MO SENATE: Eric Schmitt (R)
Eric Schmitt, a sixth-generation Missourian, is the state’s 43rd attorney general.
As attorney general, Schmitt launched multiple initiatives to better the lives of Missourians across the state.
In his first month in office, he launched his Safer Streets Initiative, taking on violent crime across the state. Recently, he launched his office’s first Cold Case Unit to deliver justice to victims who in many cases had given up hope of closure.
Schmitt has also been committed to tackling the opioid crisis and launched the Real Opioid Pain initiative to hear from Missouri citizens who have been impacted by this crisis.
To address the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, he launched the SAFE Kit initiative to bring justice for the brave individuals who came forward to tell their stories.
Schmitt was also the first attorney general to sue China to hold them accountable for unleashing the coronavirus on Americans.
Prior to his election as attorney general, Schmitt was elected to serve as the state’s 46th Treasurer. Before that he served two terms in the state Senate.
Schmitt attended DeSmet Jesuit High School and went on to graduate cum laude from Truman State University.
After graduation, he attended law school at Saint Louis University where he received his J.D. and served as an editor of the Law Review. He served for over 16 years in private legal practice where he received numerous awards for his commitment to justice and the rule of law.
Schmitt and his wife Jaime have three children, Stephen, Sophia and Olivia.
Their son, Stephen was born with a rare genetic condition causing tumors on his organs. He also has epilepsy, is on the autism spectrum, and is non-verbal. Schmitt cites his son as his inspiration to run for office.
The above information was sourced from the candidate’s campaign website.