JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Troopers Association announced its endorsement Monday of Sen. Kurt Schaefer in the race to become Missouri’s next attorney general. The Association’s Executive Board voted unanimously in favor of supporting Schaefer.
“We are proud to endorse Senator Kurt Schaefer for Attorney General,” said President Cody Fulkerson. “As a former assistant attorney general, he has hands on experience prosecuting crimes. As a senator, he has supported all members of law enforcement. He is only the sixth political endorsement made by the Troopers Association in our 35 year history.”
The troopers are impressed by Schaefer’s long legal career in both the private and public sectors. Schaefer began his legal career as an assistant attorney general from 1995 to 1999. He has served as general counsel and deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, special counsel to the Governor, special counsel to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and special assistant United States attorney general. Schaefer has practiced law as a partner at Lathrop & Gage LLP since 2007.
“I am the only person in this race that has worked with the Missouri Highway Patrol to prosecute criminals in courtrooms across Missouri and put murderers on death row; it is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Missouri State Troopers Association,” said Schaefer. “Ensuring that victims and the loved ones left behind receive justice has been the focus of a large part of my legal career.”
Rachael Herndon was the editor at The Missouri Times and also produced This Week in Missouri Politics, published Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosted the #MoLeg podcast. She joined The Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.