100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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Professional Registration and Licensing, Ranking Minority Member
Rules - Administrative Oversight
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
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.
Requires businesses to post sales tax rates on receipts
Subjects public employers to the state minimum wage law
Proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation certain real and personal property owned by a veteran with a total service-connected disability