Ex-Missouri Sen. Dempsey joins Gate Way Group lobbying firm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's former top senator has taken a new job with a St. Louis-based lobbying firm.
The Gate Way Group said Wednesday former Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey would serve as its director of business development. He would oversee efforts to expand the group's government affairs work to other states and the federal government.
Dempsey, a Republican from St. Charles, resigned Friday after serving for about 15 years in the Missouri House and Senate. He had said only that he was returning to the private sector.
The Gate Way Group said Dempsey wouldn't lobby members of the Missouri Legislature but would help shape advocacy campaigns in other states.
The company's various clients include conservative activist Rex Sinquefield, a retired investment executive who was Missouri's largest political donor.