Matthew Patterson-Executive Director email@example.com
Matthew grew up on a farm in Christian County, the proverbial belly of the beast of Southwest Missouri. Despite the area’s conservative tilt, he has never shied away from a Progressive battle. In 1994, before he could even vote, Matthew worked against the Hancock II amendment. From there, he has worked on numerous campaigns for local and state initiatives, city council, county office, state legislature and Congress. From 2006-2011, he was the Executive Director of the Greene County Democratic Party. It was during his time with Greene County, that he was introduced to the work of ProVote. The minimum wage campaign of 2006 gave him even more insight of how important coalition work is for Progressive causes and candidates in Missouri. Matthew became director for ProVote in April 2011. He has a BA in Political Science, Environmental Studies and Criminology fromDruryUniversity.
JulieTerbrock-Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
A long time activist, Julie Terbrock officially started her involvement in the movement for progressive change as a practicum student at Missouri ProVote. Over the years, she has worked on numerous candidate, ballot and issue campaigns in Missouri and rejoined ProVote in 2009 as Program Director. Julie currently serves on the St. Louis Area Jobs with Justice Leadership Team and on the Advisory Committee for MOLLI’s List. Julie graduated from the University of Missouri-St Louis, with a Bachelors degree in Social Work (BSW).
Kay Mills-Springfield Regional Organizer email@example.com
Kay has worked as the Springfield Regional Organizer since ProVote’s Springfield office opened in 2005. Prior to her work in Springfield, she worked in the Kansas City ProVote office from 1997 to 1999. In between her time at ProVote, she worked with ProVote member organizations SEIU MO/KS State Council and HERE, worked as field director for a state senate campaign in 2002, and in 2004 managed the America Coming Together field campaign in southwest Missouri. Kay got her start with ProVote as an intern, and holds a BA in Political Science from Washington University. She’s lived in Springfield for the last 10 years with her husband Andy Hosmer. They have three daughters, ages 10, 7 and 5.
Will Horne-Regional Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org
Will was first introduced to political organizing while working as a field organizer for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s 2006 campaign. After studying Political Science at Drury University, Will became actively involved in the local Democratic Party. Will was first introduced to ProVote during the payday lending and minimum wage ballot initiative campaign of 2012. He hired, trained, and supervised paid canvassers within Missouri’s 7th Congressional district in an effort to cap the rate on predatory lending and raise the minimum wage for Missouri workers. As a political operative for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s 2012 reelection campaign, Will captured video footage of Todd Akin subsequently featured on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rachel Maddow Show, and CNN.
Ann Dare-Operations Director email@example.com
Ann has worked as the Operations Director for ProVote since June 2011. Being from a union household, she has been actively involved in progressive politics for several years- including managing her husband’s race for state representative in 2000. Prior to her work at Pro Vote, Ann worked for United Way of the Ozarks. Ann also enjoys volunteering with Springfield Little
Theater and currently serves as the treasurer of the Greene County Democratic Central Committee.