Missouri onAir

The Missouri onAir Hub supports Missourians to become more informed about and engaged in local, state, and federal politics while facilitating more civil and positive discussions with their representatives, candidates, and fellow citizens.

  • Missouri onAir is one of 50 state governance and elections hubs that the US onAir Network is providing to help reinvigorate US democracy.  This post has short summaries of current state and federal representatives with links to their complete Hub posts.  Students curate post content from government, campaign, social media, and public websites.  Key content on the Missouri Hub is also replicated on the US onAir nations Hub at: us.onair.cc.
  • Missouri students will be forming onAir chapters in their colleges and universities to help curate Hub content.  As more students participate and more onAir chapters are started, we will expand to include more state and local content as well as increase the number of aircasts – student-led, livestreamed, online discussions with candidates, representatives, and the public.

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Mike Parson – MO

Current Position: Governor since 2018
Affiliation: Republican

Parson served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011 and the Missouri Senate from 2011 to 2017. He was elected lieutenant governor in 2016.

Parson has signed a bill criminalizing abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy and opposed Medicaid expansion. He oversaw the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing a temporary stay-at-home order in April 2020 but allowing schools districts to decide whether to close. Parson placed restrictions on mail-in voting during the 2020 U.S. elections, and oversaw Missouri’s reaction to the George Floyd protests

OnAir Post: Mike Parson – MO

MO General Assembly

The Missouri General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Missouri. The bicameral General Assembly is composed of a 34-member Senate and a 163-member House of Representatives. Members of both houses of the General Assembly are subject to term limits. Senators are limited to two four-year terms and representatives to four two-year terms, a total of 8 years for members of both houses.

The General Assembly meets at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Source: Wikipedia

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Josh Hawley – MO

Current Position: US Senator since 2019
Affiliation: Republican

He was a law clerk to Tenth Circuit Judge Michael W. McConnell and Chief Justice John Roberts and then worked as a lawyer, first in private practice from 2008 to 2011 and then for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty from 2011 to 2015. Before becoming Missouri attorney general, he was also an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, and a faculty member of the conservative Blackstone Legal Fellowship.

In December 2020, Hawley provoked a political backlash when he became the first senator to announce plans to object to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 United States presidential election. He led Senate efforts to overturn the Electoral College vote count.

OnAir Post: Josh Hawley – MO

Eric Schmitt – MO

Current Position: US Senator since 2023
Affiliation: Republican

Schmitt served as the 43rd Missouri Attorney General from 2019 to 2023.

From 2005 to 2008, Schmitt was an alderman for Glendale, Missouri. He served as member of the Missouri Senate from 2009 to 2017, representing the 15th district. In 2016, Schmitt was elected Missouri state treasurer. On November 13, 2018, Governor Mike Parson named Schmitt attorney general of Missouri after the incumbent, Josh Hawley, was elected to the United States Senate. On November 3, 2020, Schmitt was elected to a full four-year term as attorney general. As AG, he filed lawsuits to have the Affordable Care Act invalidated by courts and sued school districts and municipalities for implementing mask requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was a partner at the firm Lathrop & Gage, LLP in Clayton, Missouri.[8] Schmitt served as an alderman for Glendale, Missouri, from 2005 to 2008; he was one of two aldermen for Ward 3.

OnAir Post: Eric Schmitt – MO

Missouri Votes in 2024

Federal & state elections on the ballot: US Senator, 8 US House members, and State Senate and House members

Ballot measures:

The Missouri Elections & Voting, part of the Secretary of State, oversees all Missouri elections.

OnAir Post: Missouri Votes in 2024

Missouri Collaborators

The US onAir Network will be working with volunteers from Missouri universities, colleges, and nonprofit organizations to oversee the curation and moderation of posts, aircasts (online discussions), and in person events for the Missouri onAir Hub …  related to federal, state, and local elections and government.

Our first outreach will be to University of Missouri partly because of its proximity to the state capital. We have identified many of University of Missouri ’s civic engagement, academic, internship and research programs related to making democracy and civic responsibility a focus of higher learning on their campus … for students, faculty, staff, and local community. This post, over time, will have similar information on other collaborating organizations in the state.

Contact ben.murphy@onair.cc for more information on how to involve your organization.

About Missouri

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.[6] With more than six million residents, it is the 19th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. Missouri is bordered by eight states (tied for the most with Tennessee): Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee (via the Mississippi River) to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the south are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri’s eastern border.

Government Website    Wikipedia page 

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