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Eric Schmitt


Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 15th district
In office
2009 -
Preceded by Mike Gibbons

Born St. Louis County, Missouri
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jaime Schmitt
Residence Glendale, Missouri
Profession attorney

Eric S. Schmitt (born St. Louis, Missouri, 1975) is a Republican member of the Missouri Senate, representing the 15th District since 2009. Previously he was a Glendale, Missouri, Alderman from 2005–2008.

He is a member of these committees: Gubernatorial Appointments; Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families (Vice Chairman); Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government; Veterans' Affairs, Pensions and Urban Affairs (Vice Chairman); and Ways and Means.

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Early life

Schmitt was born and raised in St. Louis County, Missouri. He lives in Glendale with his wife, Jaime, and their two children, Stephen (born about 2005) and Sophia (born May 22, 2008). (Their son is autistic).[1][2] Mrs. Schmitt taught elementary school.

Schmitt received his B.A. cum laude from Truman State University (1997) where he participated in varsity football and baseball and also founded a campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He earned a scholarship to attend law school at St. Louis University where he received his J.D. (2000), was an editor of the Law Review, and was a published author.[3]

Legal career

Schmitt was admitted to the bar in 2000, and is chairman of the young lawyers' section.[4] He practices law in Clayton, Missouri, and is very active in his community. He chaired a statewide Giving Tree effort benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and has been involved with the TS (Tuberous Sclerosis) Alliance, the Gateway Chapter of the Autism Society of America, and Habitat for Humanity.[3]

Political career

Schmitt served as a Glendale 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, Webster Groves, Glendale, Warson Woods, Oakland, Crestwood, Kirkwood, Valley Park, Fenton, Twin Oaks, Manchester, Ballwin and other areas of St. Louis County.

Bibliography

  • "There Is No Joy in D.C., The Mighty Court Struck Out: An Analysis of Clinton v. City of New York, The Line Item Veto Act and the Court's Failure to Uphold Constitutionally Legitimate Means to a Viable End," 44 St. Louis University Law Journal, 167 (Winter 2000).

Memberships

References

  1. ^ Schmitt, Eric. "Eric Schmitt Answers Questions". SmartVoter. League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. http://www.smartvoter.org/2008/11/04/mo/state/vote/schmitt_e/questions.html. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Autism Insurance Coverage in Missouri Update: SB 167 survives first round of floor debate in Senate, a few more hurdles lie ahead!". Missouri Autism Coalition. March 23, 2009. http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:3s8zK_dkTOkJ:www.missouriautismcoalition.com/insurance_bills+Eric+Schmitt+missouri&cd=52&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a. Retrieved 2009-04-06. "Senator Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County, a parent of a child with autism, also made an impassioned speech in support of the bill." 
  3. ^ a b c "Lathrop & Gage LLP Clayton, Missouri Profile". Martindale-Hubbell. http://www.lawyers.com/Missouri/Clayton/Lathrop-and-Gage-L.C.-5129555-f.html. Retrieved 2009-04-06. "Eric S. Schmitt (Partner) born St. Louis, Missouri, 1975; admitted to bar, 2000, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Education: Truman State University (B.A., cum laude, 1997); St. Louis University (J.D., 2000). Staff Member and Editor, St. Louis University Law Journal. Author: Secretary/ Treasurer and St. Louis County Representative to the Young Lawyers' Section of the Missouri Bar. Alderman in the city of Glendale, Missouri. Member, Board of Trustees for DeSmet Jesuit High School. Volunteer: Habitat for Humanity of St. Louis; TS Alliance. Practice Areas: Litigation; Real Estate; Zoning, Planning and Land Use." 
  4. ^ "The Missouri Bar - Committee Chairs". Jefferson City, Missouri: The Missouri Bar. 2005. http://www.mobar.org/ceb5e919-6ef9-4afd-8d22-dedeb9dd898e.aspx. Retrieved 2009-04-06. "Young Lawyers' Section Council Eric S. Schmitt" 

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