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We just received word that outgoing State Auditor Susan Montee was elected chair of the Missouri Democratic Party today.

Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 115

Election Authorities and Conduct of Elections

Section 115.623

State committee to meet and organize, when.

115.623. The members of the state committee elected as provided in section 115.621 shall meet at a time and place to be designated by the current state committee chairman. The meeting shall occur no earlier than two weeks following the election of members to the state committee. At the meeting, the committee shall organize by electing a chairman and a vice chairman, one of whom shall be a woman, and a secretary and a treasurer, one of whom shall be a woman, and who may or may not be members of the committee. In the event a vacancy shall occur in the office of chairman, a vacancy shall also be declared in the office of vice chairman and a new election shall be held for filling the vacancies of both chairman and vice chairman, one of whom shall be a woman.

(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 14.045, A.L. 1983 S.B. 234, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1471, et al., A.L. 1994 S.B. 650)

Effective 1-1-95

Update:

Susan Montee via Twitter:

I would like to thank the members of the Missouri Democratic Party State Committee today. I am honored to serve as your new Party Chair.     about 1 hour ago  via web  

I look forward to working with all Missouri Democrats as we move ahead towards the 2012 election cycle!     about 1 hour ago  via web