Gov. Parson announces Schmitt as the next Mo. Attorney General

Governor Mike Parson announced Eric Schmitt as the next Attorney General of Missouri.
“As Governor, I take the responsibility to make appointments very seriously,” Governor Parson said. “Now that Josh Hawley will soon be serving in the United States Senate, I have the responsibility to ensure we provide stability and instill confidence for all Missourians that their government will continue to work for them.”
“I am incredibly proud and pleased to announce that Eric Schmitt will be Missouri’s next Attorney General. It was important to appoint someone who has already been thoroughly vetted by the people of Missouri. Eric is someone who I highly respect, personally trust and have full confidence to serve as Missouri’s chief law enforcement officer,” said Governor Parson.
“I want to thank Governor Parson for the opportunity to continue serving Missourians as their attorney general and chief law enforcement official,” Schmitt said. “Governor Parson has been a truly outstanding governor for the state of Missouri who is moving our state forward on so many important areas for Missouri families. It is an incredible honor to be named the lawyer for 6 million Missourians, and I promise to fight each and every day so that the next generation of Missourians have the same opportunities I’ve enjoyed in the greatest country on earth,” said Schmitt.
Schmitt comes with experience and qualification to this new role. Schmitt was sworn in as the 46th Treasurer of the state of Missouri on Jan. 9, 2017. During his time as State Treasurer, he protected Missouri taxpayers, supported small businesses, and empowered individuals and families while overseeing the state’s $28 billion budget.
Schmitt attended DeSmet Jesuit High School and continued his education to graduate cum laude from Truman State University, where he founded a Habitat for Humanity chapter. 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.
Schmitt’s record of accomplishments serves as a reflection of his values and leadership. During his time as an alderman for the city of Glendale and his two terms in the Missouri State Senate, he worked to cut taxes for working families, improve educational opportunities for Missouri children, and advocate for those with special needs.
He and his wife Jaime, have three children, Stephen, Sophia and Olivia.
Hawley will resign from the Office of Attorney General effective Jan. 3, 2019


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