University of Missouri Flagship Council Political Action Committee
About the PAC
The University of Missouri Flagship Council Political Action Committee was formed to support elected officials who support Mizzou, our flagship university, and public higher education in the state of Missouri. The PAC is governed by a board of directors separate from the Flagship Council Board. Both boards meet periodically throughout the year. Money for the PAC is provided by dues paying members who designate a percentage of their contribution for the PAC. Primarily during election years, the PAC Board meets and approves donations to candidates running for the General Assembly.
During the 2016 election cycle, the PAC Board voted to make contributions to a total of 23 candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, in Senate and House races for the November General Election. The decision on which candidates to support was based on the members of the General Assembly who have demonstrated not only their support for higher education, but who understand and appreciate the value of our flagship institution to the state of Missouri. Contributions from our membership in support of the PAC is a contributing factor in our success.
During the legislative session, the PAC hosts legislative breakfasts at the State Capitol that provide MFC members with an opportunity to interact with their hometown representatives and senators. Other special events include partnering with the Mizzou Alumni Association’s Legislative Network Committee to serve Tiger Stripe ice cream to elected officials and their staff at the end of session to say thank you.
PAC leadership for 2019
David Shorr – Chair
Dave Griggs – 1st Vice Chair
Tom Henderson – 2nd Vice Chair
David Keller – Treasurer
Mary Anne McCollum – Secretary