September Meeting Of The Club Brings Quinn To Moberly

September 13, 2011


Bob Quinn, Executive Director of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare

The September meeting of the Randolph County Democratic Club will be held at Nelly’s in Moberly on Thursday, September 15. Social time begins at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:30 and meeting/program beginning about 7:00 p.m. Hosts for the evening are Bill and Kay Campbell, with reservations requested by noon on September 14 to 660-277-4632 or 660-456-7146.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Bob Quinn, current Executive Director of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare. MASW is an organization that does research, educates the public, leads coalitions, advocates to opinion leaders and policymakers on behalf of the welfare of ALL people in Missouri. He will share information about proposed ballot initiatives regarding the “Unfair Tax” or “Mega Tax” which would adversely affect not only our state, but also local and county governments.

Bob has bee a regular presence in the State Capitol for a quarter-century, having served in the Missouri House of Representatives, in the executive branch under Gov. Mel Carnahan and Gov. Bob Holden, and as a lobbyist and advocate for progressive causes, including the Missouri National Education Association and, since 2006, MASW. Bob amplifies the reach of MASW’s resources by representing MASW on the governing boards of several key coalitions.

Bob has served as Vice Chair of the Board of the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, Secretary of the Board of the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund, and recently completed a term on the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocate Board. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of Missourians for Tax Justice.

Born and raised in north St. Louis County, Quinn has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and served on the Ferguson P & Z Commission and City Council before being elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1986. While in the House he chaired the Elections Committee and Congressional Redistricting Committee. He served Gov. Mel Carnahan as Legislative Liaison for the Department of Mental Health (1993), Legislative Director for the Missouri National Education Association (1994-2000), and Executive Director of the Missouri Public Service Commission during Gov. Bob Holden’s administration. Mr. Quinn and his wife and two teenagers live in Jefferson City.


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