State Tax Commissioners

The State Tax Commission is composed of three members chosen from the two major political parties. They are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commissioners hold staggered terms of six years.

The current members are:

Bruce E. Davis, Chairman 
Republican. Term expires January 23, 2010. First appointed to the State Tax Commission on July 1, 1990.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Davis served six years as Administrative Secretary to the Commission. He also has held several positions in the Missouri Department of Revenue. Davis is a certified Government Financial Manager and Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Chairman Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

Victor Callahan, Commissioner

Democrat. Term expires January 23, 2018. Appointed to the State Tax Commission on December 31, 2012.

Prior to the appointment, the Commissioner represented Missouri’s 11th State Senate district since 2003 and served as minority floor leader since 2008. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Callahan served as a member of the Independence City Council and as chairman of the Jackson County Legislature. In the State Senate, Callahan served on several committees related to fiscal policy and economic growth, including: the Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee, the Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, the Joint Committee on Government Accountability, and as chairman of the Progress and Development Committee.

Will Kraus, Commissioner

Republican.  Term expires January 23, 2020.  Appointed to the State Tax Commission on July 31, 2017.

Prior to the appointment, the Commissioner represented Missouri’s 8th State Senate district since 2011 and served as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Kraus served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from January 2005 to 2010.

From 2003 to 2004, Kraus served in Iraq as Platoon Leader and his Company’s ground convoy commander. As an aviator, while serving as an Air Mission Commander in charge of missions involving multiple aircraft, his decisions were responsible for hundreds of soldier’s lives. He continues to serve in the Missouri National Guard as a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot.

Commissioner Kraus earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Military Science from University of Central Missouri, graduating Summa Cum Laude.