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Adam Warren
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Attorney General of Missouri
Former Candidate
Prior offices
Livingston County Prosecutor
Bachelor'sMissouri State
J.D.University of Missouri-Columbia
Military service
Service/branchMissouri Army National Guard
Date of birthNovember 3, 1979
Place of birthChillicothe, Missouri
Personal website
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Adam Lee Warren (b. November 3, 1979 in Chillicothe, Missouri) is a Republican Livingston County Prosecutor, former Chillicothe City Attorney, and, until April, 2011, he served in the judge advocate general's corps of the Missouri Army National Guard. On February 23, 2012, Warren announced his intentions to run for Attorney General of Missouri in 2012 on the Republican ticket. He lost in the Republican primary election to Ed Martin.[1][2]


Adam Warren was born in Chillicothe, Missouri to parents Robert and Gloria Warren. The family (which also included Warren's younger siblings) moved to a farm outside of Meadville when Warren was very young. After graduating high school, the star student, Eagle Scout, and 8th generation Missourian decided to remain in his home state to continue his studies. He attended Missouri State in Springfield for his undergraduate degree. While at Missouri State, Warren was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. In his senior year, he was elected Student Body President and Cheerleading co-captain. He then followed his growing passion for politics to the University of Missouri – Columbia where he received his law degree.[3]

While earning his J.D., Warren joined the Missouri Army National Guard as a legal clerk "to do his small part for the War on Terror." Once he graduated and passed the bar exam, Warren returned to his hometown of Chillicothe to opened a law practice where he took particular pleasure in estate planning for small business owners and farmers. Around the time he was elected Chillicothe County Attorney, he also joined the judge advocate general's corps (JAG corps), which he served as an officer until April, 2011. In 2010, he was elected as Livingston County Prosecutor.[4]


  • Bachelor's degree from Missouri State
  • J.D. from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Political career

Livingston County Prosecutor 2010-present

Warren was elected as Livingston County prosecutor in 2010.

Chillicothe County Attorney



See also: Missouri attorney general election, 2012

Warren was defeated by St. Louis attorney Ed Martin in the Republican primary election on August 7, 2012. Martin will oppose incumbent Chris Koster in the November 6 general election.[5]


  • Warren received approximately 18% of the vote in the Republican primary contest on August 7, 2012.
Missouri Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Schoeller 35.3% 193,207
Scott Rupp 34.5% 188,701
Bill Stouffer 30.2% 165,588
Total Votes 547,496
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.


  • Obamacare

Warren has pinned his campaign on challenging Obamacare, which Democratic incumbent attorney general Chris Koster supports. "We deserve better, plain and simple; Not only did Koster's office skimp on the protection from the individual mandate, the AG actually promoted the remainder of the law, ignoring glaring encroachments into Missouri's state sovereignty and our individual religious freedoms," Warren said in February.[2]

  • Drugs

Warren also cited cracking down on methamphetamine use as a priority of his campaign. “Recidivism is through the roof; People are not getting off drugs, and it’s costing our citizens an arm and a leg. We need a two-prong system to track (drug) manufacturers and also set up a system where meth addicts can get treatment.”[6]


Warren was endorsed by The Kansas City Star in the Republican primary election for attorney general of Missouri. The newspaper published its endorsement roughly two weeks before the August 7 primary. Explaining why Warren is worthy of their support, the Missouri-based publication cited the potential he has shown as a prosecutor and a candidate, and that "His opponent in the GOP primary, Ed Martin, was a disaster when he was former governor Matt Blunt’s chief of staff."[7]


Warren currently resides in Chillicothe with wife Melanie and their son A.J.[3]

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