Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens wants former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves to lead the Missouri Republican Party as its chairman.
Greitens announced his support for Graves late Tuesday.
While the governor-elect can endorse a slate of leadership for the state party, it's up to the Republican State Committee to vote on its next chairman. A vote is scheduled for January.
A replacement is needed because current chairman John Hancock said last month that he will step down to return to political consulting.
Graves works as a private attorney at Graves Garrett in Kansas City.