Rob Schaaf – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senator District 34, Missouri

Missouri Republican Party
516 Pinewood DrSt. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 294-1409
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Senator Schaaf resides in St. Joseph with his wife, Deborah, and their two children: Robert and Renee.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Senator Schaaf has been a family physician in northwest Missouri since 1985.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Commission on the Special Health, Psychological and Social Needs of Minority Older Individuals

Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health

Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund Board of Trustees

Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan – Board of Trustees

Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council

Missouri Task Force on Prematurity and Infant Mortality

MO HealthNet Oversight Committee

Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee

Missouri Electronic Prior Authorization Committee

Chairman of the Board of the Missouri Doctors Mutual Insurance Company (MoDocs), which he helped form in 2004 to provide medical liability insurance to Missouri doctors.

Sen. Schaaf is a member of the St. Joseph Area Chambers of Commerce; past president of the Buchanan County Medical Society; the Missouri Pilots Association; councilor of the Missouri State Medical Association; and a board member of the Missouri State Medical Foundation.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Sworn in to office on Jan. 5, 2011 to serve the 34th Senatorial District, Sen. Rob Schaaf, a Republican, represents Buchanan and Platte counties in northwest Missouri. Before being elected to the Senate, Sen. Schaaf represented Andrew and northwest Buchanan County (District 28) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2002 and served for four two-year terms.

Committee Membership:


General Laws, Vice-Chairman

Gubernatorial Appointments

Judiciary & Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence

Veterans' Affairs and Health, Vice-Chairman

Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)


Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

MD, Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1983

BS, Mathematics, Missouri Western State University, 1979, Grade Point Average of 3.8.

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