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Sworn into office on Wednesday, Jan. 4 to represent the 33rd District in the Missouri Senate, Sen. Mike Cunningham serves constituents in the counties of Texas, Wright, Webster, Douglas, Ozark Howell, Oregon, and Ripley.
A 1965 graduate of Macon High School, Sen. Cunningham attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in economics from Truman State University in 1972.
Before beginning his journey in the Missouri Legislature as a state representative (elected in 2002), Sen. Cunningham owned and managed Cunningham’s Fresh Foods, a supermarket in Marshfield, Mo.; he retired in 2001. Senator Cunningham also served as city administrator for Marshfield from 1974 to 1979 and worked for Coca-Cola USA in Atlanta, Ga. In addition, he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, serving from 1967 to 1969, attaining the rank of sergeant E-5 in the military police.
In the Missouri Senate, Sen. Cunningham serves as Chair of the Fiscal Oversight Committee, and is a member of the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee; the Insurance and Banking Committee; and the Professional Registration Committee. He is also a member of the Joint Committee on Legislative Research and the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee.
In addition to his legislative duties, Sen. Cunningham is a livestock farmer. He lives in Rogersville, Mo, and has three children: sons Zach, his wife, Cassie; Seth, his wife Chelsea; and daughter Leah, and her husband Jeremy. He is also proud grandfather to Baylee, Connor, Blaire and Waylon.
Elected to the Senate: 2012, 2016
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy & the Environment
Fiscal Oversight, Chairman
Insurance and Banking, Vice-Chairman
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Task Force on the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund
Health Facilities Review Committee
Missouri Commission on the Delta Regional Authority