Mike Kehoe

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Mike Kehoe
Mike Kehoe Missouri Politician.jpg
Majority Leader of the Missouri Senate
Assumed office
September 15, 2015
Preceded by Ron Richard
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Preceded by Carl M. Vogel
Personal details
Born (1962-01-17) January 17, 1962 (age 56)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Claudia

Mike Kehoe (born January 17, 1962) is a Republican member of the Missouri Senate representing the 6th district.[1]

Personal history[edit]

Mike Kehoe was born and raised in the St. Louis area by his single-parent mother, the youngest of six children. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School. At age 25 he began working for Osage Industries, a company involved with auto parts and the manufacturing of ambulances.[2] After selling Osage Industries in 1992 Kehoe purchased an auto dealership in Jefferson City, Missouri, which he still owns and operates when not involved with legislative business. Senator Kehoe and his wife Claudia are the parents of four children.[3]

Political history[edit]

Mike Kehoe was appointed by Governor Matt Blunt to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission in 2005.[4] Despite not having held elected office before Kehoe ran for the 6th District State Senate seat in 2010 to succeed Carl Vogel. In a close Republican primary he defeated three other candidates to advance to the 2010 general election, where he ran unopposed.[5]

During the 96th General Assembly Senator Kehoe will serve on the following committees:[6]

  • Vice-Chairman, Transportation Committee
  • Member, Education Committee
  • Member, Commerce Committee
  • Member, Consumer Protection Committee
  • Member, Energy & the Environment Committee