100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 109-A
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Evan Church 
Phone:573-751-4787 
E-Mail:Jon.Carpenter@house.mo.gov 
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.
Sponsored Bills
HB 579 - (1374H.01I)
Requires businesses to post sales tax rates on receipts
HB 605 - (1370H.01I)
Subjects public employers to the state minimum wage law
HB 656 - (1482H.02C)
Repeals a provision prohibiting voters from allowing their ballots to be seen
HB 657 - (1483H.01I)
Requires long-term care insurers to file their premium rates with the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration and annual rate increases over 20% to be approved by director
HB 658 - (1490H.01I)
Requires the Department of Natural Resources to implement regulations that comply with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement
HB 846 - (1763H.01I)
Authorizes an earned income tax credit in Missouri
HB 847 - (1773H.01I)
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2020
HB 915 - (1798H.02I)
Authorizes a tax credit for businesses owned by minorities, women, or service-disabled veterans who obtain a medical marijuana dispensary license
HB 988 - (1963H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to when employees are to be paid for their labor
HB 1050 - (0445H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to ethics
HB 1194 - (2383H.01I)
Authorizes an earned income tax credit in Missouri
HB 1200 - (2094H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding unsecured loans
HJR 22 - (0298H.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation certain real and personal property owned by a veteran with a total service-connected disability
HJR 27 - (1480H.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
Amendments
Past Legislation