Andrew Bailey was sworn in as the 44th Attorney General of the State of Missouri on January 3, 2023. Andrew is a combat veteran, father of four, prosecutor, and constitutional conservative who fights for the people of Missouri every day as the State’s chief legal official.
Andrew went to college at the University of Missouri on an Army scholarship. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States, Andrew was commissioned as an officer in the Army and took an Oath to defend our Constitution. He volunteered for combat duty to take the fight to the enemies of freedom, volunteered to go to Iraq, and did two tours as an Armored Cavalry Officer. For his service, Andrew was awarded two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, a Combat Action Badge, and two Bronze Star Medals.
Following the honor of wearing the uniform to serve our nation, Andrew returned to his alma mater to attend law school, and became a prosecutor to fight violent crime and protect Missouri communities. He began his legal career at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General and later served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and as General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Corrections. In 2019, Andrew joined the Missouri Governor’s Office, serving first as Deputy Counsel and then General Counsel. Andrew has handled countless cases in both state and federal courts throughout his career, defending our constitutional freedoms and the most vulnerable while delivering justice for victims.
It was in the courtroom where Andrew saw too many Missouri children in need of a caring, loving home. Those experiences motivated him and his wife, Jessica, to become foster parents. They are now blessed with four beautiful children ranging from 6 months to 10 years old, and reside in Montgomery County.
As Attorney General, Andrew is focused on protecting the Constitution, enforcing the laws as written, defending the state, supporting the counties, and training a new generation of service-minded attorneys.