|2004 alumnus running for state office|
|Wednesday, March 16, 2016|
Andrew D. Purcell, Class of 2004 - Purcell is a candidate for Missouri House of Representatives, House District 70, during the Aug. 2 election. After earning an undergraduate degree in speech communication, graduating from law school and passing the Missouri and Illinois bar exams, Purcell returned to the House District 70 area to practice law. Purcell is married, and he and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first child.