Events

Powered by Mary Scruggs’ indispensable events calendar:

Rep. Brandon Ellington Costume Reception – 2100 Grand Ave. – 6PM.


Lobbyists Registration

William Shoehigh added IGT and its affiliates; and deleted Gtech Coporation.

Jerry Dowell added Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Andy Arnold added J&J Ventures of Missouri LLC.


$5K+ Contributions

Koster for Missouri - $10,000 from Icon Mechanical Contractor LLC.

Friends of Rory Rowland - $6,825 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Friends of Sue Meredith - $5,001 from CHIPP Political Account.



Happy birthdays to Rep. Mark Parkinson, Kyna Iman, Jessica Podhola, and Vince Schoemehl.

Saturday: Former Rep. Paul Quinn.



To Drue Duncan on the passing of his father.

Daniel W. Dan Duncan, 87, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Cameron, Mo. He was born July 3, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo.

Dan married Inez Windmeyer, daughter of the late Martin and Nellie Windmeyer, of

Highland, Kan., on June 1, 1957.

Dan moved with his parents to St. Joseph, where the family established the Iowa-Missouri Walnut Company. He held various executive roles at the company throughout his 40 year career.

Mr. Duncan graduated from Central High School, in St. Joseph, and attended the University of West Virginia and the University of Missouri, where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Forestry. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Battalion Liaison Officer, earning the Army Occupation Medal in Germany after World War II.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing and being active in the St. Joseph community. Mr. Duncan was appointed by Governor Kit Bond to the Missouri Highway Commission in 1973. He was a former president of the St. Joseph Country Club, former Chairman of the Kansas City Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, and former member of the Benton Club and Kansas City River Club. He was an active parishioner and volunteer at the St. Joseph Cathedral.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1PM Friday, at the St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church.

Interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated, and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Joseph Cathedral.