Wes Shoemyer

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Wes Shoemyer
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 18th district
In office
2007 - 2011
Preceded by John W. Cauthorn
Succeeded by Brian Munzlinger
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 9th district
In office
2001 - 2006
Personal details
Born (1961-03-30) March 30, 1961 (age 56)
Hannibal, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Cheryl
Residence Clarence, Missouri
Occupation farmer
Religion Baptist

Wes Shoemyer (born March 30, 1961, in Hannibal, Missouri) is a former Senator for the eighteenth district of the Missouri Senate. The district includes all or portions of thirteen counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Audain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, and Shelby.


Shoemyer was raised in Shelby County, Missouri and graduated from South Shelby R-IV High School in 1979. He attended the University of Missouri. Shoemyer and wife Cheryl live on their rural Monroe County farm with their three daughters and one son.[1]

Political history[edit]

Shoemyer was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2000 representing the 9th district. He won the 2006 election for the seat that was vacated by John Cauthorn. He defeated Bob Behnen, a former Representative for the second district of the Missouri House of Representatives. Shoemyer won by 1,842 votes, or 3.4%.[2] In the 2010 general election, Shoemyer was defeated by Republican Brian Munzlinger.

Missouri 18th District State Senate Election 2010

Missouri 18th District State Senate Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bob Behnen 26,953 48.3%
Democratic Wes Shoemyer 28,795 51.7% Winner
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Munzlinger 30,532 58.3% Winner
Democratic Wes Shoemyer 21,813 41.7%


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Preceded by
John W. Cauthorn
Missouri State Senator - 18th District
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by
Brian Munzlinger