DIRECTOR: JASON R. HAYDEN                                                              

Kenny Menges (Director) - 3/8/2012

Kenny Menges was elected unopposed for the position of Missouri Director in Feb. of 2008. Kenny has also served UTU members as Local Chairman, Legislative Rep, MO State Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the UP Caucus. He and his wife Carol Menges (who served as the President of the UTU Auxillary for numerous years) are very politically active locally in Jefferson City and throughout the state of Missouri.

Jason Hayden (Assistant Director) - 3/8/2012

On March 6th of 2012 Jason Hayden was elected to serve the Members of SMART as Assistant Director of the Missouri Legislative Board. Jason previously served the board as Chairman (2008-2012) Secretary (2006-2008) and Alt. Secretary (2004-2006). During His time on the Board Jason has been involved in many training events including Rail HAZMAT training and teaching classes, FRA safety and regulation seminars, MO-DOT meetings, MORPAC meetings, Microsoft Office Certification, and State Legislative Directors training in Washington DC. Jason has also served SMART Transportation Division Local 1405 in Saint Louis as Vice Local Chairman of the engineers (1998-present), Alt LR (1999-2003), Legislative Rep. (2003-present), Alt. Delegate (2002-2010), Sec/Tres. (2008-present), and Delegate (2010-present). 

Gerald (Woogie) Wohlgemuth (Chairman) - 3/8/2012

Woogie was elected to Missouri State Secretary in Feb. 2008. In March of 2012 He was elected to the position of Chairman. Woogie comes to us from the same Local as Retired Director Larry Foster and UTU GS+T Kim Thompson. Along with holding the position of Legislative Rep. Woogie also serves the members of Local 226 in Moberly, MO. as their President and Local Chairman of their UTU engineers.

Chris Skaggs (Secretary) - 3/8/2012

On March 6th 2012 the Missouri State Legislative Board elected Chris Skaggs to serve a four year term as their Secretary.

Curt Jones (Vice Chairman) - 3/8/2012

On March 6th 2012 Curt Jones was elected to return to the Executive Committee of the Missouri State Legislative Board to serve as their Vice Chairman.

Brian Grandgenett (Alt. Vice Chairman) - 3/7/2012

Brian Grandgenett has been elected to the position of Alternate Vice Chairman of the Missouri State Legislative Board.

Delayne Wilson (Alternate Secretary) - 3/7/2012

Delayne Wilson was elected to the position of Alternate Secretary on March 6th of 2012.

UTU Political Action Committee info - 1/21/2011

UTU Political Action Committee

The United Transportation Union’s Political Action Committee (UTU PAC) is "An Investment in the Future."

UTU members, active and retired, need and deserve good government and sympathetic legislators. That’s because, compared with others, their jobs, pensions and futures are more directly affected by the actions of state and national lawmakers.

We in the UTU must work for and help those people who we feel are capable, knowledgeable and who recognize the problems that affect railroad, bus and transit workers.

The best way to help elect representatives that understand the concerns of UTU members is by contributing to UTU PAC.

The best way to have a voice, a say, in matters that affect your finances and your family, is by contributing to UTU PAC.

You joined your fellow workers for the fraternal benefits of UTU membership, so why not join them to help elect compassionate state and national lawmakers?

  • UTU PAC contributions can be started or increased anytime, and they are deducted automatically from your paycheck.
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Print out a UTU PAC Application, complete it and give a copy to your local treasurer.

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