Elected in 2011, Chrissy currently serves as your State Representative for District 106. She has been a part of the St. Charles community since 1987 where she currently resides with her husband Mike and their two children.
Her professional experience and cultural/community involvement combined with her educational background & political training have prepared her for this role.
Sommer is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St Louis with more than 30 years of professional business experience including being vice president of accounting, sales, and marketing for her family’s business and managing her husband’s CPA firm and Office Building.
In addition, she is a longtime community leader and volunteer in the St Charles Area. Chrissy has served as President of the Harvest Ridge PTO and the St Charles Jaycees. She has also served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 911 at Harvester Christian Church and Assistant Leader of Girl Scout Troop 4433 at Harvest Ridge Elementary.
“I think it is important to have people in Jefferson City who understand what it is like to be a business owner,” she said. “We need people there who have worked within a budget, have paid expenses including payroll taxes, who have dealt with the regulations, and who understands what it is like to be a business owner in today’s world. We need someone who understands that when things get tight, we don’t just keep spending or take on a huge debt. You must continue to look for ways to balance the budget and cut expenses.”
Sommer was elected in 2008 to serve on the St Charles County Republican Central Committee and continues to be a part of this Elected Committee. You do not have to worry about Chrissy Sommer staying behind the scenes. She believes that in order to be a benefit to society you must be involved. “I don’t just sit on the sidelines but like to take a more active approach in life” Sommer said. “My friends and family, including my husband and children, are excited that I have decided to seek office. And what a better motivator than having your own children backing you as you do something to protect their future.”
Sommer’s family has a long and rich tradition of public and community service. Her late grandfather ran for Congress back in the early 70’s which inspired her to take an interest in her country. Her husband, Mike, currently serves on the Francis Howell Board of Education as well as numerous other community and civic organizations.
“I’ve always believed that government should live within its means, just like our families do and I will bring that same approach to Jefferson City,” added Sommer.
“I want to live in a Missouri where jobs are abundant, where our children can receive a world-class education, and where they can live and raise their families, in the best state in the Midwest. I will work hard each and every day to do these things,” Chrissy said.
“I am a leader who will fight for long-term solutions to revitalize our economy, improve our schools, and make state government more efficient, transparent, and accountable. I also believe that Government does not Create Jobs but needs to get out of the way of those that can Create Jobs so that they WILL Create Jobs”.
Chrissy is Pro-Small Business, Pro-Family Values, Pro-Life, Pro-Property Rights,
Pro-Individual Rights, Pro-Freedom, Pro-Constitution,
and will stand by her conservative values!
I currently serve on the following committees:
- Vice-Chairman Professional Registration and Licensing
- General Laws
- Higher Education
- Property, Life and Casualty Insurance
- Policy Development – Transportation
Other committees I have served on:
- Appropriations – General Administration (Vice Chair)
- Administration and Accounts
- Appropriations – Public Safety and Corrections
- Economic Development
- Downsizing State Government
- Small Business
- Special Standing Committee on Small Business
- Local Government
- Fiscal Review
- Joint Review Committee on Downtown and Rural Economic Stimulus Act
- Missouri Sportsman Issue Development
- Issue Development Standing Committee on Cowboy Caucus on Agricultural Issues
- Interim Committee on Improving Government Responsiveness and Efficiency
- Interim Committee on Education