Will Kraus

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Will Kraus
State Senator

Missouri's 8th District

Personal details
Born (1973-03-22) March 22, 1973 (age 41)
Political party Republican
Residence Lee's Summit, Missouri

Will Kraus (born 1973) is the representative to the Missouri House of Representatives for Missouri's 48th District.[1] He represents parts of both Lee's Summit and Raytown. He is also the Republican candidate for Missouri's 8th District Senate Seat; which represents Eastern Jackson County, after winning the Republican Primary against both Bryan Pratt and Gary Dusenberg.[2] He contends for the seat with only candidate Kevin Parr (Libertarian) on November 2, 2010 as no Democrat has filed to run.[2]

Public service[edit]

48th District State Representative[edit]

Will Kraus was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2004[1] after defeating Democrat Mike Sager in the general election 8,580 votes to 6,526. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He has served as Vice-Chair on both the Missouri House of Representatives' Utilities and Health Care Policy Committees, and has also served on the Job Creation and Economic Development Committee.[1]

8th District State Senate[edit]

On August 3, 2010, Will Kraus won the Republican Primary for Missouri's 8th District State Senatorial District; which represents Eastern Jackson County, defeating State Representatives Bryan Pratt and Gary Dusenberg.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Will Kraus resides in Lee's Summit, MO with his wife Carmen, and his two sons.[3]

Will's leadership experience began in 1996 when he joined the U. S. Army as a mechanized infantryman. After serving on active duty, he attended Central Missouri State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Military Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While in college, Will continued his service in the Army National Guard. In April of 1998, Will joined F Company 158th Aviation, U.S. Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant.

Will spent from March of 2003 to April 2004 leading men and women in a combat zone. As the leader of his Company's ground convoy into Iraq and while serving as an Air Mission Commander in charge of missions involving multiple aircraft, his decisions have been responsible for hundreds of soldier's lives. Will has flown soldiers in risky missions and in dangerous areas. Currently, Will serves as a Captain and the Battalion S4, Supply Officer.

Will and his wife, Carmen, have been continually involved in their community. Since their son, Tylor, started school in 1998 they have been members of the Parent Teacher Association. Carmen works at First Baptist Church.


  1. ^ a b c "Representative Will Kraus". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kraus wins Republican primary for Missouri Senate". Examiner. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Representative Will Kraus: Biography". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved 4 September 2010.