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“As an Air Force officer and then a State Representative, I learned that supporting the Constitution includes fully utilizing the rights it recognizes, such as voting, as much as it includes protecting those rights from infringement.  I look forward to serving the people of my home county by ensuring their right to vote is protected with accuracy, security, and integrity.” ~ Kurt Bahr 

  

Your Hometown Candidate

Kurt is a 4th generation resident of St Charles County on both sides of his family. He, his wife Jennifer, and their six children – Micah (15), Lydia (14), Josiah (11), Judah (8), Charissa (6), and Isaiah (2) love living in St. Charles County.

Kurt is a member of the St. Charles County Pachyderm Club, the National Rifle Association, St. Charles County Christian Home Educators, and is an active, involved member of Grace Community Chapel, where he mentors high school students in the AWANA Scripture memory program.

Kurt has a vision for educating young people in our Constitution and has been teaching a U.S. Government and Constitution class to homeschooled high schoolers at the Pillar Foundation for the past seven years. St. Charles County is truly his home and he has dedicated his life to making our community a better place.

Military Experience

Kurt served in the US Air Force as a Finance Officer. He is prepared to use the skills he learned fighting fraud, waste, and abuse to fight voter fraud as St. Charles County’s Director of Elections. 

He also served as a deputy flight commander, honing his leadership and managerial skills while supervising both military and civilian personnel. 

He is well qualified to head the election authority as they tackle the tough job of streamlining our local elections.

Kurt espouses the Air Force core values as his own – Integrity first, service before self & excellence in all we do.

Business Experience

For over 12 years, Kurt has been successfully managing his own small painting and remodeling business, Kurt Bahr Contracting. 

He and his wife also own Bahr Family Properties, through which they and their children work together to rehabilitate distressed houses, providing beautiful homes for St. Charles County residents. 

Managing employees, sub-contractors and customer expectations is a skill set he will take to the Election Authority on day one.

Political Experience

Kurt first became interested in public service through his grandfather, Leo Bahr, who served on the St. Charles City’s parks and recreation board. As he grew, he began volunteering for various conservative candidates and developed a love for our Constitution. He followed this passion by earning his B.S. in History/Political Science and his M.A. in Government, both from conservative, Christian schools. 

Kurt put his education to good use while serving for 8 years as a local Republican State Representative (District 102), where he has been consistently ranked one of the most Conservative of Missouri’s legislators by numerous organizations, including Missouri Right to Life and the NRA. Out of everything he accomplished as a Representative, Kurt is most proud of his bill to remove Missouri from Common Core Standards and to create Missouri’s own state-based education standards.

He has served on the Veterans, Small Business, Professional Registration, Budget, and Education committees, and was the vice chairman of the Children and Families Committee.  He chaired the Education Appropriations Committee as well as the General Administration Appropriations Committee, where he oversaw the budget for the Secretary of State’s office and funded the 2016 voter ID law. 

“Kurt Bahr impressed me with his tireless efforts when he sponsored and passed the bill to eliminate Common Core from Missouri.  He worked with both sides of the aisle and in both chambers to reach a solution that was good policy and good for our students. His character, competence, and Constitutional conviction will serve the people of St. Charles County well as their next Director of Elections.” ~Tim Jones, former Republican Speaker of the House of Missouri.