99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Lauren Arthur
Lauren Arthur
District 018

Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 101-D
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Pedro Guerrero 
Rep. Lauren Arthur, a Democrat, represents Clay County (District 18) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2014.

Rep. Arthur grew up in Northland. After graduating from North Kansas City's Baccalaureate program, Rep. Arthur received a scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

During her time at Smith, Rep. Arthur interned at the Smithsonian's American History Museum and the Scottish Parliament. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History.

Rep. Arthur returned home to Kansas City to join Teach for America. She worked as a middle school teacher. She taught English Language Arts at Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school in the urban core. During that time, Rep. Arthur earned her Masters in Education from University of Missouri – St. Louis. She also worked as a Project Manager at VML, a global advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City. She now serves as Regional Director for Urban Leaders Fellowship, a program designed for early- to mid-career professionals who are looking to accelerate their leadership through a seven-week fellowship with a focus on policy and practice.

Rep. Arthur currently lives in Kansas City, MO. She enjoys spending time with her husband Russell and their dog Odie.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1636 - (4786H.01I)
Adds medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders as a covered benefit in health insurance.
HB 1766 - (5466H.01I)
Requires reporting of expenditures in excess of one thousand dollars for the purpose of electioneering activities
HB 1767 - (5489H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to assessment and treatment services for children entering foster care
HB 2165 - (5994H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding the interest on tax payments
HB 2166 - (5276H.02I)
Allows victims of certain crimes to be released from certain lease agreements if documentation is provided to the landlord
HB 2341 - (6241H.01I)
Expands the requirement for children to wear personal flotation devices
HB 2728 - (6287H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to substitute teaching by retired teachers
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation