Kurt Schaefer, Katy Trail negotiator, wins MO senate seat

Kurt Schaefer, who negotiated the Katy Trail connection from Windsor to Pleasant Hill with AmerenUE, has won his bid for Missouri Senate in the 19th District.

The 19th District, which includes Columbia, had been represented by Democrat Chuck Graham. Schaefer, who formerly worked for the Department of Natural Resources as a lawyer, defeated Graham in a hard-fought race.

Schaefer's first priority?
Schaefer said his first move in office will be securing approval for the Katy Trail extension to Kansas City. He was the state prosecutor who negotiated the settlement from the Taum Sauk reservoir failure in 2005, thus securing funds for the trail extension and the dam recovery.
It sounds like Schaefer will be a great advocate for the Katy Trail in office--something that will certainly help in creating the connections from the Kay to communities across Missouri.

Creating more connections from the Katy to Missouri communities--including St. Louis, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Springfield, Kansas City, and others--is one of the main points of MoBikeFed's Vision of Active Transportation in Missouri.