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Tom Schweich’s Media Director Spence Jackson Found Dead

Spence Jackson

Missouri state official Spence Jackson, who was the media director for Tom Schweich, was found dead Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound according to the Jefferson City Police Department. He was 44.

Jackson’s apparent suicide comes about one month after Missouri State Auditor Schweich’s suicide last month.

Jackson had become very outspoken about Schweich’s suicide. He called for the resignation of Republican state Chairman John Hancock, because of Schweich’s allegation that Hancock had conducted an anti-Semitic “whispering campaign” against Schweich.

Jackson began his career working for Matt Blunt when he was secretary of state. Blunt released a statement saying, “Spence was hard-working, well liked and quick witted. He will truly be missed. We mourn his passing and offer our prayers to his family and friends. “

Jackson joined Schweich’s office in 2011.

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