100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Representative Barbara Washington
Barbara Washington
District 023
Minority Caucus Secretary

Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Counties:Kansas City
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 135-AB
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Jaime Ordway 
Representative Barbara Anne Washington, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 23) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was first elected to the House of Representatives in a special election in November 2017 and was re-elected to office in 2018.

In addition to her legislative duties, Washington is a practicing attorney who also possesses an MBA.

Washington proudly fights for increased economic development in her district – including preserving the notable “18th & Vine” district, increased funding for education, and better opportunities for health care. Two of her primary passions are juvenile justice reform and mental health awareness. In her community she regularly presents programs aimed to educate on small business development, minority mental health awareness, crime reduction, and environment preservation.

When she’s not fighting for her district, she volunteers with her beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also volunteers with her church, St. James United Methodist; the Metropolitan Community Colleges Board of Trustees, Urban Summit, Freedom. Inc.; the Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir; and the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City.
Washington is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia’s famed School of Journalism. She obtained her Master of Business Administration from Avila University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Washington is a lifelong Kansas City, Missouri resident. She has one daughter and a new grandson, Knight, who is the apple of his grandmother’s eye.
Sponsored Bills
HB 171 - (0423H.01I)
Designates July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
HB 172 - (0425H.01I)
Designates the third week of September as "Historically Black College and University Week" in Missouri
HB 173 - (0444H.01I)
Adds public libraries to the list of places CCW permit holders are not authorized to carry concealed weapons
HB 174 - (0434H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding landlord-tenant actions
HB 175 - (0433H.01I)
Adds and changes penalties for offenses committed by landlords against tenants
HB 176 - (0426H.01I)
Modifies provisions regarding property tax relief for senior citizens
HB 177 - (0574H.01I)
Requires long-term care facilities to have on staff one person trained in suicide assessment, treatment, and management
HB 178 - (0427H.01I)
Creates a new tax credit for first time purchasers of homes in a blighted area that will be used for owner occupancy
HB 276 - (0641H.01I)
Modifies provisions for voter registration
HB 292 - (1015H.01I)
Requires the court to expunge certain marijuana offenses
HB 342 - (0939H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to prefilled epinephrine auto syringes in schools
HB 440 - (1169H.01I)
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to make certain considerations when granting medical marijuana licenses and certifications
HB 459 - (1014H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to teacher and school employee retirement systems
HB 571 - (1113H.01I)
Authorizes a tax credit for producing an urban agriculture product in a food desert
HB 635 - (1417H.01I)
Requires the state demographer to use last known permanent place of residence for counting inmates when reapportioning state house and senate districts
HB 819 - (1644H.02I)
Authorizes a tax credit for providers of services to homeless individuals
HB 820 - (1643H.02I)
Authorizes a tax credit for certain residential property owners
HB 906 - (1847H.01I)
Adds provisions relating to minority stake interests in medical marijuana businesses
HB 961 - (1814H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to juvenile court proceedings
HB 962 - (1894H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding tax increment financing
HB 1078 - (2250H.01I)
Authorizes the early parole of certain offenders over the age of sixty-five
HJR 38 - (1035H.02I)
Calls for a referendum on the Constitution of Missouri, relating to the assessment of real property values
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation