Senator Eric Schmitt was born and raised in St. Louis County. He lives in Glendale with his wife, Jaime, and their three children.
Schmitt received his B.A. cum laude from Truman State University. While at Truman, Sen. Schmitt participated in varsity football and baseball and also founded a Habitat for Humanity Chapter on campus. He earned a scholarship to attend law school at St. Louis University where he received his J.D., was an editor of the Law Review, and was a published author.
Schmitt now practices law in St. Louis County and is very active in his community. Sen. Schmitt chaired a statewide Giving Tree effort benefiting Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and has been involved with the TS (Tuberous Sclerosis) Alliance, the Gateway Chapter of the Autism Society, and Habitat for Humanity.
He served as a Glendale, Missouri Alderman from 2005–2008 and was elected to the Missouri Senate on November 4, 2008, to represent the 15th District. The district includes parts or all of Affton, Shrewsbury, Grantwood Village, Glendale, Warson Woods, Oakland, Crestwood, Kirkwood, Valley Park, Fenton, Twin Oaks, Manchester, Ballwin, and other areas of St. Louis County.
Schmitt’s legislative priorities include growing our economy with quality jobs; making health care more available, affordable, and portable; and keeping a watchful eye on the issue of property taxes. He is also committed to quality educational opportunities for all Missourians and serving as an advocate for children and adults with special needs and their families.
Schmitt has announced his intention to run for Missouri’s state treasurer in 2016. He is the official senator of the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX.
Initial Appearance on This Week: December 21, 2014