Speaker Dean Plocher
  • Speaker Dean Plocher converted an office into a liquor ‘pantry’ and spent $60,000 in taxpayer money renovating the speaker’s office, including expensive furniture and a custom cabinet for a $2,500 refrigerator.
  • Speaker Dean Plocher claimed banning medical care for transgender youth was “protecting children.”
  • Plocher obstructed an investigation by the Missouri House Ethics Committee. According to the Ethics Chair, he used his position to “threaten witnesses, block our investigation, and prevent this process from reaching its natural conclusion” and he created a “culture of fear and retaliation.”
  • An administrative employee in the Missouri House said she was “living in fear every day of losing [her] job” due to Plocher’s retaliation efforts.