99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Jon Carpenter
Jon Carpenter
District 015

Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
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 1394 - (4522H.01I)
Requires the Department of Natural Resources to implement regulations that comply with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement
HB 1395 - (4436H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to the minimum wage
HB 1920 - (5511H.01I)
Repeals a provision prohibiting voters from allowing their ballots to be seen
HB 1921 - (5391H.01I)
Adopts an agreement to elect the president by national popular vote
HB 2077 - (5579H.02I)
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 2078 - (5845H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
HB 2305 - (6127H.01I)
Authorizes a tax deduction for certain veterans who receive income through student loan forgiveness
HB 2502 - (6410H.02I)
Changes the laws regarding taxation
HCR 66 - (4796H.04C)
Instructs state agencies and departments to remove the terms "Oriental" from all literature by 2020.
HJR 57 - (4549H.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation certain real and personal property owned by a veteran with a total service-connected disability
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation