Missouri Democratic Party elects Mike Sanders as chairman

Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 4:13 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders is the new leader of the state Democratic Party.

The Missouri Democratic State Committee unanimously elected Sanders as the party's new chairman Saturday. He had no competition for the post.

St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green was elected vice chairwoman, and Bob Levine will be the party's committeeman.

Sanders will succeed Susan Montee, the former state auditor who is running for lieutenant governor.

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