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David Humphreys, President and CEO of TAMKO Building Products, Inc., is the second largest political donor in Missouri. In recent years, he has pushed his agenda for so-called "right-to-work" and other anti-labor legislation with his political contributions.
In 2015, Humphreys and his sister, Sarah Atkins, put $1 million into The Committee for Accountable Government, which targets Republicans who oppose ALEC-inspired "right-to-work" legislation. The committee launched campaigns against incumbent Republicans in an attempt to fill the state legislature and statewide offices with those who support Humphreys' and Atkins' agenda.
Sarah Atkins donated another $250,000 on February 25, 2015 to the Committee for Accountable Government on February 22, 2016, and David Humphreys made a $250,000 contribution to Sen. Dan Brown on February 22, 2016, the day before Brown unexpectedly filed for Missouri treasurer.
This is a strategic move on Humphreys’ part, as Brown has a long voting history of supporting so-called "right-to-work" and anti-labor legislation. Brown's opponent for state treasurer and who Brown had endorsed, Sen. Eric Schmitt, initially voted against "right-to-work," but flipped his vote after deciding to run statewide. It seems Humphreys is rewarding Brown for his consistent position against working families.
In particular, Brown supported a bill exempting heavy construction companies from paying the prevailing wage, impacting TAMKO directly.
While most folks' attention is on Rex Sinquefield, it's time to let Humphreys and his vicious anti-worker agenda share the spotlight.