Who Is Andrew Koenig?


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Andrew Koenig | Missouri State Representative

I have been a lifelong resident of west St. Louis county. I'm excited to be running for state Senate in the 15th District on August 2, 2016.

My wife Brooke and I have three sons Jeremiah who is 10, Isaac who is 8 and Gideon who is 6. We are active members of the West County Assembly of God and we are very involved in our community.

I earned a business degree from Lindenwood Universit, the proud owner of a successfull construction business, a licensed insurance adjuster, and my wife and I are licensed and foster parents.

Helping Children Before Foster Care

Recently, my family have become foster parents. I saw first hand the difficulties families like us have undertaken to serve our state's most vulnerable children.  Often these children come from broken families and suffer from issues ranging from simple neglect to physical, emotional, and sexual abuses that are beyond comprehension.

Our Foster Care system is critical in keeping children safe, but it has flaws. The most import flaw is prevention. Today, our Foster Care system has limited options to fixing problems before a child is placed in the custody of the Children’s Division.

Last week the Missouri House passed House Bill 150 with a vote of 112 to 47.  Currently Missourians can receive unemployment benefits for 26 weeks from the state and none is offered by the Federal Government.  This is because the Federal Extensions were not renewed by Congress in 2013.  HB 150 would decrease the duration of unemployment benefits as the unemployment rate decreases.  Below is a chart that shows howthese rates are determined: