JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – – Missouri Farm Bureau’s (MOFB) Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed Kurt Schaefer for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District on Thursday. Trustees of the East Central Regional Endorsement Committee voted to endorse his candidacy. 

Schaefer represented Missouri’s 19th Senate district for two terms and earned the MOFB PAC’s endorsement in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. He is now running to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, who has represented Missouri residents in Washington, DC since 2009.  

“Throughout his time in the Missouri Senate, Kurt Schaefer understood what was needed to secure the long-term sustainability of agriculture in the state,” said James Koepke, chairman of the East Central Regional Endorsement Committee. “His continued battle against government regulations that hinder local economic growth shows that he puts real action behind his words.” 

In his role as the Missouri Senate Appropriations Chair, Schaefer worked to control the state’s budget. In addition, his focus on both energy security and small business expansion support Farm Bureau’s efforts to build up all corners of the state through rural development promotion. 

Trustees are selected by their county Farm Bureau organizations. They interview candidates, review voting records and seek their positions on issues prior to voting on endorsements.

MOFB is Missouri’s largest farm organization with a presence in every county throughout the state. To learn more about the MOFB PAC, visit our website.