Missouri Voters Advance School Choice Champions

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s largest school choice organization, congratulates the candidates who support giving parents the opportunity to choose the best school for their child on their victories in Tuesday’s elections in Missouri. The election results are in line with numerous public polls that have found strong, bipartisan support for school choice.

Statement from John Schilling, President of the American Federation for Children:

“At a time when Missouri parents are demanding more options for their children’s education, it comes as no surprise to us that tonight’s primary voters rewarded candidates who support giving families a wider range of choices in schooling. Tonight’s election results were a strong vote in favor of school choice.”


The American Federation for Children has been advocating in Missouri for educational excellence and academic accountability with an agenda that includes statewide expansion of charter schools, the creation of a private school choice program and easier access for students to virtual learning. We are encouraged by the following victories:


HD 33 Chris Sander
HD 40  Chad Perkins
HD 63 Richard West
HD 124 Dr. Lisa Thomas
HD 156 Brian Seitz
HD 157 Mitch Boggs

SD 23 Bill Eigel (incumbent)
SD 27 Holly Rehder