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Governor-elect Matt Blunt Announces his Joint Chief of Staff.

December 7, 2004
By: Jade Mingus
State Capital Bureau

Governor-elect Matt Blunt announced five additions to his gubernatorial staff today.

Jade Mingus has more about Blunt's choice for chief of staff.

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Governor-elect Matt Blunt named Springfield, Mo., native Ken McClure as his chief of staff.

McClure is currently serving as Transition Director for Blunt.

Blunt says the chief of staff position is a demanding job considering the changes he wants to make.

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"In state government one of the most challenging and difficult jobs regardless of the times and regardless of what were trying to accomplish is to serve as Governor's chief of staff and today I'm pleased to announce Ken McClure."

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Among Blunt's other appointments were Rob Monsees as the deputy chief of staff for policy and John Russell as the deputy chief of staff for administration.

McClure has 23 years of state government experience and has served as Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman.

From Jefferson City, I'm Jade Mingus.

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Governor-elect Matt Blunt named his chief of staff today (Tuesday) along with four other additions to the Governor's office.

Jade Mingus has more from Jefferson City.

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Governor-elect Matt Blunt named Ken McClure his chief of staff.

McClure is currently serving as Blunt campaign Transition Director.

Blunt says the chief of staff position will be a challenge for McClure.

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"It will be a demanding job anytime and under any circumstances certainly in the next four years. It will be a demanding task with everything we want to accomlish within state governments within the legislature and shape public policy to make Missouri a better place."

McClure has 23 years of state-government experience, and has served as the Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman.

Blunt also named John Russell as the deputy chief of staff for administration, and Rob Monsees as the deputy chief of staff for policy.

From Jefferson City, I'm Jade Mingus.