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COMO YOU KNOW: Kurt Schaefer

Monday, April 21, 2014 | 4:20 p.m. CDT; updated 6:37 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Kurt Schaefer

Title: Missouri state senator, attorney

Born: October 27, 1965

Hometown: St. Louis

Education: MU, Vermont Law School



Name: Kurt Schaefer

Title: Missouri state senator, attorney

Born: October 27, 1965

Hometown: St. Louis

Education: MU, Vermont Law School

Kurt Schaefer is a two-term Republican member of the Missouri Senate. He serves as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

He was first elected in a 2008 race against Democratic incumbent Chuck Graham and assumed office in 2009. He successfully defended his seat in the 19th senatorial district against former Democratic Rep. Mary Still in 2012. He is a practicing lawyer in the Kansas City law firm Lathrop & Gage, along with fellow Missouri state Sen. Eric Schmitt.

Schaefer graduated with a bachelor of arts in geography from the MU in 1990. He received both a master's and Juris Doctor in environmental law from the Vermont Law School in 1995.

He and his wife, Stacia, live in Columbia with their three children, Max, Wolfgang and Lena.

Updated: April 21, 2014


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