District 06 – Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, and Osage
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Senator Mike Bernskoetter, a Republican, took the oath of office on Jan. 9, 2019, to serve the residents of the 6th Senatorial District.
Before being elected to the Missouri Senate, Sen. Bernskoetter served as the representative for the 59th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. First elected in 2010, he served eight years in the Missouri House.
In addition to his legislative duties, Sen. Bernskoetter and his wife Jeannette have owned and operated Art’s Pest Control for 32 years. Senator Bernskoetter also serves as a lector, Eucharistic and hospitality minister at Immaculate Conception Parish.
Senator Bernskoetter is a member of the following organizations: Knights of Columbus, Elks, Eagles, East Side Business Association, West Side Business Association, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, Wardsville Lions Club, Home Builders Association, Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Farm Bureau, 2001 Jefferson City Chamber Leadership Class, Sons of the American Legion Post 5, American Legion Riders of Missouri and the YMCA. Senator Bernskoetter also served as president of the Missouri Pest Management Association and has received the John Veatch Award and Man of the Year Award for his work in the pest control industry.
Senator Bernskoetter is a graduate of Helias High School.
Born in Jefferson City, Sen. Bernskoetter is a lifelong resident of Cole County and currently lives in Jefferson City with his wife, Jeannette. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
Elected to the Senate: 2018
House of Representatives: 2010 – 2018
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, Chairman
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Small Business & Industry
Joint Committee on Agriculture
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Revision Subcommittee, Chairman
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
Joint Committee on Rural Economic Development
Interim Committee on Illegal Immigration
Select Committee on Redistricting, Chairman
Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact Commission
MODOT and Patrol Employees’ Retirement System(MPERS) Board of Trustees