Kirby to Galloway
David Kirby, who served as Claire McCaskill’s campaign manager, is joining the State Auditor’s office. He starts January 14, and will be serving as “senior counsel.”
Before McCaskill’s campaign, Kirby worked at Lewis Rice for few years, and before that he was with the Attorney General’s office.
Monroe to Ameren?
Less official, but from a source that is very credible, I’m told that Zach Monroe will be joining Ameren to work on legislative affairs. Monroe has served as chief of staff to Sen. Jeanie Riddle for the past four years. Before that he staffed her during her state representative tenure.
Wilson to PubDefs
On Facebook Joe Wilson writes… “I’ve worked in politics/campaigning/public policy since 2010, with a few years devoted to law school in there. Today, I will be starting work with the Missouri Public Defender System in their Clayton Office. This represents a pretty big change for me professionally but I am incredibly excited to continue working for a more just and equitable world. If you spot me suited up in Clayton feel free to wave and say hey…”
CLEAN = Buzzkill
Victory Enterprises is hosting a “reception in celebration of 2018” featuring special guests (and clients) Republican legislative leaders Pro Tem Dave Schatz and Speaker Elijah Haahr. The event will be at their office 310 Monroe from 4-5:30PM. But the invite comes with the note: “due to the uncertainty following the passage of Clean Missouri, no food or beverages will be served. We hope to see you there!”
One building denizen moans… “Who in the hell every heard of a celebration without any food or beverages! Anarchy just anarchy…”
Other Events Tonight
· Dr. Bob Onder's Birthday Party… “Join us in celebrating his 57th Birthday!... The Grand Café… 4-5:30 PM”
· House Democrats’ Pre-Session Reception, hosted by the HCA MO Good Government Fund, benefiting the Missouri House Victory Committee at The Office of Nicklas Lobby (Above the Millbottom / Red Wheel Bike Shop)… 6 PM to 8 PM…
Razer Files January Quarter
Rep. Greg Razer filed his latest campaign finance numbers ahead of the January 15 deadline. Razer raised another $17K. That gives him a solid beginning with $42K in the bank as he eyes the Senate 7 (Holsman termed) race in 2020. It’s a safe Democratic seat so getting an early start could narrow the field.
Jami Gets Endorsement
Sen. Jamilah Nasheed won the endorsement of City Treasurer Tishaura Jones in her quest to become the next St. Louis City President of the Board of Aldermen.
The primary election is just two months away. Nasheed faces incumbent President Lewis Reed and Alderwoman Megan Green.
What It Means
It’s a big endorsement for Nasheed because it potentially cuts into both of her competitors’ strengths. Jones is popular with progressives which would more naturally be Green’s base, and it has the potential to draw even more African American votes which should be Reed’s base.
Shetova Hayes filed an initiative petition that would require repeat offenders of dangerous felonies to served at least 85% of their court sentence. See it here.
Aaron Baker added The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter.
Jean Paul Bradshaw, Heath Clarkston, Harry Gallagher, Kurt Schaefer, and Doug Nelson added Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.
Kyna Iman added Missouri Association Of Health Underwriters, Conservation Federation Of Missouri, and International Interior Design Association (IIDA); and deleted Mid-america Retail Food Joint Labor Management Committee, Missouri Coalition For Interior Designers, and Renew Missouri
Ryan Rowden added The Rowden Group.
Mike Gibbons and Tricia Workman deleted Missouri Primary Care Association.
L.P. Hamilton deleted Lexington Law, and Progrexion ASG.
Kurt Schaefer and Doug Nelson deleted We Shoehigh, LLC On Behalf Of Expedia/home Away, and We Shoehigh, LLC On Behalf Of Microsoft
Kurt Schaefer deleted Welltok Inc.
Heath Clarkston, Harry Gallagher, Doug Nelson and Kurt Schaefer deleted Association of Global Automakers Inc.
Heath Clarkston, Doug Nelson and Kurt Schaefer deleted MCM Company Inc.
Greg Yielding deleted Missouri Rice Council.
Rodney Boyd, Katherine Casas, Brian Grace and Kelvin Simmons deleted Gold Rush Gaming.
Happy birthdays to Sen. Mike Cunningham, and Janson Thomas.