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Senator Schmitt receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ Award


Jefferson City, MO — Senator Eric Schmitt was presented with the “Legislator of the Year” award at the 2013 Missouri Lincoln Day convention in St. Louis, whicheric schmitt was awarded by the Missouri Foundation of the Grand Order Pachyderms.  The award was presented by the Foundation’s President, Bob Gough.

During the current legislative session, Schmitt filed bills creating tax incentives for sporting events, reducing the corporate income tax, and mandating new requirements for all existing tax credit programs.

In addition to sponsoring one of several bills to dedicate the new I-70 Bridge to the late Stan Musial, Schmitt has filed bills dealing with home breweries, and moving the Missouri Presidential Primary date from February to March.

“I am honored with so many capable and good legislators to receive the award,” Schmitt told The Missouri Times. “As we look ahead, the Republican Party must continue t be the party of ideas and to win the argument on the tough issues; to be the party that believes in the American Dream and works to make that attainable for every American. We must dedicate ourselves to remove any obstacles that stand between the individual, their hard work and their success.

A senator since 2008, Schmitt was raised in St. Louis County where he graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School. He later attended Truman University where he graduated cum laude before earning his J.D. at Saint Louis University, where he was Editor of the Law Review. He currently serves as the Majority Caucus Chairman and is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government.

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