SMITH, Jason, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 16,
1980; graduated from Salem High School, Salem, Mo., 1998; B.S., University of
Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 2001; J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2004; farmer; lawyer, private practice; member of the
Missouri state house of representatives, 2005-2013; elected as a Republican to
the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of United States Representative Jo Ann Emerson, and
reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (June 4, 2013-present).