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Statement from Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple on the passing of former Missouri Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale

Jefferson City, MO – “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Governor Joe Teasdale,” said Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple. “We extend our condolences to his family and thank them for sharing him with Missouri.”

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to Keynote Missouri Democratic Party’s 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) today announced the keynote speaker for their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is Assistant U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis.

Missouri Democratic Party Announces New Executive Director and Director of Campaigns

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple today announced the appointment of Crystal Brinkley as the new executive director and Kristen Self as director of campaigns. Both will take over their new positions effective April 28.

“We are pleased to announce Crystal Brinkley as the Party’s new executive director and Kristen Self as the new director of campaigns,” Chairman Temple said. “I am thrilled to be building our team’s capacity with two talented professionals who are committed to the Democratic Party’s mission of improving the lives of Missouri families.”

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Washington, DC – Following President Obama’s State of the Union Address, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“With tonight’s speech, President Obama has put forth a Democratic vision for a United States that is defined by opportunity, action and optimism. President Obama made clear that he hopes to work with Congress to get things done in a bipartisan way, but will also use other tools and partners to ensure action and the meaningful changes that will help more Americans gain access to the middle class.

Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Ike Skelton

“He was a Missourian, a statesman and a champion of a strong and sensible national defense. And above all, he was a gentleman. His love of and faith in America was unshakable and his support for the U.S. military was second to none. This is a loss for Missouri and the nation. We extend our sincerest sympathy to his family.”

Missouri Democratic Party calls on Republican US House Members to Give Up Employer Contribution

Chairman Roy Temple: "If our Republican House members feel so strongly that this is some kind of special treatment, then they should volu

Roy Temple Elected Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party

 After his selection, newly-elected Chair Roy Temple released the following statement:

 “It is an honor to be elected Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. I congratulate Mike Sanders on his enormously successful tenure as chair and look forward to working with Missourians from across our state to build on his accomplishments.” said Missouri Democratic Chairman Roy Temple.

Missouri Democratic Party Statement on State Fair Incident


Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders issued the following statement Sunday: