98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Professional Registration and Licensing, Vice-Chairman
Property, Casualty, and Life Insurance
Select Committee on General Laws
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Chrissy Sommer, a Republican, represents part of St. Charles County (District 106) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected in a special election in November 2011 and took office in January 2012.
Rep. Sommer has over 35 years of experience in the private sector and has served as vice president of accounting, sales, and marketing for her family’s business and managed her husband’s CPA firm and professional office building.
Rep. Sommer has over 35 years of Community Service experience. As a JCI Senator and 10th Degree Jaycee, she served as the St Charles Jaycees President and numerous other positions. As a First Class Girl Scout and Marian Metal Award recipient herself, she has served as an Assistant Leader of Girl Scout Troop 4433 at Harvest Ridge Elementary, Cub Scout Den Leader Troop 971 at Harvest Ridge Elementary and Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 911 at Harvester Christian Church. She has also served on the United Way Chocolate Wine and Jazz Board and President of the Harvest Ridge PTO. She is on the Board of Advisers for FiveAcres Animal Shelter, a member of the St Charles County Republican Central Committee, a member of the St Charles County Pachyderms, a member of the First Capitol Lions Club, and a member of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce.
Rep. Sommer is a graduate of Lindbergh High School. She received her associate’s degree in Business Administration from St. Louis Community College at Meramec and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Business Marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Rep. Sommer lives in St. Charles with her husband, Michael, and their two children.
Requires school districts to post certain financial information on the district's website for free public access
Revises the definition of "service dog" to include animals that provide support or therapeutic functions for individuals with psychiatric or mental disabilities
Changes the laws regarding the school funding formula by adding an additional weight for each gifted student to the calculation of the school district's weighted average daily attendance
Specifies continuing education training for school board members, with additional training required for members serving districts with provisional accreditation
Specifies that if an illegal alien commits a crime in this state, he or she must serve the entire sentence and must not receive a sentence of probation in lieu of jail time
Modifies public notice requirements for certain hearings conducted by legislative bodies of municipalities