Stephen (Steve) A. Eagleton
2016 Missouri State Senate
Born in St. Louis to Dr. Mark and Elaine Eagleton, both from St.Louis City. Steve grew up in St.Louis City and eventually Clayton Missouri where he graduated from Clayton High School. When Steve was 10 years old, his father, a doctor, suffered a debilitating stroke. Despite the new responsibilities within his family, he excelled in his schoolwork.
After high school Mr. Eagleton attended the University of San Diego where he obtained his degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating from college Steve went to work for the Central States Health Welfare and Pension Fund, the Teamsters, in Chicago. After working there for 3 years, Mr. Eagleton returned home to attend Washington University for his MBA. While attending Washington University, Mr. Eagleton obtained his real estate license and was offered a job at CNN in Atlanta. Steve took this job and spent the next year and half at CNN. After working at Turner, Stephen went to work for St.Louis based Hunter Engineering where he was a sales manager before he started his law degree at St.Louis University. While obtaining his law degree Mr. Eagleton spent time working for the St.Louis County Prosecutors office, Federal Judge George F. Gunn and a few law firms in Clayton Missouri.
Upon graduating from law school Mr. Eagleton was offered a full time position working for Judge Bob Cochran in Fulton County Georgia. Mr. Eagleton held this position until he started his own real estate development company in 1997. Mr. Eagleton has held a variety of positions since 1997 all of which have focused on real estate management or its development. Specifically in 2007, Steve was hired to help develop the Lemp Brewery in South St.Louis. Unfortunately, the development fell on hard times and was shelved.
From 1997 till the present Stephen has also mediated several hundred cases in various areas including employment law, contract disputes, dispossessory, and specializes in EEOC cases. In 2011, Mr. Eagleton was approved as a government certified mediator for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Air Marshall Service, certification of which is still maintained.
Mr. Eagleton has always kept his home in St.Louis and has even kept season tickets to both the Blues and Cardinals for dozens of years. Despite the desperate attempts by his opponents to use residency as an “issue” Mr. Eagleton has always been a resident of the St. Louis area, voted in Missouri, kept his driver’s license in Missouri and pays taxes every year in Missouri. The confusion seems to of come about because Mr. Eagleton’s wife is an educator in Georgia where she has a large family.
In 2007 Stephen was approached by the leadership in the Missouri State Senate to run for the vacant district 15 seat. Despite coming up a few votes short, Mr. Eagleton has always maintained a deep love and concern for the state of Missouri and specifically the St.Louis area. During the race many local leaders found the way Stephen ran his campaign to show a “great deal of leadership and tenacity for an individual with such a short political resume”. The Senate Leadership found his campaign to be “wonderfully organized and executed”.
In 2010 Steve became the proud father of Mark David Eagleton IV who looks to have the promise of his Great Grand Father, attorney Mark Eagleton.
It is Mr. Eagleton’s goal to continue his efforts in helping improve Missouri and make it the best state in the Midwest.