Professional background: Andrew Bailey was appointed to become the 44th Missouri Attorney General in January 2023, filling the mid-term vacancy created by Eric Schmitt’s election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to his appointment, AG Bailey served as Governor Mike Parson’s general counsel. Before joining the governor’s office, AG Bailey had served as a Missouri assistant AG, assistant prosecuting attorney for Warren County, and as general counsel for the Missouri Department of Corrections. AG Bailey also served in the United States Army and was awarded two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, a Combat Action Badge, and two Bronze Star Medals for his service.
He has identified his priorities since being appointed as:
- Defending the Constitution, upholding the rule of law, and protecting the liberties of the people of the state of Missouri.
- Protecting Missourians from fraud.
- Training the next generation of lawyers by partnering with the University of Missouri School of Law to launch a law student practicum designed to help law students learn from practicing attorneys and gain real world experience while earning credit towards their law degree.
Education: AG Bailey earned a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri and a J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law.
Personal: AG Bailey and his wife, Jessica, have four children. They live in Montgomery County, MO.