Tom Dempsey (Missouri politician)
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|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 23rd district
May 8, 1967 |
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
Thomas Dwayne "Tom" Dempsey (born May 8, 1967) is an American restaurateur and Republican politician, currently in the Missouri Senate as Majority Caucus Whip. Dempsey was elected to the Senate in a 2007 special election previously serving as Majority Floor Leader in the Missouri House of Representatives. In January of 2012, Dempsey was elected as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. He lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with his wife Molly, their three children: Meaghan, Abby and Jack, and dog Bazzel.
He was born in St. Charles, and received a B.S. degree from Rockhurst University in political science, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon -Kappa Nu chapter. He is currently the general manager of The Columns Banquet and Conference Center in St. Charles. He is a member of the St. Cletus Catholic Church, the St. Charles and St. Peters Chambers of Commerce, and the St. Charles Rotary Club. He is a former member of the St. Charles City Council. In 2000, Dempsey was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, winning reelection in 2002, 2004 and 2006. He is the chairman of the Special Committee on Parliamentary Procedure, and also serves as the chair of both the Ethics and Rules committees.
- Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005-2006. Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State.
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