JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A businesswoman from rural Missouri has been chosen as the new chairwoman of the state Republican Party.
Republicans said Saturday that they had elected Kay Hoflander to lead the party heading into the 2020 elections. She succeeds former U.S. attorney Todd Graves of Kansas City, who led the party the past two years.
Hoflander had served as vice chairwoman of the state Republican Party and is also vice president of Hoflander Ford in Higginsville. She also has been a local party chairwoman in Lafayette County.
Republicans currently hold all but one of Missouri's statewide offices and large majorities in the state Legislature.
The Republican State Committee elected Nick Myers of Joplin as vice chairman, Derrick Good of Cedar Hill as secretary and Pat Thomas of Jefferson City as treasurer.