About Mike

Mike’s story stands apart from others in politics.  He did not run for the 6th District Senate seat because he needed a government job – his decision to run was based on the idea that government can and should do a better job of ensuring a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.

Mike has received national recognition and awards throughout his career. In 1991, he received the SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in 1996 was honored by the Automotive Hall of Fame when he received the Young Leader in Excellence Award. In 1998 Mike was elected by his peers to serve on Ford Motor Company’s National Dealer Council and in 2000 he placed in the Top 5 for Time Magazine’s Dealer of the Year Award.

In 2005 Mike was asked by Governor Blunt to serve on Missouri’s Highway and Transportation Commission, and in 2009 was elected to be the Chairman. Mike has also served on the MADA Board, the Linn State Technical College Board of Regents, the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, the USS Missouri (SSN-780) Commissioning Committee, the Central Missouri United Way, and the Jefferson City Diocese Jubilee Committee.

On November 2, 2010, Mike was elected to represent the citizens of the Sixth Senate District, a district that currently includes Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan and Osage Counties.

In the 2013 legislative session, Senator Kehoe served as Chair of the Transportation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Commerce Committee, and member of both the Government Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee and the Appropriations Committee.

Re-elected in 2014 Mike served as the Assistant Floor Leader for two years and the Floor Leader for three years.  In this leadership role, he served as Chairman of the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee, and was also a member of the Administration and Agriculture Committees.

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