MISSOURI
     Nov. 8, 2016 Governor
              Brochure, 9" x 6".
CHRIS KOSTER
GOVERNOR

Putting Politics Aside To Do What's Right for Missouri




Fiscal Accountability: Prosecuting Medicaid Fraud


Under Chris Koster, Missouri became one of  the toughest and most aggressive states in the country prosecuting Medicaid fraud, winning back over $292 mllllon for Missouri taxpayers, an all-time record collection for our state.

By responsibly managing his Attorney General's office, Koster saved taxpayers another $30 million.


Protecting Consumers: Cracking Down On Wall Street Banks and Scam Artists


Koster took on the biggest and most powerful Wall Street banks who were ripping off credit card holders and preying on struggling homeowners, winning more than $222 million for Missouri consumers and taxpayers.

Koster also cracked down on scammers taking advantage of the Joplin tornado, and has won more than $51 million back for victims of fraud and scams.

Contractor Gets 13 Year Sentence For Scamming Three Tornado Victims  -The Joplin Globe, Nov. 18, 2014

"Mr. Koster was the first attorney general in the nation to seek criminal charges against a company, DocX, that helped enable the mortgage fraud that helped bring down the nation's economy." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 19, 2012


A Stronger Economy: Creating Jobs In Every Corner Of Missouri


Koster will boost Missouri's economy and bring good-paying jobs to all corners of the state. He'll modernize Missouri's aging infrastructure - including better roads, expanded broadband internet and new clean energy projects. Koster will also make it easier for small businesses to succeed by reducing red tape and providing incentives, capital and technology they need to start and grow.

CHRIS KOSTER
GOVERNOR

Vote November 8th


 
Chris Koster

Tough, Effective Prosecutor and Attorney General

"In Harrisonville, where I served as Cass County Prosecutor for 10 years, there were no lobbyists or fancy offices. My job was to help people, person by person.

I oversaw more than 100 murder cases, personally prosecuted death penalty cases and put domestic abusers behind bars while finding shelter for their victims.

As Attorney General, I won hundreds of millions of dollars for Missouri taxpayers by rooting out fraud and abuse wherever I found it - in the Medicaid system, among Wall Street banks, and even amid the tragedy left by natural disasters.

Through it all, I've learned government works best when it helps people - person by person. That's what I'll do as your Governor."

Chris


CHRIS KOSTER
GOVERNOR

"one of the nation's most aggressive prosecutions" of mortgage fraud. -The Kansas City Star, Feb. 7, 2012

Koster is "one of those rare politicians who is known more for who he is than the letter after his name." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 9, 2013

"We appreciate everything Attorney General Chris Koster has done on behalf of Missouri agriculture over the last six years." -Steve Taylor, President of Missouri Agribusiness Association

For more information on Chris Koster and his campaign for Governor, visit www.chriskoster.com


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Paid for by Koster for Missouri, Gary Mallory, Treasurer.





Biography  [born Aug. 31, 1964]
www.chriskoster.com/meet-chris

MEET CHRIS

Twice elected to serve as the Attorney General for the State of  Missouri, Chris Koster has governed the way he promised: delivering justice to those who break our laws, defending working families, and fighting against powerful interests that have done wrong to people of our state.

Chris is a hands-on Attorney General, personally prosecuting many high profile cases and arguing before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Missouri. As one of Missouri’s most experienced prosecutors, Chris has personally convicted some of our state’s most notorious murders and has overseen more than 100 murder convictions during his career. As Attorney General, one of his most important duties is supervising our state’s legal process surrounding the imposition of the death penalty.

In 2010, when Missouri ranked as one of the worst states for domestic violence, Chris convened a statewide task force that overhauled Missouri’s outdated domestic violence laws and added important legal protections for survivors.

He has protected consumers from predatory and unethical businesses, and his investigations have led to more than $51 million in restitution for victims.

Chris has also kept his promise to root out fraud and abuse from Medicaid. Under his direction, the Attorney General’s office has recouped more than $282 million for taxpayers.

Being elected Missouri’s Attorney General has brought Chris full circle. He first worked at the Attorney General’s office to help pay for law school. It was during this time he learned the positive impact that an efficient and accountable state government can have on people’s lives. 

As part of his work, he often watched the legislative debate in the Missouri Senate. Chris was inspired by the way members of both parties sought to find bipartisan solutions that would benefit all Missourians, not just a select few.

Upon graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1991, he returned to the Missouri Attorney General’s office. After a year and a half as an Assistant Attorney General, he moved to Kansas City and entered private practice with the law firm Blackwell Sanders, focusing in litigation.

But his calling to public service quickly returned, and in 1994, he won his campaign to become Cass County prosecuting attorney. During his ten years in Harrisonville, he supervised litigation in thousands of cases, including many of western Missouri’s most heinous criminal cases, such as the investigation and prosecution of serial killer John E. Robinson. His determined work on behalf of the people of Cass County led to his overwhelming re-election in 1998 and 2002.

Guided by lessons he learned from south Cass County’s family farmers, teachers, union laborers, and small business owners, Chris was elected to the Missouri State Senate, representing the rural counties of Cass, Johnson, Bates and Vernon.

During his time in the General Assembly, Koster played key roles in the debates over stem cell research, tort reform, agricultural policy and Medicaid fraud. Additionally, in 2006 Koster successfully protected private property rights by reforming Missouri’s eminent domain laws. Farm Bureau President Charlie Kruse praised Koster’s bill as an example for the nation.

Despite these successes, Chris felt an increasing distance from the influence of right wing extremism within the Republican Party. Attacks on medical research and middle class wages, coupled with a lack of support for high-quality public schools were out of step with Chris’s governing philosophy. In 2007, he made the decision to change his party in order to preserve his beliefs and joined the Democratic Party. One year later, he was elected Attorney General.

His father, Rich Koster, was a sports columnist for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. His mother, Patricia, was Director of Sales for Innsbrook Resort and Conference Center in Wright City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University High School, received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Missouri and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.