Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Knodell joins Missouri GOP as political director

Former House Republican Campaign Committee executive director Robert Knodell is moving over to the Missouri Republican Party. From the news release:

Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, announced today that Robert Knodell will join the MOGOP as Political Director. Knodell will be in charge of legislative outreach and grassroots organization throughout the state as we build upon our 2010 victories at the federal, state, and local levels and move forward into the 2012 election cycle.

Knodell, a Poplar Bluff native and graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, has spent the last four years as Executive Director of the House Republican Campaign Committee. During his time at the HRCC, Republicans have made historic gains in the State House. Thanks to strong candidate recruitment and outstanding campaigns, the GOP now holds an unprecedented 106-57 majority in that chamber.

Prior to his service at the HRCC, Knodell served as Chief of Staff to Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden and Budget and Policy Advisor to Missouri House Budget Chair Allen Icet, among other positions.

“Robert Knodell brings nearly two decades worth of experience in Missouri politics to the Republican Party,” said Lloyd Smith. “Robert is one of the brightest political minds in Missouri politics—and the GOP will benefit from his wealth of campaign, legislative, and policy experience. He will play a vital role in strengthening our party apparatus in preparation for what promises to be a competitive election cycle.”

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