March 12, 2006 - Posted at 12:18 p.m. CST
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ House Speaker Rod Jetton isn't the only
Missouri legislator who's moonlighted as a political consultant.
The Columbia Tribune reports today that representatives Brad Lager
and Doug Ervin were also on the payroll of political committees in
Former House budget chairman Lager earned 20-thousand dollars
that year for his political work on behalf of the Sixth Republican
Congressional District Committee. The Maryville Republican was paid
an additional 23-thousand dollars by the campaign committee of
Jeanne Patterson, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress.
The same year, Kearney Republican Ervin earned 15-thousand from
the Sixth Republican Congressional District Committee, which raises
and distributes money to Republican candidates.
The committee's chairman James Thomas says they hired Lager as
executive director and Ervin as his assistant.