Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Charles County Lawmaker Resigns, Takes Job in Gov. Parson's Administration

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Charles County Lawmaker Resigns, Takes Job in Gov. Parson's Administration

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JEFFERSON CITY - A state lawmaker from St. Peters has resigned to take a post in Gov. Mike Parson's administration.

Rep. Robert Cornejo, a Republican who represents parts of St. Charles and Lincoln counties, has been in office since 2012 and was running unopposed for re-election in November.

In a letter to Parson, Cornejo said it had been a privilege to serve the residents of the 64th House District.

Parson announced Wednesday morning that he was appointing Cornejo to be chairman of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, a three-member board that oversees the state's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.

Commissioners are paid about $107,000. Members of the General Assembly are paid $35,000. …

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