Bill Alter (born May 15, 1944) is a former Missouri Republican politician serving in the Missouri State Senate. He lives in High Ridge, Missouri, with his wife Merijo.
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High Ridge is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,305 at the 2010 census. At 927 feet (283 m) above sea level, High Ridge is the second-highest point in Jefferson County, second only to Sun Ridge, north of Hillsboro, according to data from the House Springs/Hillsboro 7.5 minute topographic quadrangles. The Beaumont Scout Reservation, a property of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is 4 miles (6 km) north of High Ridge.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1944. After moving to Missouri, he graduated from the Parkway School District. He then entered the United States Navy and attended their Electronics School from 1963 to 1965. From 1982 through 1984 he attended the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Training Center. He has since garnered twenty-two years of law enforcement experience.
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Parkway School District is a public school district serving eight municipalities in western St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The district operates four comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, five middle schools, and eighteen elementary schools, and one early childhood center. The district is named for the Daniel Boone Parkway, also known as Interstate 64.
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He is a reserve police officer, the owner of a management business, and a vice president of a national company. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and the former president of the High Ridge Rotary Club.
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He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1989, and served in that body through 2000. He was elected to the Missouri State Senate in a special election in 2005.
The Missouri House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 37,000 residents. House members are elected for two-year terms during general elections held in even-numbered years.
He served on the following committees:
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