...all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people ...” (Article I § 1 Missouri Constitution)

Missouri Citizens for Property Rights

33867 Highway E
Dixon, MO 65459
(573) 759-3585

An effort by Missourians FOR Missourians!

Executive Committee

Ron Calzone, Chairman Email: ron (at) mo-cpr.org
Dixon, Mo.
Mr. Calzone is the founding president and CEO of CZ Engineering, Inc., a manufacturing company in business for almost 30 years. He also owns and operates a working cattle and horse ranch in Maries County.

David Danforth
Clayton, Mo.

Mr. Danforth owns a number of properties in the St. Louis area. One such property on Forsyth Ave. was targeted by a private developer. Along with two of his neighbors, he fought eminent domain all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court, where they were victorious in 2007. Unfortunately, the Court's decision has little application to other situations, so Mr. Danforth is resolved to help restore constitutional private property rights through the MO-CPR amendment.

Bruce Hillis Email: bruce (at) mo-cpr.org
Columbia, Mo.
Mr. Hillis is the retired president of Ameracare and board of director member of Montgomery Bank. He presently does some small scale real estate development.

Timothy B. Lee Email: tim (at) mo-cpr.org
St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Lee is a public policy scholar and freelance writer.

Homer Tourkakis Email: homer (at) mo-cpr.org
Arnold, Mo.
Dr. Tourkakis is a practicing dentist and victim of eminent domain abuse. He made Missouri history by using a novel constitutional argument claiming that non-chartered cities can not use eminent domain for private use. His case is now going to the Mo. Supreme Court


Richard Westbrook, CPA, Treasurer
Richmond, MO
The Westbrook firm has impeccable credentials and is highly respected for the great deal of audit work they do.

“That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.
(Article I § 2 Missouri Constitution)

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