|Commissioner of the State Tax Commission of Missouri|
|Assumed office |
July 31, 2017
|Member of the Missouri Senate|
from the 8th district
|Preceded by||Matt Bartle|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives|
from the 48th district
|Preceded by||Mike Sager|
|Succeeded by||Gary Cross|
|Born||March 22, 1973|
|Residence||Lee's Summit, Missouri|
Will Kraus (born March 22, 1973) is an American politician who represents Eastern Jackson County, Missouri in the Missouri Senate. He is a Republican. The district includes the cities of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Independence (part), Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack and Oak Grove.
Kraus was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2004 after defeating Democrat Mike Sager in the general election 8,580 votes to 6,526. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He has served as Vice-Chair on both the Missouri House of Representatives' Utilities and Health Care Policy Committees, and has also served on the Job Creation and Economic Development Committee.
On August 3, 2010, Kraus won the Republican Primary for Missouri's 8th District State Senatorial District; which represents Eastern Jackson County, defeating State Representatives Bryan Pratt and Gary Dusenberg.
On November 2, 2010, Kraus won the general election against Kevin Parr (Libertarian) and was sworn in as the state senator for the 8th District on January 5, 2011. He is running unopposed for re-election to the Senate in 2014.
|Republican||Will Kraus (unopposed)||31,432||100%|
Kraus resides in Lee's Summit, MO with his wife Carmen, and his two sons Tylor and Tannor. Tylor, the elder of the two sons, is in the Army. Tannor, graduated in May 2016, and plans to attend Missouri Baptist on a basketball scholarship.
- "Sen. Kraus announces his candidacy for Missouri secretary of state". Columbia Missourian. July 10, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- "Senator Will Kraus: Biography". Missouri Senate. Retrieved 4 September 2010.