Missouri Democratic Party Elects Mike SandersChairman
Darlene Green Elected Vice-Chair, Bob Levine Elected DNC Committeeman
During a conference call Saturday, the Missouri Democratic State Committee unanimously elected Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders as MDP’s new Chairman. Also on the call, St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green was elected as the Party’s new Vice-Chair and Bob Levine will represent the Party as DNC Committeeman.
“I’m honored by this opportunity to ensure we elect Democrats across the state who will fight to create jobs, fight for the middle class and keep Missouri moving forward,” Sanders said. “I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work alongside our new vice-chair, Darlene Green, so Missouri Democrats have the grassroots support and resources they need to win in 2012.”
Sanders, who has developed a proven record of leadership and fundraising prowess in one of Missouri’s most influential counties, takes over as Chairman with the full support of Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Claire McCaskill.
“With Mike Sanders at the helm, the Missouri Democratic Party is strongly positioned to win races from the top of the ticket on down,” Sen. McCaskill said. “Mike’s work, as County Executive and as former Jackson County Prosecutor, has earned praise and garnered incredible respect across the state of Missouri. We’re lucky to have Mike on board and look forward to working with him toward a successful election night in November 2012.”
“Mike Sanders is one of our state’s most skilled and respected leaders,” Gov. Nixon said. “As the Jackson County Executive, Mike has a record of bringing people together to balance his budget and help businesses create jobs. And on the campaign trail, Mike has shown himself to be a relentless candidate who knows how to win tough races. His record of accomplishment, both in public office and on the campaign trail, make him the clear choice to lead the Missouri Democratic Party in 2012.”
“I’m truly looking forward to working with Mike to ensure that all Missouri Democrats have a voice within the party,” Green said. “We have a lot of work to get done in order to be successful and I’m honored to be a part of such a great team that knows how to win elections and fight for the values we all hold dear.”
Also on Saturday morning, the State Committee approved its delegate selection plan, voting to respect Missouri state law and move forward as planned with the state-run primary. MDP will file a waiver request with the Democratic National Committee to avoid any sanctions.
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