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JEFFERSON CITY — On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, was officially sworn in to represent the 33rd Senatorial District in the Missouri Senate. This district includes Texas, Wright, Webster, Douglas, Ozark Howell, Oregon, and Ripley counties.
“This morning, I was humbled by the presence of my loved ones and colleagues as I was sworn in as state senator for the 33rd District and made an oath to represent my constituents to the best of my ability,” Sen. Cunningham said. “I look forward to making a difference in our great state and supporting the values of a small government in Missouri.”
A 1965 graduate of Macon High School, Sen. Cunningham attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in economics from Truman State University in 1972.
Before beginning his journey in the Missouri Legislature as a state representative (elected in 2002), Sen. Cunningham owned and managed Cunningham’s Fresh Foods, a supermarket in Marshfield, Mo., he retired in 2001.
Senator Cunningham also served as city administrator for Marshfield from 1974 to 1979 and worked for Coca-Cola USA in Atlanta, Ga. In addition, he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, serving from 1967 to 1969, attaining the rank of sergeant E-5 in the military police. In addition to his legislative duties, Sen. Cunningham is a livestock farmer. He lives in Rogersville, Mo., and has three children: Zack, Seth and Leah.
To learn more about Sen. Cunningham and his legislative priorities, visit his Senate website at www.senate.mo.gov/cunningham