January 11, 2023

Eric Schmitt Sworn in as Senator

January 3rd 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, Eric Schmitt was sworn in as the next United States Senator for Missouri. Senator Schmitt completed his oath of office and was sworn for the 118th Congress earlier today.

“I’m truly humbled and honored by the opportunity to continue to serve the people of the great state of Missouri as a United States Senator,” said Senator Eric Schmitt. “I will continue to serve as a champion for all Missourians, to fight for the farmers, the small business owners, and Missouri parents and families, and will continue to push back on government intrusion and overreach at every step. This is a new day, and I’m excited for what comes next.” 



Senator Eric Schmitt began his public service as an alderman in his home town of Glendale, Missouri. From there, he was elected as a State Senator for Missouri’s 15th district. He then served as State Treasurer, and eventually as Missouri’s Attorney General. 


Senator Schmitt entered public service to serve as a voice for his son Stephen, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors on his major organs. Stephen has epilepsy, is on the autism spectrum, and is non-verbal. 


Throughout his time in public service, Senator Schmitt has prioritized pushing back on government overreach at all levels, from fighting taxation by citation systems in St. Louis municipalities to defeating COVID-19 vaccine mandates in court. 


Senator Schmitt grew up in Bridgeton, Missouri, graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School and Truman State University, and earned his law degree from St. Louis University Law School. He and his wife Jaime have three children. 


Senator Schmitt is 47 years old and was sworn in as the 2,000th Senator in United States History.