97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Dean Dohrman
Representative
Dean Dohrman
District 051
Republican

Elected:2012 
Years Served:
Hometown:La Monte
Counties:
Biography
Rep. Dean Dohrman, a Republican, represents Johnson, Pettis, and Saline counties (District 51). He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

Dean Dohrman, Ph.D. also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, Lead Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Public Management at Colorado State University – Global Campus, and a public policy expert and author.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Dohrman is an online professor. As a professor, Dr. Dohrman has instructed university courses in government, history, law, and public administration at State Fair Community College, the University of Central Missouri, Central Methodist University, and American Public University. Since 2011, Dr. Dohrman has been a program coordinator at Colorado State University—Global Campus and, most recently, was named the Lead Faculty of Applied Social Sciences/Public Management.

As an author, publisher, and a frequent media contributor, Dohrman has a passion for educating citizens on responsible civics and the importance of rational discourse. Recently, Dohrman launched PoliticalFAQs.com, a balanced and historically accurate online source of educational material, and is presently finishing a manuscript on the history of American constitutionalism – a citizen’s guide.

In addition to public service, Dr. Dohrman is a board member at the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants. Dohrman began his agricultural and business career as a Presidential Management Intern working with export programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.). Dohrman went on to work at the U.S.D.A. and later became an export manager with a Fortune 500 company.

Dr. Dohrman holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies—Public Policy, a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Central Missouri, and a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from the University of Central Missouri. He lives on the family farm near La Monte, Missouri.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1468 - (5228S.04C)
Specifies that unpaid volunteers of a tax-exempt veteran's organization are not subject to the Workers' Compensation Law
HB 1547 - (5191H.01P)
Designates "Old Drum" as the state historical dog and "Jim the Wonder Dog" as Missouri's Wonder Dog
HB 1553 - (5180H.05T)
Changes the laws regarding political subdivisions
HB 1818 - (5597L.02I)
Requires the election of members of the State Board of Education to be based on residence in state congressional districts
HB 1900 - (5937H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding speech-language pathologists
HB 1987 - (6015L.01I)
Specifies that any new political subdivision created by approval of the voters before July 1 will be considered effective upon certification of the vote or in following assessment year if approved after July 1
HCR 13 - (5423H.03C)
Urges the United States Air Force to retain the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fleet
HJR 74 - (5366H.02I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring members of the State Board of Education to be elected by the voters instead of being appointed by the Governor
Co-sponsored Bills
Amendments
Past Legislation