Missouri GOP Chairman Ed Martin announced this morning that the Republican Party has hired Shane Schoeller to serve as the new Executive Director of the State Party. Schoeller was selected after a nationwide search, which included more than 45 applicants from around the country.
“I’m excited that Shane will be joining the Missouri Republican Party team,” said Ed Martin. “Shane is a passionate and articulate messenger for the Republican Party. He knows politics and understands the state, and he will bring to the Party an invaluable knowledge of the General Assembly. With Shane’s leadership, I am confident that we will achieve success in 2014 and beyond.”
Earlier this month, Schoeller penned an op-ed in the Missouri Times discussing the Republican Party’s path forward (read it here).
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Chairman Ed Martin, our elected Republicans and grassroots activists across our great state to lead the Republican Party forward,” said Schoeller. “We must effectively communicate to all Missourians that our best days are ahead by electing Republicans committed to economic growth and prosperity for our state, and our nation. Together, we can build on our historic veto-proof majorities in the Missouri General Assembly, retain our clear majority in our federal congressional delegation, and restore Republican leadership in Missouri's statewide offices.”
Schoeller, the Republican nominee for Secretary of State in 2012, brings grassroots, political, and elective experience to the Missouri GOP.
Schoeller served three terms in the Missouri General Assembly, including two years as Speaker Pro Tem of the Missouri House of Representatives. In addition to his experience as an elected official, Shoeller has also served as a field representative for Senators Ashcroft and Bond. Later he became a legislative assistant to then-Congressman Roy Blunt and chief administrative aide to Secretary of State Matt Blunt.