Gov.-elect backs Graves for Missouri GOP party chairman

2 years 8 months 5 days ago Wednesday, December 14 2016 Dec 14, 2016 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:33:47 AM CST December 14, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens wants former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves to lead the Missouri Republican Party as its chairman.

Greitens announced his support for Graves late Tuesday.

While the governor-elect can endorse a slate of leadership for the state party, it's up to the Republican State Committee to vote on its next chairman. A vote is scheduled for January.

A replacement is needed because current chairman John Hancock said last month that he will step down to return to political consulting.

Graves works as a private attorney at Graves Garrett in Kansas City.

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