Karla (Karla) Eslinger (R-33)

State Senator Karla Eslinger

Karla (Karla) Eslinger (R-33)
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Capitol: 573.751.1882
FAX: 573.751.2230
District: 417.596.9011
Senator
Room 219 State Capitol 201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
35 Court Square
West Plains, MO 65775
Residence:Wasola, MO

Committee Assignments

Bio

Senator Karla Eslinger is a lifelong educator with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of educational settings. She most recently served as a senior analyst for education services with the AEM Corporation and provided technical assistance to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as an assistant commissioner of education for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and went on to work as a building principal and a superintendent of schools in Ava and West Plains. A graduate of Gainesville High School, Sen. Eslinger holds a bachelor degree in elementary education from The College of the Ozarks. She also earned a master's degree in education administration and a specialist degree in superintendency and educational system administration from Missouri State University. Senator Eslinger received her doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to her election to the Missouri Senate in 2020, Sen. Eslinger represented District 155 in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2019 through 2020. Senator Eslinger is a long-term resident of Wasola, where she and her husband David reside on the family farm. They have also owned and operated a small business for over 35 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: David   
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