JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, took the oath of office to become the new senator for Missouri’s 28th Senatorial District yesterday (9/13).
“I am thrilled to be able to continue my service in the Missouri Legislature, and start my new role as Missouri senator,” Sen. Crawford said. “I am looking forward to working with some great people and getting to work for the betterment and values of not only the 28th District, but for all of the Show-Me State.”
Senator Crawford was elected to the Missouri Senate in August of 2017. She served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2010-2017.
Prior to this, Sen. Crawford enjoyed a 30-year banking career at O’Bannon Bank in Buffalo.
Senator Crawford is a lifelong resident of Dallas County. She is a 1975 graduate of Buffalo High School. Senator Crawford received her B. S. in Finance from Missouri State University in 1995, and she is a 1998 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.
Senator Crawford is a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lebanon, where she teaches a third-grade girls Sunday school class. Her other memberships include Dallas County Cattlemen, NRA, Farm Bureau, Buffalo FFA Alumni, State Fair Foundation, FBLA (Professional Division member) and Lebanon Rotary (honorary member). In addition, she is a member of the Buffalo, Lebanon, Bolivar, El Dorado Springs and Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Senator Crawford is on the advisory board for Lebanon Technical and Career Center, and she serves as a board member for the Buffalo Area Community Housing Corporation.
She and her husband John raise beef cattle near Buffalo, where they reside.