November 13, 2015 

Hillary for America Announces Two More Leadership Councils: Missouri and Vermont

Hillary for America launched two more of its state Leadership Councils today – one in Missouri and one in Vermont. The Leadership Councils will focus on helping Hillary Clinton win the Vermont and Missouri primaries on March 1st and 15th, respectively.
·         The Missouri Leadership Council includes over 60 top Missouri officials like Governor Jay Nixon, Senator Claire McCaskill and U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver and Lacy Clay, as well as nearly every State Senate Democrat and two-thirds of State House Democrats.
·         The Vermont Leadership Council includes over two dozen top officials like Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Peter Shumlin, former Governor Howard Dean and former Governor Madeleine Kunin, among many others.
Many of the Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to raising wages for the middle class, building upon the Affordable Care Act by reducing prescription drug costs, reforming the criminal justice system and making college more affordable. You can learn more about Clinton’s agenda at
The Missouri and Vermont Leadership Councils serve as the in-state leadership for the campaign, amplifying the campaign’s national voice to Missouri and Vermont families and aiding the campaign with rapid response, organization building, grassroots organizing events, recruiting volunteer leaders, and identifying leaders for Get Out The Vote activities.
“Over three years ago, on a humanitarian trip to Haiti, I encouraged Secretary Clinton to run for President in 2016 and pledged my support,” said Senator Patrick Leahy. “The American people will have a stark choice on the direction of the country next November.  Secretary Clinton’s experience, leadership and commitment to issues vital to working Americans will keep our nation on the right path."
"Hillary Clinton is exactly the kind of tough, proven and principled leader we need to continue building a stronger and more prosperous future for all Americans," said Governor Jay Nixon. "Throughout her career, Hillary has brought people together to get things done -- while never hesitating to stand up and fight for what she believes. Hillary will be a tenacious champion for families in the White House, and I'm proud to join the many Missourians all across the state who are supporting her growing campaign."

 “Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s clear in my mind that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States,” said Former Governor Madeleine Kunin. “Her experience in foreign policy, as a senator, and as First Lady have provided her with the set of experiences needed to be ready on day 1. I’ve always wanted to live to see a woman raise her right hand and take the oath to become president of the United States, and I’m proud to be on Clinton’s Vermont team that will help her do just that.”
“Hillary Clinton is far and above the most qualified candidate to become President, having worked long and tirelessly on our behalf,” said Former Vermont Democratic Party Chair Judy Bevans. “Whether seeking diplomatic solutions to world problems, helping to strengthen the middle class, or working for women's rights around the globe and at home, she has more than proven that she cares deeply about our country, our shared values and our lives. I am proud to stand with her in support of her candidacy and I am committed to engaging and mobilizing her supporters.”
“From day one of her campaign, Hillary has been detailing a substantive policy agenda that addresses how Missourians will afford college, retire and still pay their health bills, and ensure there are more good-paying jobs,” said Senator Claire McCaskill. “Hillary Clinton is tested, and has a resume of accomplishments in every important job she’s had. I’m honored to help build her grassroots organization in Missouri, and ensure she’s elected our next President.”
“No one will fight harder to raise Missourians’ incomes, make college more affordable, or reform our criminal justice system then Hillary Clinton will as our next president,” said Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City, Former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. “I’m ready to do whatever I can to aid Clinton’s efforts in Missouri, and ensure we elect our first female president.”
The campaign has previously announced Leadership Councils in Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Over the course of the campaign, the Leadership councils will continue to expand.
Joining the Hillary for Missouri Leadership Council today:
Governor Jay Nixon        
US Senator Claire McCaskill     
Attorney General Chris Koster      
Auditor Nicole Galloway     
Secretary of State Jason Kander   
US Representative Emanuel Cleaver, Former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus 
US Representative Lacy Clay   
Senator S. Kiki Curls     
Senator Scott Sifton
Senator Jamilah Nasheed 
Senator Jason Holsman 
Senator  Gina Walsh       
Senator Jill Schupp   
Senator Joseph Keaveny
Representative Joe Adams
Representative Lauren Arthur
Representative Bob Burns
Representative Michael Colona
Representative Pat Conway
Representative Randy Dunn
Representative Rochelle Gray
Representative Alan Green
Representative Jake Hummel
Representative Kip Kendrick
Representative Michele Kratky
Representative Jeremy LaFaver
Representative Karla May
Representative Gail McCann Beatty
Representative Tracy McCreery
Representative Tommie McDonald
Representative-Elect DaRon McGee
Representative Margo McNeil
Representative Bonnaye Mims
Representative Gina Mitten
Representative Judy Morgan
Representative Stacey Newman
Representative Mary Nichols
Representative Bill Otto
Representative Sharon Pace
Representative Josh Peters
Representative Tommie Pierson
Representative John Rizzo
Representative Joseph Runions
Representative Penny Hubbard  
Kansas City Mayor Sly James       
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger 
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay    
St. Louis Comptroller  Darlene Green
St. Louis President of Board of Alderman Lewis Reed     
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders    
Former Governor Bob Holden      
Former US Senator Jean Carnahan 
Former Secretary of State Robin Carnahan 
Former US Representative Dick Gephardt 
Former US Representative Russ Carnahan
Widow of Former Senator Tom Eagleton Barbara Eagleton 
DNC Member Brian Wahby
DNC Member Doug Brooks
DNC Member Sandy Querry
DNC Member Melba Curls
Joining the Hillary for Vermont Leadership Council today:
Senator Patrick Leahy
Governor Peter Shumlin
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Montpelier Mayor John Hollar
Former Governor and Chairman of the DNC Howard Dean
Former Governor and Ambassador Madeleine Kunin
State Representative Maxine Grad
State Representative Sarah Buxton
Community Leader: Carolyn Dwyer
Community Leader and Former Chief of Staff to Governor Shumlin Bill Lofy
Community Leader and Former Chief of Staff to Governor Kunin Elizabeth Bankowski
DNC Member Billi Gosh
Former State Party Chair Judy Bevans
Former CFO, Executive Office of President Obama Allyson Laackman
Small Business Owner and Town of Stowe Selectwoman Lisa Hagerty
Burton, Owner and President Donna Carpenter
Community Leader Sarah Muyskens
Community Leader Nancy Richardson
Community Leader Marie Kireker
Community Leader Michael Green
Former DNC Finance Chair Jane Stetson
Environmental consultant and film producer Bill Stetson
Community Leader Denise Shekerjian
Community Leader Michael Metz
Community Leader Phyllis Forbes
For Immediate Release, November 13, 2015