Gov. Nixon makes appointments to Ethics Commission, St. Louis County Election Board and State Fair Commission

June 19, 2012
Jefferson City, MO

Gov. Jay Nixon today announced appointments to the Missouri Ethics Commission, the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners and the State Fair Commission. The appointments will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

Missouri Ethics Commission

The Governor appointed Charles E. Weedman (R), of Harrisonville, to the Missouri Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission receives and reviews complaints alleging violations of conflict of interest, lobbying and campaign finance disclosure laws.

Weedman is an attorney in the Harrisonville law firm of Crouch, Spangler & Douglas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Westminster College, in Fulton, and his law degree from the University of Missouri. The Governor has appointed Weedman for a term ending March 15, 2016.

St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners

The Governor appointed John W. Siscel III (R), of St. Louis, to the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. The board conducts all public elections in St. Louis County.

Siscel is president of JWS LLC, a consulting firm he established in 2007. From 1990 to 2007, he served as executive vice president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri. Siscel has served at various times on the boards of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Harris-State State University, the Missouri Health and Education Facilities Authority, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Truman State University. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 10, 2013.

State Fair Commission

The Governor appointed Janet Terrill (D), of St. James, to the State Fair Commission. The commission oversees the operation of the Missouri State Fair and is responsible for the selection and supervision of the fair director.

Terrill has taught in the St. James school system since 1997, and was an agriculture education teacher at St. James High School for eight years. During that time, she organized and chaired the Grape and Fall Festival Livestock Show and Sale. Terrill obtained her agriculture degree and her master's degree in education from the University of Missouri. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending Dec. 29, 2015.