Friday, August 8, 2014

Nieves to Supporters: I’m Gonna Be Rich

From: Brian Nieves

Date: August 7, 2014 at 4:18:11 PM CDT

Subject: What the Future Holds....


Thank you to so many who have asked me what I'll be doing now that I'm finishing my time in elected service....


I am, and have always been, a Business Man! I started my first business at 15 years of age and the entire ten years I was in the Navy I also operated small yet successful businesses. After my time in the Navy I owned a small marketing company that became a million plus dollar enterprise and from there I launched a Leadership Development Business. What I learned in the business world is what eventually made me feel compelled to enter the legislature. During my time in the legislature I continued to run my Leadership Development Company AND formally started my own Management Consulting Company, both have done very well and God has Blessed!


While I have been extremely honored and Blessed to have served these 12yrs in the legislature AND humbled by the fact that God has prospered the work I do in the business and political world, I have always felt somewhat torn between business and elected life! Well, guess what? God has Blessed me by releasing me from elected service for a while! I'm sure I'll be back but right now it's time for me to enjoy the fruits of my labor and the Blessings of a successful business! It's time for me to flex the entrepreneur muscles that have been somewhat held back these last 12yrs and return to the lifestyle Julie and I enjoyed before my time in the legislature! I will unapologetically make TONS of Money, build influence in the private sector, and take that little lady all over the world with me! Julie and I have traveled well during the last 12yrs but nothing like we did before the legislature and nothing like we will now! We've made decent money during my service in the legislature but nothing like we used to or will now!


Today starts a new chapter in my life and speaking of chapters...    Now I'll have time to finish my first book entitled "FIGHT FIERCELY" ... "You Can do it, it's just gonna be harder than you thought!" My publisher has been on my back about getting it done!


Thank you again to Jennifer Metcalf for helping me move back to the private sector! She will be a Great Recorder and Franklin County will be served well with her in that position.


OK, hope ya'll have a great day! I gotta go make some money cause Julie and I have some great trips scheduled!


Someone’s Polling

Someone’s in the field polling the Teacher Tenure question that will be before voters in November.  TargetPoint Research is asking favorable/unfavorable about MSTA, labor unions, and your local school district, as well as reasons that one might support the ballot initiative.


Miller: Martin Apologized

According to Time reporter Zeke Miller’s twitter feed Ed Martin “asked for forgiveness at RNC members-only breakfast this AM for Barbour war.”  See it here.


Hodges Suffers Setback

Rep. Steve Hodges lost the Democratic primary in his bid to become the City Administrator for Mississippi County.


Small Ball for Kehoe?

The transportation tax was a big loss for Sen. Mike Kehoe.  He threw a lot of political capital behind it.  He’s gone whale hunting in his first term as senator and so far has yet to bag the big one.  Does he scale down his legislative agenda next session?


Source: Luetky Looking

Second-hand gossip (as good as it gets here at MOScout)… Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer is looking at the governor’s race.  He comes home from DC every Thursday, and might just be tiring for the Washington scene.


If he jumped in, it would be a blogger’s dream 2016 because of the Republican gubernatorial nomination fight, but even more for the free-for-all that his congressional seat would likely set off… For sure entrants? Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and Sen. Mike Kehoe.


But Luetkemeyer must look closely at Kenny Hulshof’s sputtering 2008 race for lessons on the pitfalls of going from a congressional district to a statewide race.


What’s the $973K Lesson?

Is this right?  The main lesson from Missouri Club For Growth’s horrible performance: recruitment matters.  Lots of money against trustworthy incumbents who know their district can’t translate into upsets.



Frank Kartman was elected to be the 2014-2015 Missouri Energy Development Assocaition (MEDA) Board Chairman. Kartman has served as President of Missouri American Water since May 2009.  See it here.


Help Wanted

Senate seeks Legislative Analyst.  “Division of Research is seeking an analyst in a nonpartisan, fast-paced, multi-faceted legislative environment. The successful applicant will draft legislation, staff committees of the Senate, prepare legal opinions, analyze legislative proposals, and develop policy alternatives… Salary begins at $47,000, commensurate with experience.” See the ad here.


Lobbyist Registrations

From the Gate Way Group website:

Scott Penman added Fig LLC and its Affiliates.


$5K+ Contributions

Planned Parenthood Votes St. Louis - $25,000 from Planned Parenthood Votes.

Ashcroft for Missouri - $150,000 from Missouri Senate Campaign Committee.

Ashcroft for Missouri - $25,000 from Dempsey for Missouri.

Ashcroft for Missouri - $7,500 from Claudia Kehoe.

Ashcroft for Missouri - $7,500 from Citizens to Elect Mike Kehoe.

Missourians for Koster - $25,000 from Red-Card Systems LLC.

Citizens for Torpey - $10,000 from Supporters of Health Research and Treatments.

Citizens for Ron Schieber - $20,000 from Stanley Herzog.

Lewis & Clark Ozarks Mountain Forum - $15,000 from Harry Cooper.

Lewis & Clark Ozarks Mountain Forum – $25,000 from The Larson Group.

Lewis & Clark Ozarks Mountain Forum - $15,000 from Penn Enterprises Inc.


Happy Birthday

Happy birthdays to Shawn Furey (32).


Saturday: Rep. Lyndall Fraker (55), and former Rep. Brian Baker (41)


Sunday: Former Sen. Gary Nodler (64), former Rep. Jason Grill, former Cheryl Dozier (53), and Mindy Mazur.



To Rodney and Emily Boyd on the birth of their son Zachary Austin Boyd.