Former Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ed Quick (D-Kansas City) has died.
“The Kansas City Star” reports the 81-year-old Quick died Saturday of a lung ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Ed Quick was elected to the Missouri Senate in 1984 and served five terms in the Chamber, from 1985 until 2004. A Missouri Senate official tells Missourinet Quick was the only Senator from Clay County to serve as Missouri Senate President Pro Tem. Quick served as Pro Tem in 1999 and 2000, during the final two years of Governor Mel Carnahan’s (D) second term.
Quick later served as Senate Minority Leader and as Clay County Presiding Commissioner.
He helped pass a major health insurance program for poor and uninsured children in the 1990s, and also worked on amusement park safety legislation.