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Jason Crowell

Member of the Missouri Senate
from the district
In office
January 5, 2005 – January 9, 2013
Preceded by Peter Kinder

Born February 3, 1972 (1972-02-03) (age 37)
Cape Girardeau
Political party Republican
Residence Cape Girardeau
Religion United Methodist
Website Website

Campaign Website

Jason Glennon Crowell (born February 3, 1972) is a state senator from the U.S. state of Missouri currently serving his second term in the Missouri Senate. He succeeded the seat previously held by Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R-Cape Girardeau). Crowell represents Missouri's 27th Senatorial District, which consists of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Mississippi, Perry, and Scott counties in Southeast Missouri. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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Early life and career

Born in Cape Girardeau, Crowell is a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri. His mother taught disabled children at the Parkview State School for over 30 years. His father was born in Marquand and raised in Fredericktown and Poplar Bluff. His younger brother currently teaches at Cape Central High School where he also coaches wrestling and soccer.

Crowell graduated from Cape Central High School in 1990. He then attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau where he received his bachelor's degree in economics. From here he attended the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia where he received his Juris Doctor. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.

Crowell is a life-long member of Centenary United Methodist Church. His community commitments include serving on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence and on the University of Missouri Delta Center Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, Cape Girardeau Noon Lions Club, and Missouri Farm Bureau. In addition, he is a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Copper Dome Society and Booster Club, Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge 639, and Theta Xi. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to his legislative duties, State Senator Crowell practices law in Cape Girardeau.

Political career

Crowell began his political career working for the late U.S. Representative Bill Emerson in Washington, D.C. He also has worked for the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Attorney General's Office. He was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2000 and was elected to the post of House Majority Floor Leader in 2002. In 2004, he ran for and was elected to the Missouri Senate where he now serves on the following committees:

  • Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws (Chair)
  • Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections (Vice Chair)
  • Economic Development, Tourism, and Local Government
  • Gubernatorial Appointments
  • Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence

Crowell has received the following awards in recognition of his legislative work:

  • The Missouri Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award
  • The Missouri Supreme Court Legislative Award
  • The Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Legislative Recognition Award
  • The Legislative Award from the Missouri Bar
  • SADI Barrier Freedom Elected Official Award
  • The St. Louis Business Journal Legislative Award
  • Appreciation Award from Autism Society of America, Gateway Chapter
  • Awards from Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Missouri Academy of Audiology
  • American Legion's Legislative Award
  • Missouri Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award

Electoral history

2008 Election for Missouri’s 27th Senatorial District Seat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Crowell 49,059 64.24 -1.87
Democratic Linda Sanders 27,308 35.76 +3.74
2004 Election for Missouri’s 27th Senatorial District Seat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Crowell 48,417 66.11
Democratic Donnie Owens 23,446 32.02
Libertarian Chris Morrill 1,370 1.87
2002 Election for Missouri’s 158th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Crowell 8,103 89.41 +31.44
Libertarian C. Darby Ulery 960 10.59
2000 Election for Missouri’s 158th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Crowell 7,073 57.97
Democratic Tom Neumeyer 5,128 42.03

References

  • Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005-2006. Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State.
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