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Claire McCaskill


The first woman to be elected Jackson County Prosecutor, head of the largest prosecutor’s office in the state,Claire McCaskill was born on 1953 in Rolla, Missouri. She finished her schooling years at David H. Hickman School. Later she graduated from the University of Missouri with the Law degree.She is an American Democrats.

After law school, Claire McCaskill started working as an assistant prosecutor in Kansas City. Later she was elected as the Jackson County Prosecutor. She, then utilizing the opportunity and resources available, launched drug courts, established a domestic violence unit, to curb the domestic, sex and child abuse prevalent in the society.

Later, in 1982, she chaired the General Assembly’s Civil and Criminal Justice Committee, winning a seat in Missouri State Legislature. Also, she was Missouri State Auditor after winning the reelection of Jackson County Prosecutor.

Claire McCaskill also established her own party, and two years later in 2006, she became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri.

During her time period in public service, Claire, along with her Republican colleagues established a ban on Congressional earmarks, which helped cancel unusual automatic pay raises for Congress. Also, she authored a bill to cover on federal discretionary spending.

Senator Claire also, fought bravely to protect the post offices of rural Missouri from closures. Later in 2015, McCaskillwas honored as the top-ranking Democrat, while working on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. While in the committee, she investigated in the critical areas that included: fraudulent robocalls, U.S. Energy Department, credit reports, security clearance background checks, Army National Guard recruiting program, and sexual violence on college or university.

Claire McCaskill is married to Joseph and they have seven children and nine grandchildren together.

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