Claire McCaskill (born the July 24th 1953 with Kirkwood (Missouri)) is a political woman American, member of the Democratic party and senator elected of Missouri to the Congrès of the United States since the November 7th 2006.
Family and studiesFrom Catholic religion , Claire McCaskill was born in Rolla, Missouri. His/her father, William Y. McCaskill, were Member of the Commission of insurance of the state during the administration of the governor Warren Hearnes. His/her mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, were the first woman elected at the municipal council of Columbia. She failed to be made elect appointed with the Lower House of Missouri, beaten by Leroy Blunt, the father of Matt Blunt, future governor of Missouri.
Professional pathExcept for the years 1989 with 1991 where she worked for a private cabinet, the professional path of McCaskill was held in the public sector, initially near the Court of Appeal of the western district of Missouri to Kansas City then like member of the office of the prosecutor of the county of Jackson.
Political careerIn 1982, McCaskill is elected at the assembly of the State of the Missouri where it represents the county of Brookside located close to Kansas City. Married in first weddings with David Exposito, it is the first elected to give birth, during a mandate, with a child (it will have 3 of them before divorcing in 1995).
In 1988, it gives up the assembly to try to be made elect at the post of prosecutor of the county of Jackson but gives up, following the clogging of candidatures at the time of the democratic primary educations.
In 1990, it is elected at the assembly of the county of Jackson (equivalent with the council of county) which it leaves in 1992 following its election at the post of prosecutor of the county of Jackson.
Re-elected prosecutor in 1996, his mandate is sullied by a federal investigation into a drug trafficking concerning his offices.
In 1998, McCaskill is elected listener of the state.
In April 2002, it Marie in second weddings with Joseph Shepard, a business man of Saint-Louis.
In August 2004, it gains the democratic primary educations for the election of the post of governor against the outgoing holder, Bob Holden. The November 2nd 2004, with 47,9% of the voices, it nevertheless is beaten by its republican adversary, Matt Blunt (50,8%).
The countryside concentrates on the debate on the financing of the human Original cells starting from Embryon S.
With the assistance of the actor Michael J. Fox, she denounces the positions of Jim Talent the outgoing Republican senator who had refused to vote in favor of the federal financing of research on the original cells.
The November 7th 2006, it is elected senator after having beaten Jim Talent by obtaining 50% of the voices, that is to say a little more 41 000 of votes in front of the outgoing senator (47%). Its victory was mainly due to the votes of the urban areas of Saint Louis and Kansas City.
It should be member from 2007 of 5 senatorial commissions of which those on the trade, the Indian businesses, the internal security.
It will occupy the seat formerly held by Harry Truman.
- Official site of Claire McCaskill
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