Representative Mike Lair, a Republican, represents Grundy, Linn, and Livingston counties (District 7) in the Missouri House of Representatives.
In addition to his legislative duties, Representative Lair is a retired high school teacher and coach with 38 years of experience in the educational field. He taught and coached in Nebraska and South Dakota until 1987 when he moved to the Chillicothe area. He has owned a small business with his wife, Jeanne, who is also a high school teacher.
Representative Lair attends St. Columban Roman Catholic Church. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the National Council for Social Studies. He has served as the head of the Bishop Hogan Memorial School Board, Chairman of the Social Studies Department at Chillicothe High School, and as a federal grant administrator for the Teaching Traditional American History Project.
Born February 27, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska, Representative Lair currently resides in Livingston County with his wife, Jeanne. They have two children, Jillian Harris and Trevor Lair, and three grandchildren, Margaux and Jack Harris, and Elsie Lair.