97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Jon Carpenter
Jon Carpenter
District 015

Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Rep. Jon Carpenter, a Democrat, represents part of Clay County (District 15) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012 and re-elected to office in November 2014. Carpenter was elected by his fellow Representatives to the position of Vice-Chair of House Democrats in 2014. He serves on several House committees: Ways and Means, General Laws, Professional Registration, and Finance & Taxation.

Prior to serving the Kansas City Northland in public office, Jon grew up in the area. He attended St. Charles grade school, and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was a boy scout in Gladstone's Troop 180 and in the summertime swam on the Gladstone Gators swim team. At North Kansas City High School, his hard work and determination earned him a spot as a National Merit Scholar and he received a scholarship to the University of Southern California.

While at school in Los Angeles, Jon interned for four-term U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. He served as Financial Director and later President of the USC College Democrats. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science and a minor in International Relations.

Upon graduating, with a desire to call Missouri home once again, he returned to the state and married his high school (and current) sweetheart, Midori. Together, they started Carpenter Communications, a marketing and advertising firm that partners with local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Jon is a member of the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northland Democratic Club. He lives with his wife, Midori, in Gladstone.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1328 - (4400L.01I)
Decreases individual income tax rates on income of $300,000 or less, imposes an 8% tax rate on income above $300,000, creates a low-income tax deduction, and decreases the individual income tax deduction
HB 1378 - (5371L.01I)
Requires ethics training for statewide elected officials, General Assembly members, and executive department directors and acting directors after taking office, appointment, or employment, and every two years
HB 1766 - (4762L.01I)
Authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal, and certificate to certain veterans who served in specified conflicts regardless of whether they are or ever were legal Missouri residents
HJR 88 - (6480L.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting an initiative measure approved by the voters to be amended or repealed by the General Assembly except by referendum
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation