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On January 14th, 2013, Chris Koster was sworn in for a second term as the 41st Attorney General of the state of Missouri. As Attorney General, Koster created a Domestic Violence Task Force which led to comprehensive new laws to protect domestic violence survivors; recovered a record $200 million to the state’s health care system from fraudulent Medicaid providers; cracked down on violations of workers' rights; aggressively protected Missouri consumers against fraud, including mortgage-relief and debt-settlement scams; and supported law enforcement in fighting the spread of methamphetamine and violent crime.
Prior to being elected Attorney General, Mr. Koster served in the Missouri Senate from 2004 to 2008, representing Cass, Johnson, Bates, and Vernon counties. He previously served as Cass County Prosecuting Attorney for ten years.
Mr. Koster was born and raised in St. Louis. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.