Jefferson City, MO — Today at the Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s office, Keith Schildroth filed paperwork making his candidacy for Missouri State Representative for the District 76. He has been a community volunteer for many years and currently serves at the elected Ward 5 City Councilman in Florissant, Missouri. Keith understands the necessity for smart growth and responsible development having met these challenges serving as a Councilman in Florissant since 2005.
“As councilman, I have worked to further Florissant’s distinctive character as an attractive community with a strong sense of place. Florissant is the anchor city of North County. I ask for the support of the Florissant community.” Schildroth said.
His primary interest in seeking this position is to help keep Florissant the excellent place it is in which to live, work, and play. He expects to work collaboratively with people of diverse opinions at the State Capitol, contributing ideas to forge consensus on the difficult and contentious issues that now face Missouri. He looks upon this office as a service opportunity to continue his long time commitment to community service.
Keith arrived in Florissant over two decades ago. A graduate of Rosary High School in 1978, he received his degree from Florissant Valley Community College in mass communications and attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Keith is currently retired after 32 years with the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Keith is a member of the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne parish. Keith and his wife, Mary are proud parents of four children Nathan, Lauren, Hayley and Cydney.
“Missouri must work hard to keep commitments to the taxpayers to ensure that they receive the level of basic services they deserve,” Schildroth said.
As a City Councilman, Keith has demonstrated his support for our children and seniors by supporting the FLERT bus improvements, renovations at the Dining Center, and also the improvement in the Parks and Recreation Department at Koch Park, The Aquatic Center, St. Ferdinand Park, Bangert Park and two fitness centers.
“Missouri will have challenges that we will be facing in the future which will require sensible planning,” Schildroth said. “I am committed to watching taxpayers’ funds closely and making sure their money is well-invested over the long term.”
“I will listen to the ideas and concerns from my neighbors and always act in the best interest of the people of North St. Louis County. My experience, passion, and commitment to the citizens of Florissant are the reasons I seek this office.” Schildroth said.