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On Monday, Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller announced he will run for Secretary in the 2012 elections. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended his press conference on the steps of the historic courthouse in Springfield, and has this report.
Representative Shane Schoeller, a Republican, has served in the Missouri House since he was elected in November of 2006. He became Speaker Pro Tem during his third term. Schoeller lives in his hometown of Willard with his wife and two children.
According to his House website, he represents communities in the northern half of the Greene County District including Walnut Grove, Fair Grove and Willard. He’s also a board member for the Willard Chamber of Commerce and Clear Vision Drama Company, a Christian-based production company. Schoeller graduated from Branson High School and received his B. S. from Southern Baptist University.
Schoeller says he feels Missouri politics is about serving the public.
“We need to restore the faith in the office of Secretary of State, because it defends two sacred institutions. And those are fair elections, and free enterprise,” Schoeller says.
Schoeller has worked as a field representative for former Senators John Ashcroft and Kit Bond, and as a legislative assistant for then Congressman Roy Blunt. Schoeller was also the Administrative Aide to former Governor Matt Blunt during his time as Secretary of State. For KSMU News, I’m Theresa Bettmann.