WHO WE ARE
The Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee (MHDCC) is the campaign arm of the Missouri House Democratic Caucus. Our mission is to elect promising and passionate Democrat leaders across the state, in order to win back the Missouri House of Representatives one district at a time.
Sending Democrats to Jefferson City
Our priority is a simple one: elect Democrats. Right now we have a team of passionate leaders and candidates ready to stand up and fight for Missourians all across this state, but they cannot do it alone. However, with your help, we have the power to build grassroots campaigns and volunteer coalitions in every house district and put power back into the people's hands. We are the Missouri House Democrats, and we aim to restore transparency, accountability, and common sense reforms to Jefferson City.
WHAT WE DO
In order to win seats, we have the important task of supporting candidates, coordinating volunteer actions and field programs, as well as amplifying the values and policies of our Democrat lawmakers in Jefferson City. Click through to find out more about our role throughout the state.
WE SUPPORT CANDIDATES
Part of our plan to win back Missouri is to provide crucial campaign support for each of our candidates. With our "Campaign-in-a-Box" package, Democrat candidates can access important tools for fundraising, building a volunteer field program, and messaging. Additionally, the MHD Team's role is to provide training, strategic counsel, and coordinate a volunteer field program with grassroots partners within each targeted House district.
WE COORDINATE VOLUNTEERS
The best way to support your local Democrats is to get engaged and volunteer at the local level. By signing up to volunteer through our website, we can connect you with local house candidates and party leaders, and make sure you are aware of upcoming events taking place in your area. Our statewide calendar gives you the opportunity to join your neighbors and local volunteers and take collective action in key races across the state.
WE PROMOTE DEMOCRATIC VALUES
Through our Democratic Legislative Network, we plan to amplify our message and legislative policies throughout the state. When you join our network of dedicated volunteers, we can assist you in planning and hosting events, provide you with messaging to promote on social media, and give you vital information to form collective actions in your area.
THE MHD TEAM
Meet the dedicated Democrats working to reshape the Missouri House of Representatives:
Rep. Steve Butz
MHDCC Committee Co-Chair
Representative Steve Butz, a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis City (District 81) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
In addition to serving in the legislature, Butz is the president of the Crawford-Butz Insurance Agency. He received the President's Choice Award from Safeco Insurance in 2018. Butz is also a managing partner for Eagle Hurst Ranch in Steelville.
Butz is an Eagle Scout and continues to support the Boy Scouts of America as a Friend of Scouting. He is also a member of the YMCA, and attends St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church.
Butz attended Bishop DuBourg High School and obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is counted among the Bishop DuBourg High School Distinguished Alumni.
A lifelong resident of south St. Louis, Butz currently resides there with his wife, Angie. They have six children and eight grandchildren.
Rep. Emily Weber
MHDCC Committee Co-Chair
Representative Emily Weber, a Democrat, represents Jackson County (District 24) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2020.
Born in South Korea, Weber was adopted and raised in rural Kansas. She attended Butler Community College and the Kansas City Art Institute. After graduation from KCAI, Weber made Kansas City her home.
In addition to her legislative duties, Weber built a career in communications and marketing, and she is a graphic designer. Weber is a member of the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus, Women in Politics Foundation and serves on the policy committee for Climate Action KC.
Minority Leader, Rep. Crystal Quade
MHDCC Executive Committee
Rep. Crystal Quade represents part of Greene County (District 132) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first term in office in November 2016 and re-elected in 2018. She was elected by her caucus to serve as the House Minority Floor Leader for the 100th General Assembly. She is a passionate leader for Democratic values, and is consistently proud of the work the Missouri House Democrats achieve in Jefferson City.
Katharine is a political operative and strategist with a decade of political experience. After working in Washington, D.C. in the US House and Senate, she found her passion in campaign work, and has worked with the DCCC to flip House seats across the country since 2014. Most recently, she worked for the California Democrats as the statewide Field Director, flipping seven Congressional seats from red-to-blue in 2018. Now after returning to Missouri, she hopes to bring candidates for change to victory in her home state.
Alex Johnson serves as Field Director for the Missouri House Democrats. Graduating from Drury University with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, Alex has consistently worked on Democratic campaigns since 2016. Prior to his role at the MHDCC, Alex served as the Campaign Manager for Crystal Quade in both the 2016 and 2018 cycle.
Zach handles pretty much all things tech-related, from domain administration and database management to social media coordination, ad targeting, mass-email, graphic design and videos. A one-stop-shop for all your software related needs!
Erik is a business and political consultant with graduate degrees in business and philosophy. He brings years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors—including work in marketing with Harley-Davidson and as a development director with the 2nd-largest united arts fund in the country. His political background includes roles at the state and city levels (metro and rural), as well as leadership roles in campaigns for the Missouri legislature and for U.S. Senate.