Ed Schieffer

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Ed Schieffer
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 11th district
Assumed office
January, 2007
Preceded by Wayne J. Henke
Personal details
Born (1949-11-28) November 28, 1949 (age 67)
Troy, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maria Schieffer
Residence Troy, Missouri
Alma mater Northeast Missouri State College
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Profession Teacher
Real Estate broker

Ed Schieffer (born November 28, 1949) was a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He represented the 11th District, encompassing all or parts of Lincoln county. Schieffer was first elected to the Missouri House in November, 2006, and reelected in 2008, 2010 and 2012.[1]

Personal history[edit]

Edward L. Schieffer was born in Troy, Missouri, the oldest son of Albert and Betty (Zalabak) Schieffer, and raised on the family farm nearby. Following his graduation from Troy Buchanan High School in 1967, Schieffer attended Northeast Missouri State College in Kirksville where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Education in 1971.[2] He would later earn a Master's degree in Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1977.[3] Schieffer taught in Missouri schools for nearly three decades and is also a licensed insurance salesman, auctioneer, and real estate broker. He is a 4th degree Knights of Columbus member. Ed Schieffer and wife Maria live on their family farm near Troy, Missouri. They are the parents of two grown children.

Political history[edit]

Ed Schieffer's first attempt at public office came in 2002 when he ran for the Missouri State Senate 2nd District seat, losing to Republican Jon Dolan by nearly 11,000 votes.[4][5] Schieffer was more successful in his next attempt, winning the Missouri 11th District State Representative race in 2006, defeating Republican Milton Schaper and Libertarian candidate Gregory James Arrigo. He won re-election in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Missouri 2nd District State Senate Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jon Dolan 35,523 59.0 Winner
Democratic Ed Schieffer 24,694 41.0
Missouri 11th District State Representative Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Milton Schaper 6,851 44.4
Democratic Ed Schieffer 7,954 51.5 Winner
Libertarian Gregory J. Arrigo 628 4.1
Missouri 11th District State Representative Election 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dan Colbert 8,874 44.2
Democratic Ed Schieffer 11,653 55.7 Winner
Constitution David A. Leefe 388 1.9
Missouri 11th District State Representative Election 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael (Mike) Clynch 6,527 44.1
Democratic Ed Schieffer 8,259 55.9 Winner

Legislative assignments[edit]

Rep. Schieffer will serve on the following committees during the 96th General Assembly:

  • Agri-Business
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Appropriations - Transportation and Economic Development subcommittee
  • Transportation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member biography". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Re-Elect Ed-Biography". Re-Elect Ed Committee. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Rep. Ed Schieffer Bio". Congress.org. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Official profile". Freedom Speaks.com. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  5. ^ "Missouri Election Results". Missouri Secretary of State's office. 2002-11-21. Retrieved 2011-04-25.