Elizabeth Zerr named Missouri Democratic Party political director


Will lead organization’s new focus on candidate recruitment

St. Charles native Elizabeth Zerr has been named political director for the Missouri Democratic Party, a position created to lead the organization’s new focus on candidate recruitment throughout the state.

Zerr, the niece of former State Representative Anne Zerr (R-St. Charles), a longtime champion of working families, will work with grassroots organizations, elected officials and others to lead candidate recruitment efforts throughout the state and coordinate training for the party.

“The Missouri Democratic Party is very excited to welcome Elizabeth to our team,” said party Chairman Stephen Webber. “She has a wealth of talent and experience that will be a key asset as we continue to strengthen the party by working hard to match the unprecedented levels of grassroots enthusiasm around the state.”

Zerr previously served as the legislative director for Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, playing a key role in the passage of multiple pieces of legislation, while also monitoring policy developments at the local, state and federal levels. Zerr also worked as deputy finance director for Kander’s successful campaign for Secretary of State in 2012.


The party has also launched Run@MissouriDems.org, an email address to serve as a central point of contact and information resource for Democratic candidates and people considering running for office in Missouri on the Democratic ticket. 

The party is working hard to harness the enlivened activism and grassroots enthusiasm that have emerged in response to the anti-worker agenda Republicans are pursuing in Jefferson City and Washington, including passage in Missouri of so-called “right-to-work,” a ban on Project Labor Agreements and attacks on prevailing wage.

If you’re considering a run for office, or want to learn more, email Run@MissouriDems.org.

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