The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

September 24, 2012

Sunday Forum: Campaign Biographies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Chris Koster

“On January 12th, 2009, Chris Koster was sworn in as the 41st attorney general of the state of Missouri.”

“From 2004 to 2008, Koster represented the 31st district in the Missouri Senate, which covers Cass, Johnson, Bates and Vernon counties ... During his time in the General Assembly, Koster played key roles in the debates over stem cell research, tort reform and the elimination of Medicaid fraud.”

“ ... Koster served as Cass County Prosecuting Attorney for 10 years. He was first elected prosecutor in 1994 and was re-elected in 1998 and 2002 by wide margins ... He led investigations into many of Kansas City’s most notorious criminal cases, including the investigation and prosecution of serial killer John E. Robinson. He has extensive trial experience and has personally argued and won cases before the Missouri Supreme Court.”

“Prior to becoming prosecuting attorney, Koster practiced law with the Kansas City law firm of Blackwell Sanders. He also served as an assistant attorney general from 1991 to 1993.”

“He received ... his law degree from University of Missouri in 1991. Additionally, Koster earned a masters in business administration from Washington University in 2002.”

Source: www.chriskoster.com

Ed Martin

“ ... Ed is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law. During law school, Ed specialized in health law and also pursued and later completed a master’s degree in health care ethics from St. Louis University graduate school.

“After graduation from law school ... he delayed beginning a judicial clerkship to serve his church. As the director of the Human Rights Office for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Ed led an office in educating and advocating for pro-life issues, educational opportunities for all, and outreach to the community as part of the new evangelization. After the end of this church service, Ed spent the summer working at the Institute for Justice in Washington, D.C.

“During the 2001-02 term of the federal Court of Appeals for Eighth Circuit, Ed served (as) a judicial clerk to Honorable Pasco M. Bowman, II.  ... Immediately following his clerkship, Ed joined the St. Louis-based international law firm Bryan Cave ... specializing in commercial litigation.

“In the fall of 2004, Ed left Bryan Cave and started his own law firm.

“In 2006, Ed was appointed as chief of staff to Gov. Matt Blunt.”

Source: edmartinformissouri.com

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