Rep. Luann Ridgeway's Bio
REP. LUANN RIDGEWAY
Rep. Luann Ridgeway, a Republican, represents part of Clay County (District 35) in the
Missouri House of Representatives.
Elected to her second consecutive two-year term in 1994, Rep. Ridgeway serves on the
following House committees: Civil and Criminal Law; Energy and Environment; Judiciary and
Ethics; and Tourism, Recreational and Cultural Affairs. She also serves on the Joint Committee on
In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. Ridgeway is a lawyer.
She is currently or has recently served as a member of the following organizations:
Missouri Bar Association; Clay County Bar Association ; Smithville Chamber of Commerce (past
treasurer); Kiwanis of Smithville (past president); Multiple Sclerosis Association Super Cities
Walk-A-Thon Organization Committee; Ducks Unlimited; National Rifle Association; Federates
Republican Women; William Jewell College Student Mentor Program; Home Health Care Board,
Spelman Hospital; Mt. Zion Baptist Church (pianist); Spelman Hospital Institutional Review
Board; and Rotary.
Prior to receiving a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science from William
Woods college in 1978, Rep. Ridgeway attended American University in Washington, D.C., for
one semester while she served as a legislative aide. She then attended Oxford University, Oxford,
England, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School with a juris
doctor degree in 1981.
Rep. Ridgeway currently resides in rural Clay County near Smithville with her husband,