Tom Dempsey (Missouri politician)
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|President pro tempore of the Missouri Senate|
January 7, 2013 – August 7, 2015
|Preceded by||Robert Mayer|
|Succeeded by||Ron Richard|
|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 23rd district
January 2009 – August 7, 2015
|Preceded by||Chuck Gross|
|Succeeded by||Bill Eigel|
May 8, 1967 |
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
|Alma mater||Rockhurst University|
Thomas Dwayne Dempsey (born May 8, 1967) is an American restaurateur and former Republican politician, previously serving in the Missouri Senate as President Pro Tempore. Dempsey is now a partner at the Gate Way Group, a multi-state government relations firm based in St. Louis.
Early life and education
Career and politics
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Dempsey is the former general manager of The Columns Banquet and Conference Center in St. Charles, Missouri. He is a member of St Cletus Catholic Church and the St. Charles Rotary Club, among others. A former member of the St. Charles City Council. In 2000, he 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.
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 2012, Dempsey was elected as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. In 2012, Dempsey was elected as President Pro Tempore of the Missouri Senate. Dempsey resigned from his Senate seat in August 2015. He is now a partner at the Gate Way Group, a St. Louis based lobbying firm.
Dempsey was born to restaurant owner Ernest "Ernie" Dempsey and Peggy Pedrucci, along with younger sisters Anne and Mary. He lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with his wife Molly. They have three children.
- Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005-2006. Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State.
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