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Press Release - Edwards Continues To Build Support In Missouri

July 27, 2007

St. Louis, Missouri – Today, as Senator John Edwards visits St. Louis to participate in the National Urban League's Candidate Forum, the John Edwards for President campaign announced that 19 leading Missouri Democrats from all areas of the state, including State Senator Tim Green; Julie Gibson, a leading political operative and the former chief of staff to Governor Bob Holden; and St. Louis City Committeeman Claude Brown, are endorsing Edwards for president. These new endorsers join the more than a dozen leading Missouri Democrats whose support has already been made public.

Gibson said, "I am proud to support John Edwards for President because Missourians know how important it is to have a Democratic nominee who can carry our state – and John can do it."

The Democrats endorsing Edwards for president are:

St. Louis City Committeeman Claude Brown

Julie Gibson, former Chief of Staff to Governor Bob Holden

State Senator Tim Green

St. Louis American Editor Alvin Reid

Stoddard County Democratic Committee Treasurer Dennis Gregory

Wright County Democratic Committee Chair Gary Hall

Pettis County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Wanda Monsees

Camden County Democratic Committee Chair Rick Pope

Benton County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Mike Potter

Jasper County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Betty Seeley

Jasper County Democratic Committee Chair Earl Roger Seeley

Knox County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Sharon Bradley

Adair County Democratic Committee Chair Jerry Caldwell

Marion County Democratic Committee Chair Joyce Kesner

Texas County Democratic Committee Vice Chairperson Janis Mayberry

Dade County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Harlin Stump

Shelby County Democratic Committee Secretary Harold Beach

Hickory County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Gerda Fitts

Saline County Democratic Committee Chair Susan Hunter

Previously Announced Edwards Supporters:

Former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell

State Senator Wes Shoemeyer

State Representative Connie Johnson, Minority Whip

State Representative Ed Wildberger, Minority Caucus Chair

State Representative John Burnett

State Representative Curt Dougherty

State Representative Michael Frame

State Representative Jeff Roorda

State Representative Ray Salva

State Representative Tom Shively

State Representative Mike Talboy

State Representative Terry Young

St. Louis Alderman Stephen Gregali

John Edwards, Press Release - Edwards Continues To Build Support In Missouri Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/293902

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