A St. Louis lawyer who's helped St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley win election in 2004 and re-election last year, Temporiti is said to be well-versed in the high-tech ways of politics that include micro-targeting of voters.
The new vice-chair is Yolanda Wheat, a lawyer and wife of the former Kansas City congressman.
Temporiti succeeds outgoing chair Roger Wilson.
Western Missouri Dems were glowing in their early reviews of Temporiti.
"What John brings to the party is phenomenal organizational skills, fund-raising skills and a real ability to work with all parts of the state at a time when we really need that looking forward to the 2008 elections," said Jackson County executive Mike Sanders.
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