JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt was sworn in on Monday for another term as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General.
Standing alongside family and other statewide officers, Attorney General Schmitt was administered the oath of office by Judge Tom Albus, former First Assistant Attorney General in Schmitt’s office and current Circuit Judge in St. Louis County’s 21st Judicial Circuit.
Eric Schmitt has served as Missouri’s Attorney General since January 3, 2019, and was elected to a four year term in November 2020.
“It’s been one of my highest honors to serve as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General for the past two years, and the oath that I took when sworn in is one that I take seriously and reverently,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “Obtaining justice on behalf of victims has been one of my main motivating factors in everything I’ve done for the past two years - working to combat violent crime, clearing the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, rooting out human trafficking, and fighting for wronged consumers. I pledge to continue that important work and serve as the voice for all six million Missourians.”
Eric previously served as a state senator, Missouri’s 46th State Treasurer, and now serves as Missouri’s Attorney General.
Since taking office in January of 2019, Attorney General Schmitt has made fighting for victims a central focus of his Office, and has worked to combat violent crime in Missouri’s major cities, protect consumers from fraud and scams, fight human trafficking through unique initiatives, and clear the backlog of untested sexual assault kits.