missouri house democrats

7:47 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Mo. House Democrats change leadership

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Missouri House Democrats have shuffled several of their leadership positions.

Chris Kelly, of Columbia, was elected yesterday as caucus chairman to replace Steve Webb, of Florissant. Webb resigned his House seat last month while facing criminal charges. Kelly had been the caucus vice chairman and served 12 years in the House during the 1980s and 1990s. He also has served in the House since 2009.

The Democrats' new caucus vice chairwoman will be Gina Mitten, of St. Louis. She was elected to the state House in 2012.

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4:11 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

House Rep. LaFaver does not plan to contest drug charges

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A Missouri House member charged in August with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia says he doesn't plan to contest the allegations.

Democrat Jeremy LaFaver, of Kansas City, told the Columbia Daily Tribune in a statement Wednesday he publicly admitted his guilt when he was arrested. He's scheduled to appear before a Boone County judge on Friday.

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12:12 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

House Rep. LaFaver arrested for marijuana possession

LaFaver's district includes the Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City
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  State Representative Jeremy LaFaver was arrested Sunday in Boone County for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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