Eric Schmitt

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Eric Schmitt
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Missouri State Senate, District 15
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Alderman, City of Glendale
2005 - 2008
Bachelor'sTruman State University
J.D.Saint Louis University
Place of birthSaint Louis County, Missouri
Office website
Eric Schmitt is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Schmitt served as a Glendale city alderman.


Schmitt earned his B.A. from Truman State University and J.D. from Saint Louis University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schmitt served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Gubernatorial Appointments
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government, Chair
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Veterans' Affairs and Health
Ways and Means
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise
Joint Committee on MO Health Net


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmitt served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmitt served on the following committees:

Election history


See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Schmitt won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 15. Schmitt ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]


On November 4, 2008, Schmitt won election to the 15th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating James Trout (D).[3]

Missouri State Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Schmitt (R) 51,366 54.7%
James Trout (D) 42,469 45.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schmitt is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schmitt raised a total of $1,564,264 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Eric Schmitt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 15 Won $583,751
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $402,141
2008 Missouri State Senate, District 15a Won $578,372
Grand Total Raised $1,564,264

Schmitt won re-election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmitt raised a total of $583,751.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Schmitt's campaign in 2012
Stone Leyton & Gershman$20,000
Express Scripts$18,500
RightChoice Managed Care$15,000
Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$583,751
Source: Follow the Money


In 2008, a year in which Schmitt was up for election to Senate District 15, he collected $578,372 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Senate Republicans $117,200
Dempsey for Senate $14,000
Elect Nodler Cmte $12,650
Goodman for Senate $12,150


Schmitt and his wife, Jamie, have two children.

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