The Greene County Democratic Central Committee has elected Art Kessler as its new chair.
Kessler replaces Craig Hosmer, who has been chosen by Governor Jay Nixon to chair the state party.
Kessler is the President of Carpenters’ 978 and has been a member of that union for over 30 years. He also sits on the board of the Boys and Girls Club and United Way of the Ozarks. Art and his wife Pam have two daughters and four grandchildren, according to a release.
"It’s truly a humbling experience to be elected by my fellow Democrats to serve as chair," Kessler said. "During the past four years, under Craig Hosmer’s leadership, we have hired a full-time Executive Director and purchased a building for our headquarters. I look forward to building on that foundation and working to elect more Democrats locally and statewide.”
Not knowing Kessler, I asked a local Democrat for his reaction. "Snore," he replied.
Asked him to elaborate, he added: "He makes Craig Hosmer look like Amy Winehouse."