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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is the incumbent Republican candidate bidding to keep his seat in the November general election
Credit: Schmitt for Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is the incumbent Republican candidate bidding to keep his seat in the November general election.

Campaign website: www.schmittformissouri

Schmitt attended DeSmet Jesuit High School and graduated from Truman State University. He later attended law school at Saint Louis University. 

Schmitt served an alderperson for the city of Glendale and went on to serve two terms as Missouri State Senator for the 15th district. He then was the state treasurer from 2017 until 2019, when he assumed the office of attorney general.

Schmitt launched the SAFER Streets Initiative, a partnership between the U.S. and Missouri attorney generals' offices designed to prosecute violent crime.

RELATED: Missouri AG says Safer Streets initiative working in St. Louis

Schmitt also launched the SAFE Kits Initiative in 2019 to inventory, track and test thousands of backlogged sexual assault kits in Missouri.

Other issues on his campaign platform include fighting the opioid epidemic and human trafficking, and holding large tech companies that misuse data accountable.

RELATED: More than 1,000 untested rape kits in Missouri sent to lab for testing