Republican Representative Sherman Parker represents part of St. Charles County (District 12) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2002 and was re-elected in 2004 with 73% of the vote.
During the 92nd Missouri General Assembly, Representative Parker was elected Deputy Majority Whip and served as Vice-Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. He also served on the Education Committee, and the Small Business Committee.
During his first year as a legislator, Missouri’s community college chancellors and presidents, named Sherman their legislator of the year for his work and commitment to higher education. Sherman was also named Missouri Votes Conservation’s Rising Stars, due to his leadership on conservation issues. In 2002, Sherman was named by his peers as the Missouri’s Young Republican of the Year. In 2005, Cardinal Glennon Hospital awarded Sherman the “Defender of the Children” award. This year, Sherman was named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the region’s “Most Influential Minority Business Leaders. Sherman is presently a contributing columnist to the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper.
Prior to his legislative duties, Sherman served as the Chief Operating Officer for Omicron Development Corporation, was a member of the executive staff of UniGroup, Inc., an Account Comptroller for State Street Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, and served as a Special Assistant to three United States Senators.
Representative Parker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in North and South American history and political science from the University of Vermont. During his junior year in college, he attended the St. Louis University in Madrid, Spain