Statement of Greater St. Louis, Inc. CEO Jason Hall

Re: Gabe Gore Named as St. Louis Circuit Attorney

“It’s a new day in public safety for St. Louis, and we applaud Governor Parson for appointing Gabe Gore as Circuit Attorney. Gabe has the experience, professionalism, and commitment to right the ship in the Circuit Attorney’s office, and because public safety is our top public policy priority, the business community is ready to help in whatever way we can.

“Gabe’s appointment is also part of a larger shift in the region’s thinking on public safety. The business community came together to issue a report calling for a comprehensive strategy to reduce homicide and violent crime, and metro elected leaders have agreed to collaborate on a regional plan to help solve this crisis.

“These new steps are long overdue, and we are optimistic for the new direction the St. Louis metro is headed.”