99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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Pensions, Ranking Minority Member
Elementary and Secondary Education
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Ira Anders
731 N. Spring
Independence MO 64050
Rep. Ira Anders, a Democrat, represents Jackson County (District 21) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Anders is a retired elementary school teacher. He has worked in the Independence School District as a teacher for 28 years, a computer technician for six years and member of the Board of Education for six years.
Rep. Anders is a member of the following organizations: National Frontier Trails Museum, Bingham Waggoner Historical Society, Vaile Mansion Society, KCPT, Missouri and Jackson County Historical Societies, Chicago Alton Depot, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, MADD, Truman Library Institute, Citizens for Effective Leadership, and Missouri NEA-Retired.
Rep. Anders is a 1959 graduate of Moundridge High School and a graduate of Emporia State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Education.
Born April 15, 1942 in Goessel, Kansas, Rep. Anders currently resides in Independence with his wife, Nina. They have two children, Jon and Amy.