98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Jon Carpenter

Representative
Jon Carpenter

District 015
Democrat
Minority Caucus Vice-Chair

Elected:2012 
Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Counties:

Biography

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.