"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi
Inexperience Beats Experience; Wood Chosen as Republican Assessor Nominee | Missouri Political News Service

Inexperience Beats Experience; Wood Chosen as Republican Assessor Nominee

January 13th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

St. Louis County Republicans chose real estate firm owner L.K. “Chip” Wood as its candidate in April’s election to choose an assessor. It was close vote with the final tally being 23-21. Insiders are telling us that Mr. McNary’s “experience” is what ultimately doomed him in the end:


In 1963, McNary began his career as a public servant by becoming assistant public defender. In 1966, he decided to run for Prosecuting Attorney of St. Louis County. He won the election and then went on to win reelection. He then ran for County Executive of St. Louis County and won 4 terms in that position

In 1980 he was the Republican nominee for Senator. He narrowly lost to incumbant Senator Thomas Eagleton with a 52.0% to a 47.2% margin. In 1984, McNary lost the Republican primary for Governor to Attorney General John Ashcroft.

In 1998, he formed a law firm, McNary, Morris & Smalley, that specialized in immigration. While in private practice, he decided to run to represent Missouri’s 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives In 2004, McNary ran to become St. Louis County Executive, a position vacated by Buzz Westfall’s death. He lost to Charlie Dooley.

Mr. Woods likely Democratic opponent is 83rd district state representative Jake Zimmerman, a Harvard trained attorney who many think is simply using the county assessor position as a stepping stone to the county executive’s office once Charlie Dooley decides to retire.



Tags: STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

0 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hon. Jack Buechner // Jan 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    How could Wikipedia not include Gene’s service as Director of Immigration and Naturalization (INS) for George H. W. Bush?

  • 2 mopns // Jan 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    It is included Congressman Buechner. We only included Mr. Mcnary’s elected service in our excerpt.

Leave a Comment