Chuck Gatschenberger

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Chuck Gatschenberger
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
January 2009 – January 2015
Preceded by Bob Onder
Succeeded by Nick Marshall
Personal details
Born (1956-02-28) February 28, 1956 (age 61)
Springfield, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Divorced
Residence Lake St. Louis, Missouri
Alma mater University of Missouri-St. Louis
Profession Financial planner
Education administrator

Chuck Gatschenberger (born February 28, 1956) is a Republican politician. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives,[1] representing the 13th District which encompasses portions of Warren and St. Charles counties. He was first elected to the Missouri House in November, 2008.[2] In 2014, Gatschenberger ran for the Missouri Senate and lost to Dr. Bob Onder in the Republican primary.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Chuck Gatschenberger was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. After attending Southeast High School and St. James High School he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is divorced from his wife Donnette and they have three children.[4] When not occupied with his legislative duties Representative Gatschenberger lives in Lake St. Louis where he works as a financial planner. Prior to politics he served as Director of Academic Advising for the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Gatschenberger is currently pursuing a master's degree from that institution. .[2] He is a member of the Wentzville and Lake St. Louis Chambers of Commerce, Wentzville Rotary, and National Rifle Association. He attends Calvary West Church in Wentzville. Although he is not a Catholic, he is a member of the Knights of Columbus.


Gatschenberger first ran for the District 13 seat in 2006 but lost in the Republican primary, placing a distant second to Dr. Bob Onder.[5] With Onder running for U.S. Congress in 2008, Gatshenberger was more successful on his second attempt, handily defeating fellow Republican Kevin Kuhlmann in the August primary and Democrat David Hurst in the general election. Gatschenberger defeated his Democratic challenger, former Wentzville mayor Vickie Boedecker,[6] in November 2010 to win his second term in Jefferson City.

Legislative assignments[edit]

  • Chairman, Interim Committee on 911 Access
  • Chairman, Local Government
  • Ways and Means
  • Appropriations - General Administration
  • Downsizing State Government

Electoral history[edit]

Missouri 13th District State Representative Election 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Gatschenberger 16,214 67.7 Winner
Democratic Vickie Boedecker 7,743 32.3
Missouri 13th District State Representative Election 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Gatschenberger 19,170 58.3 Winner
Democratic David Hurst 13,703 41.7


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  2. ^ a b "House Member biography". Missouri House of Representatives website. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ Rosenbaum, Jason (August 5, 2014). "Onder Completes Comeback With Landslide Victory For Senate Seat; Incumbents Fare Well In Other Races". KWMU. St. Louis. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Candidate detail - Gatschenberger". Our Campaigns website. 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  5. ^ "2006 Primary Elections". Missouri Secretary of State office. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Candidate questions-13th District". St. Louis Post-Dispatch via website. 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2012-01-11.