Standing alongside state Sen. Scott Sifton, D-1, Schieffer announced he will seek the seat currently held by Sen. Jolie Justus, D-10, a Kansas City Democrat that took over the seat after redistricting.
Currently, Schieffer’s district covers Lincoln, Callaway, Audrain, Montgomery, Warren and Monroe counties.
Schieffer used the opportunity to make a strong, pro-labor position, accusing House Speaker Tim Jones of trying to “dismantle” unions and “attack” working families.
“I’m 100-percent pro-union,” Schieffer said. “But this new Republican majority seems obsessed with attacking unions instead of finding ways to create growth and bring jobs to the state. I won’t have that problem in the Senate.”
Schieffer took office in the House during 2006 and currently is serving his fourth term in office.
Collin Reischman was the Managing Editor for The Missouri Times, and a graduate of Webster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.