Andrew Koenig is a Missouri-born politician who is currently a member of the Missouri State Senate. Before stepping into his current position, Koenig was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives and the owner of a successful paint company alongside his father. His first run for office was in 2008 where he ran unopposed. Koenig is a member of the Republican party.
Personal Life of Andrew Koenig, Missouri State Senator
Koenig was born in Missouri on December 21, 1982. He is currently 35 years old. In his youth, Koenig attended Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, from which he graduated in 2001. Upon graduation, he further his education at Lindenwood University, from where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Philosophy. Post-graduation, Koenig went on to assist his father in their co-owned paint company, starting in 1997. Koenig also worked as an insurance adjuster and construction company owner.
Koenig currently resides in Manchester, Missouri, with his wife, Brooke Koenig, and three children: Jeremiah Koenig, Isaac Koenig, and Gideon Koenig.
The career of Andrew Koenig, Missouri State Senator
Koenig’s political career began in 2008 when he ran in the general election for Missouri’s 88th District House of Representatives. Unopposed, Koenig won the race with 14,814 votes in his favor. Koenig officially assumed the position in 2009, taking over for Neal C. St. Onge, who preceded him. In 2010, he ran for reelection for Missouri’s 88th District House of Representatives. Unopposed once again, Koenig kept the position with 10,582 votes in his favor.
In 2012, Koenig ran in the general election for Missouri’s 99th District House of Representatives. This time, however, he was not unopposed. Also running for the position was Democratic candidate William Pinkston. In the end, however, with 10,755 residents in his favor, Koenig won the election, taking home 59.2% of the votes. Pinkston, on the only hand, only received 7,405 votes, 40.8% of the total. Koenig assumed the new position in 2013, taking over for Mike Sutherland. Jill Schupp took over for his position in Missouri’s 88th District House of Representatives upon his departure.
In 2014, Koenig ran for reelection into Missouri’s 99th District House of Representatives. Once again, he was competing against Democratic candidate William Pinkston. However, the results of this election were far more clear than those of 2014, with Koenig taking home 63.5% of the total vote, whereas Pinkston was only able to receive 36.5% with 3,996 votes in his favor.
In 2016, Koenig ran for election into the Missouri State Senate. In the primary election, Koenig was up against fellow Republican candidate Rick Stream. Koenig won the primary, taking home 53.14% of the 25,886 total votes. The stream was only able to take home 46.86%.
In the general election, Koenig was up against Democratic candidate Stephen Eagleton. The final consensus was apparent, with Koenig winning 61.05% of the 103,181 total votes. Eagleton was only able to secure 38.95% of the total votes. In January of 2017, Koenig officially stepped into the position. His term in the Missouri State Senate will end on January 5, 2021.