Sandy Crawford

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Sandy Crawford
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 129th district
In office
January 9, 2013 – August 8, 2017
Preceded by William "Bill" White
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 119th district
In office
January 5, 2011 – January 9, 2013
Preceded by Larry D. Wilson
Succeeded by Dave Hinson
Personal details
Born (1957-10-01) October 1, 1957 (age 60)
Buffalo, Missouri
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) John
Residence Buffalo, Missouri
Alma mater Missouri State University
Profession Banker

Sandy Crawford is an American banker and politician from the state of Missouri. A Republican, she represents the 28th District in the Missouri Senate, which encompasses all of Benton County, Missouri, Cedar County, Missouri, Dallas County, Missouri, Hickory County, Missouri, Laclede County, Missouri, Pettis County, Missouri, Polk County, Missouri, and St. Clair County, Missouri. She was elected Senator in an August 2017 special election.[1] Crawford previously served as the House Majority Whip, and in the Missouri House from 2010-August 2017.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sandy Crawford was born October 1, 1957 in Buffalo, Missouri. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1975,[2] and married husband John in 1976.[3] Ten years after high school Crawford began taking college classes at night while also working in the banking industry during the day,[3] eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southwest Missouri State University in 1995.[2] Later, in 1998, she would earn an advanced degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.[3] When not involved with her legislative duties in Jefferson City, Crawford assists her husband John in running their livestock production operation (beef cattle).[3]

Political career[edit]

Sandy Crawford was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2010. Previously her involvement in politics consisted of serving as Chairperson of the Dallas County (Missouri) Republican Central Committee.[4] She defeated fellow Republican Warren Love by just under 1,400 votes to win the August, 2010 Primary.[5] In the November, 2010 general election she won nearly sixty-six percent of the vote to defeat Democrat John L. Wilson and Constitution Party candidate Raymond Kish for the right to represent the 119th District in the Missouri House of Representatives.[6]

Missouri 119th District State Representative Election 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sandy Crawford 9,006 65.72
Democratic John L. Wilson 3,952 28.84
Constitution Raymond Kish 746 5.44

Following the 2010 U.S. Census all Missouri House of Representative districts were reapportioned and district boundaries redrawn. Since Sandy Crawford's home was in the newly created 129th District, she ran for that House seat in 2012. In the August, 2012 Republican primary Crawford faced off with Randy Angst, who had represented the 146th District prior to the redrawn boundaries. Crawford was victorious in the primary with a bit over fifty-five percent of the ballots cast in her favor.[7] The November general election again pitted Crawford against Democratic opponent John L. Wilson, who she soundly defeated in 2010. The margin of victory for Crawford was even larger in 2012, as she received nearly seventy-seven percent of all votes cast.[8]

Missouri 129th District State Representative Election 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sandy Crawford 12,032 76.71
Democratic John L. Wilson 3,653 23.29
Missouri 129th District State Representative Election 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sandy Crawford 6,284 83.06
Democratic John L. Wilson 1,282 16.94
Missouri 129th District State Representative Election 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sandy Crawford 14,260 88.56
Independent Charles Matranga 1,842 11.44
Missouri 28th State Senate District Special Election 2017[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sandy Crawford 9,768 68.28
Democratic Albert J. Skalicky 4,538 31.72

Legislative assignments[edit]

Soon after 97th General Assembly began their first session, Representative Crawford was elected to serve as House Majority Whip by fellow Republicans.[10] As Whip she serves on all House committees in an Ex-officio role. However she also serves on these specific committees:[2]

  • Agriculture Policy
  • Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job Creation
  • Ethics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Leadership for Missouri Issue Development
  • Missouri Sportsman Issue Development


  1. ^ "Senator Sandy Crawford biography". Official Missouri Senate website. 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sandy Crawford - House of Representatives biography". official Missouri House of Representatives website. 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Sandy bio". Friends of Sandy Crawford campaign website. 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Sandy Crawford biography". Project Vote 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mo State House 119 R-Primary". Our 24 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mo State House 119th district General Election". Our 30 November 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mo State House 129-R Primary". Our 31 August 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mo State House District 129 general election". Our 5 December 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Crawford elected House Majority Whip". The Lebanon Daily Record via website. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013.