- Position Held: U.S. Senator 2007-present.
- Party: Democrat
- Home City & County: St. Louis
- Education: Hickman High School, Columbia, MO; University of Missouri-Columbia, 1975 (B.S. political science) ; 1978 (J.D. law)
- Previous Elected Office: State Auditor, 1999-2007; Jackson County Prosecutor, 1992-1999; Jackson County Legislature, 1990-1992; Missouri House, 1982-1988.
- Birth date & Place: July 24, 1953, Rolla, MO
- Family: (1) David Exposito (div.) (2) Joe Shepard; 7 children (combined families)
- Religion: Catholic
- Occupation: attorney
- Work Experience: Kansas City trial lawyer 1989-1991; law clerk, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1979;
- Percentage in Last Election: 50% against incumbent Republican Jim Talent
Interestingly, Betty Anne McCaskill, Claire’s mother, lost a race for a seat in the Missouri House to Leroy Blunt, father of Roy Blunt.
Last Updated 01/08/10