99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
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Elementary and Secondary Education
Special Committee on Government Oversight
Special Committee on Tourism
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Gretchen Bangert, a Democrat, represents Florissant, Hazelwood and parts of unincorporated St. Louis County (District 69) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2016.
Prior to her legislative duties, Rep. Bangert worked as a Job Coach with STL Youth Jobs, Director of Education for Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, Assistant Auditor for St. Louis County Government, and Administrative Assistant to the St. Louis County Council.
Volunteering in her community is extremely important to Gretchen. She has spent countless hours serving as a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, as well as Chairman of the Pre-School Board at Atonement Lutheran; member and leader of numerous education and city committees; and PTA leadership. She also has formed and served as the Executive Director of the Marching Wildcat Booster Organization, and served as a coach for youth basketball, soccer, and softball.
Rep. Bangert was born in Evanston, Illinois, and moved to the St. Louis area as a young child. She then moved to Florissant, where she graduated from McCluer North High School. She went on to receive an associate’s degree in Business Management and Accounting.
She currently resides in Florissant with her husband, Mike. Together they have four children. Gretchen and her husband attend Atonement Lutheran Church and her entire family is active with various community organizations, including a charity basketball tournament which they started in 2010.
Establishes a presumption that an emergency worker diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder incurred the disorder in the course of employment as an emergency worker
Requires driver’s license examiners to demonstrate to applicants what he or she is likely to experience during a traffic stop and requires driver's education providers to include curriculum on traffic stops
Requires the state board of education to convene a work group about a ninth grade course on career readiness
Prohibits anyone from using a hand-held electronic wireless communication device while driving a non-commercial motor vehicle unless the device is equipped for hands-free operation and is being used in that manner
Authorizes a tax deduction for teachers who receive income as student loan forgiveness