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Maxwell Appointed Lieutenant Governor

November 15, 2000
By: Rodger Oakes
State Capital Bureau

Governor Roger Wilson appoints a new Lieutenant Governor.

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Former Senator Joe Maxwell is now Missouri's Lieutenant Governor as he was sworn in at 9:30am in the Governor's office. Before accepting the appointment, Maxwell cleared the decision with his family.

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Contents: Maxwell says he was going to be lieutenant governor one way or another. He had already accomplished that goal, but he needed to have the support of his family to take office earlier than January 8.

Maxwell, who resigned from the State Senate Tuesday, will still have a public ceremony on January 8th, the original date set for statewide elected officials to be sworn in.


The Lieutenant Governor's office has a new tenant, as former state Senator Joe Maxwell was sworn into office nearly 2 months early.

I'm Rodger Oakes for Missouri Capitol Caucus.

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Contents: Maxwell gets sworn in.

Maxwell was surrounded by his family and Governor Roger Wilson as he was sworn into office Wednesday morning. Maxwell said the final decision was actually made sometime around 6 a.m., just hours before the ceremony.

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Contents: Maxwell said he was going to be lieutenant governor one way or another, but he accepted the position now after consulting his family.

Maxwell started the week with his resignation from the Democratic Senate Caucus, followed by his resignation from the State Senate Tuesday.

Governor Roger Wilson said special elections will be held January 24th for Maxwell's seat, and the other two vacated Senate Seats. Both Democrat Lacey Clay and Republican Sam Graves resigned Tuesday after they were elected to the U.S. Congress.

For Missouri Capitol Caucus, I'm Rodger Oakes.