Archive for December, 2007

DED’s Brian Grace joins Sonnenschein

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

As first reported by the St. Louis Business Journal last Friday, former director of public policy and legislative affairs for the Missouri Department of Economic Development Brian Grace has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

Grace will work with Megan Werner, Kevin Gunn, Rodney Boyd and others in the firm’s Public Law & Policy Strategies Group.

Read the full release here.

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Mark Parkinson’s Event to Raise Toys for Tots

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

(Saint Charles) – Mark Parkinson, Republican Candidate for State Representative, is holding an open house on December 16, 2007 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Instead of a monetary contribution, the admission to this meet the candidate event is a toy, which will be donated to Toys for Tots. “The Christmas season is about giving and spreading hope to all. This is a great way to raise gifts for children who otherwise wouldn’t wake up to presents under their tree,” stated Parkinson.

Parkinson added, “According to Toys for Tots, last year they delivered more than 19.2 million toys to over 7.6 million children. I can’t think of a better way to introduce myself to the public, while giving children a positive memory for a lifetime.”

The open house to meet Mark Parkinson will be held at his house, located at: 3429 Indiana Avenue, Saint Charles, MO 63303.

Parkinson is the Republican candidate in the Special Election, called by the Governor, for February 5, 2008.

To view more information about Mark, visit

Jim Talent to speak at YR meeting tonight

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Jim Talent will speak to the St. Louis Area Young Republicans tonight. The meeting will take place at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters at 1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome. For more information, contact St. Louis YR President Katy Forand at katyforand {at} aol {dot} com.