Mike Bernskoetter

Running, Republican for Missouri House of Representatives District 59

Mike Bernskoetter

Mike Bernskoetter running for Missouri House of Representatives District 59


Full Name: Mike Bernskoetter Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: State House - District 113, Republican  
First Elected: 11/02/2010  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 59  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jeanette; 4 Children: Brian, Krista, Kyle, Luke
Birth Date: 11/29/1959
Birth Place: Jefferson City, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO



Mike Bernskoetter has lived his entire life in Cole County and is a proud 5th generation Cole Countian. Mike has been married to his wife Jeannette for almost 30 years and together they own and operate Art's Pest Control in Jefferson City. They have run this small family business for almost 25 years.

Together they have 4 grown children: Brian, Krista, Kyle and Luke. They also have twi grandchildren: Trenton and Julia born to Brian and his wife Tina.

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Mike is the second oldest of seven children. All but one of his siblings lives in Missouri. Four of his brothers and sisters, including Mike, live in Cole County.

While in high school, he learned the value of community service by volunteering at the Jefferson City Day Care. He was also involved in sports in high school and lettered in cross country, baseball and track.

After graduation he went to work at the Cole County Highway Dept. Later he was transferred to the Sewer Department and worked there for a total of seven years. He was responsible for the sewage treatment facilities in the local subdivisions.

Mike then began working for Art's Pest Control. Shortly after he was presented an opportunity to buy the business and has not slowed down since. He took a small one man operation and turned it into a successful business. Twenty five years later, Art's Pest Control is a family run business employing six full-time employees including Mike's son, Kyle.

He has been active in the Missouri Pest Management Association holding various positions over the last several years. He was president of the association in 2006 - 2008 and he has represented the association in Washington DC for Legislative Day. Mike has received the John Veatch Award and Man of the Year Award for his work in the pest control industry. The Department of Agriculture noticed his dedication to the industry and asked him to be on the Integrated Pest Management in Schools Committee to help develop recommendations for pest control in schools. Art's Pest Control was nominated for Small Business of the year through the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce in 2008.

Mike has always been deeply involved in the community. He is a member of the

    Knights of Columbus
    East Side Business Association
    West Side Business Association
    Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce
    Wardsville Lions Club
    Home Builders Association
    Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors
    National Federation of Independent Businesses
    Farm Bureau
    2001 Jefferson City Chamber Leadership Class

Mike has coached his kids and yours in basketball, baseball, football and softball over the last 24 years. He has sponsored many teams through Art's Pest Control from grade school through high school. Mike enjoys volunteering in local schools to teach 2nd grade classes a program called "Good Bug Bad Bug".

He served on the Helias School Board and as a volunteer for the Helias Foundation. He is also active in Immaculate Conception Parish.

Mike serves as a lector, Eucharistic and hospitality minister at Immaculate Conception Parish. He is an active member of Holy Name Society and one of the 12 that helped raise money with the Capital Campaign for the parish. He helped raise money for Diocesan Excellence in Education Fund in which both projects met there goals.

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)