After reeling loses in the November elections throughout the state and the country, the Missouri Democratic Party leadership is making changes both generational and geographical, highlighted by the election of a young Neosho woman as a party officer.

After reeling loses in the November elections throughout the state and the country, the Missouri Democratic Party leadership is making changes both generational and geographical, highlighted by the election of a young Neosho woman as a party officer.
"I was recently elected the vice chair of the Missouri Democratic Party," announced Genevieve Williams, 28, who was one of few Democrats in the state who mustered a competitive challenge to an established Republican in her November race against incumbent U.S. 7th Dist. Congressman Billy Long. "I am obviously a fairly young person, and also rural, so those two things are sometimes unusual to be in those leadership positions; but after the year that we just had we are trying some new things and realizing that we really didn't do a great job in the rural areas of Missouri and getting out that message. So we are really trying to pull a lot of rural voices in that more understand those things."

Read the complete story in the Jan. 8 print edition of the Neosho Daily News.