Kevin P. Engler
|Kevin P. Engler|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 116th district
June 23, 1959 |
Festus, Missouri, U.S.
Kevin P. Engler (born June 23, 1959) is a Republican a former member of the Missouri Senate, representing the 3rd District from 2004 to 2008. He became Majority leader in January 2009. Previously he was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2003 through 2005. He was the Chairman of the Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics committee and vice chair of the Administration and Gubernatorial Appointments committees. Engler won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 116
He was born in Festus, Missouri, and graduated from Festus High School in 1977. He went on to Southwest Missouri State University, where he earned degrees in finance/general business and marketing. He served as mayor of Farmington for six years, was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2002, and then to the Missouri State Senate in 2004 and again to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012.
In 2009, Engler attracted attention by proposing, then withdrawing a bill to make littering a capital offense. In a short speech on the Senate floor, he referred to constituents who litter as "white trash" and "dumb rednecks." When criticized for these remarks, Engler said, "the only ones I've called names are the ones doing it. If they are offended, good."
- Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005-1006. Jefferson City, MO:Secretary of State.
- Barr, Paula. "Senator Engler gets attention he wanted". Park Hills Daily Journal. February 12, 2009.
- Missouri Senate - Kevin Engler official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Kevin Engler (MO) profile
- Follow the Money - Kevin Engler
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