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Cort VanOstran, Candidate [D, MO-2]
District 2, Missouri


Cort VanOstran is an attorney, advocate, and educator. He first engaged with politics as a volunteer precinct captain during Senator Claire McCaskill’s first race for the United States Senate. He has since been involved in work for more than a dozen campaigns across three states.


Cort VanOstran was born and raised in small town Missouri. Cort graduated from public school and went on to Harvard, where scholarships covered the steep tuition. After graduating with honors, Cort returned home to Missouri to study law and give back to his community. Cort was a student law clerk with Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman, and after law school, he served as a law clerk for two St. Louis-based U.S. District Court judges. As a visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law, Cort teaches first-year law students. He also coordinates a community partnership between Washington University and several metro-area public schools. Cort recently served on the board of a St. Louis nonprofit that champions the rehabilitation and reentry of Missouri’s prison population, and he regularly teaches and mentors at the Missouri Scholars Academy.


Location Missouri
Party Democrat

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