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African American Republican Files For Redrawn St. Louis/St. Charles County District

February 28th, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

Eugene Dokes, Navy veteran and small business owner files candidacy for district 70

Republican Eugene Dokes officially filed today as a candidate for the newly redrawn House of Representatives District 70. The district spans from Hazelwood to St. Charles City and includes portions of Bridgeton, Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur, Earth City, Harvester and Cottleville. Dokes is currently Chair of the St. Charles Republican Central Committee.

“I have been fortunate to have been a citizen of both St. Louis County and St. Charles County. I believe I have a comprehensive understanding of how state law can impact my entire district. Likewise, I know that I can bring a unique and energetic element to the State Legislature. I eagerly anticipate the day I am able to serve the constituents of this newly drawn district.

Dokes is a 29 year old “Operation Enduring Freedom” Navy Veteran and current Real Estate Broker and Investor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Management from Columbia College. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University and is expected to complete his PhD requirements in Organization Management (Business) from Capella University within 6 months. He has also recently been admitted to a PhD program in Public Policy at UMSL. He also serves on the Missouri Advisory Board for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Eugene and his wife Kenyota have been happily married for 9 years and have 3 small children.

Partial List of Endorsements

Cong. Blaine Leutkemeyer

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder

Sen. Scott Rupp

House Majority Leader Tim Jones

Rep. Sue Allen

Rep. Kurt Bahr

Rep. Kathy Conway

Rep. Mark Parkinson

Rep. Crissy Sommer

Former State Rep. Honorable Allen Icet

Former State Rep. Honorable Joe Smith

Hon. Nancy Methany, St. Charles County Council

Dave Evans, President – Lewis & Clark Pachyderms

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