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MOGOP Elects Ed Martin as New Chairman

JEFFERSON CITY –– The Missouri Republican State Committee voted on Satuday, Jan. 5 to elect Ed Martin as Chairman.

“Todays competition was the sign of a vibrant and mature Party.  Our success in electing Republicans across the state in widening the tent has created an influx of new ideas and energy, but it’s clear that there is still work yet to be done,” said Chairman Ed Martin. “I look forward to working with the members of the state committee, our volunteers, activists, and donors as we take our conservative message to Missourians from across the state and from all walks of life.  Working together, I know we will protect what we have built and strengthen our Party in preparation for 2014 and beyond.”

Martin brings a long history of service to Missouri and the Republican Party.  He has served as Chief of Staff to Governor Matt Blunt and Chairman of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners.  In 2010, he took on Russ Carnahan in a race that was never supposed to be competitive, but thanks to his hard work, he came within a handful of votes of victory.

And, in 2012, he was the Republican nominee for Attorney General.

Other members of the MOGOP leadership, elected at the meeting, are Trish Vincent, Vice-Chair, Pat Thomas, Secretary, and Richard Peerson, Treasurer.