Graves elected as Missouri's new GOP chairman

     (AP) – Former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves is the new chairman

of the Missouri Republican Party.

     The Missouri Republican State Committee elected Graves on Saturday as the

party’s new statewide chief. Graves has served as western Missouri’s top federal

prosecutor and lately has been an attorney with the Kansas City, Missouri, law

firm Graves Garrett.

     Graves, who was endorsed by Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, succeeds John Hancock,

who announced in November said that he will step down to return to political


     The committee also elected Kay Hoflander as party vice chairwoman, Nick Myers

as secretary and Pat Thomas as treasurer.


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