Missouri Governor Jay Nixon enjoyed a friendly visit to his home turf in Jefferson County yesterday while stumping for two Democrats running for state office -- including former cop and and current State Representative Jeff Roorda.
Danny Wicentowski Governor Jay Nixon stopped by House Springs yesterday to campaign for Jeffrey Roorda, an outspoken police supporter running for State Senate.
Roorda is running for a seat in the state senate, and he's leaning heavily on his record as a defender of law enforcement to get there. He currently serves as the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, where he also helps oversee Shield of Hope, the charity behind the recently-deactivated GoFundMe campaign for Ferguson cop Darren Wilson.
"You've seen a lot of leaders go through that Senate seat. It's been a voice in the Missouri Senate, for working people, for education, to make sure that folks follow the rule of law. Jeff Roorda fits right in there," said Nixon, addressing a modest crowd gathered at Roorda's campaign headquarters in House Springs, some 30 miles southwest of St. Louis.More »