Marc Ellinger and Stephanie Bell were named by The Missouri Times as being two of the top 50 Political Professionals in Missouri You Need to Know. The article appears in the 2017 summer issue of the Missouri Times Magazine.
Ellinger has over 20 years of experience in election law and affiliated campaign finance work, including the representation of candidates, as well as ballot issue campaigns and Political Action Committees across the State of Missouri. Marc has drafted initiative petitions covering a broad range of subjects and has been involved in the coordination of campaigns and litigation on ballot measures, both as a proponent and opponent.
Ellinger’s government regulatory law experience began as legal counsel in the Missouri State Auditor’s Office in 1993 and has continued to the present with extensive experience in legislative and rulemaking practice, environmental regulatory issues, issues of state and federal constitutional law and the related litigation and appellate practice. He is also actively involved in representing businesses and individuals in gaming law, particularly with respect to the Missouri Gaming Commission license and compliance matters.
Bell represents individual and corporate clients in various state and local government matters, including administrative law, election and campaign finance law, government regulation, taxation and utilities law. She has extensive experience in advising individuals, businesses and committees regarding campaign finance and election laws and in drafting statutory and constitutional amendments as part of the initiative petition process.
Bell’s litigation practice includes litigating cases concerning constitutional and statutory amendments being proposed by initiative petition, challenges to laws enacted by the legislature and challenges to agency rules. She also practices regularly before the Administrative Hearing Commission and the Public Service Commission.