Missouri Republican Party
The Missouri Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in the U.S. state of Missouri. The party Chairman is Kay Hoflander since 2019. The previous Chairman Todd Graves, brother of Missouri congressman Sam Graves served from 2017 to 2019. Graves was unanimously elected to the position on January 7, 2017.
Other Missouri GOP leadership
- Kay Hoflander, Chair
- Nick Myers, Vice Chair
- Derrick Good, Secretary
- Pat Thomas, Treasurer
- Jean Evans, Executive Director
Current Republican officeholders
Members of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
- Ann Wagner, 2nd District
- Blaine Luetkemeyer, 3rd District
- Vicky Hartzler, 4th District
- Sam Graves, 6th District
- Billy Long, 7th District
- Jason T. Smith, 8th District
- Governor: Mike Parson
- Lieutenant Governor: Mike Kehoe
- Attorney General: Eric Schmitt
- Secretary of State: Jay Ashcroft
- State Treasurer: Scott Fitzpatrick
Missouri has been known to be a bellwether state, meaning that it has voted for the winning presidential candidate in all but three elections since 1904. The vote of Missouri can be swayed either way and historically, no party has had a strong grasp on the state. Despite this, the Republican Party has recently become more successful on the national level for Missouri, as the state voted for the Republican presidential candidate in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 elections.
After Missouri governor Eric Greitens was indicted by a grand jury for felony invasion of privacy charges related to an extra martial affair as well as his alleged threat to release compromising photos if the woman involved revealed the affair to anyone, the Missouri GOP’s executive director claimed that the case against Greitens was a “political hit job” orchestrated by George Soros.
- Delk, Josh (23 February 2018). “Missouri GOP suggests George Soros is behind indictment of governor”.