Missouri’s new governor is adding some familiar statehouse faces to his growing team, including a lobbyist and a lawyer who both previously worked in the state Senate.
Gov. Eric Greitens, who won his first bid for office in November after casting himself as a political outsider, has been tight-lipped about many of his hires in recent weeks. But records show he is stocking his new administration with staffers closely linked to the capital city’s inner workings.
Lobbyist registration records filed in the past week show Brad Green, former lobbyist for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, joined Greitens’ legislative team and will serve as a liaison between Greitens and the General Assembly.
Greitens also hired Todd Scott, who had served as the top attorney for the Senate Republicans.
For now, there is no word on a number of higher profile agency hires Greitens is expected to make in the coming weeks. Top positions still unfilled include his pick for the Department of Revenue and agencies that oversee social services.
Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch