91st General Assembly

Rep. Ralph A. Monaco, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 49) in the Missouri House of Representatives.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Monaco is an attorney with the law firm of Monaco, Sanders and Racine, L.C. Rep. Monaco volunteers his time as a living historian at such historic sites as Missouri Town 1855, Ft. Osage, and various state and local parks. He also portrays various historical figures.

Rep. Monaco is member of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce; Independence Chamber of Commerce; Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honors Fraternity and Our Lady of Lords Catholic Church in Raytown. He is a former president of the Raytown School Board, a board member of the Park Lane Foundation, serves on the board of directors of Jackson County Historical Society, and is a board director of the Christy Henrich Foundation.

As a member of Jackson County Parks and Recreation, Rep. Monaco was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1991 and Outstanding Commitment Award in 2000. He is also Leadership chairperson for the YMCA project to construct a community center for the Raytown and Independence communities. In 1998 he received the Champion of Justice award from Missouri Trial Attorneys Association (MATA). Outstanding Legislator of the Year was awarded to him by the Missouri Judiciary in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and by the Missouri Bar in 1997. For his portrayal of historic figures he has received the Pioneer of Harrodsberg, Kentucky and Kentucky Colonel awards.

Born April 19, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri, Rep. Monaco currently resides in Raytown with his wife, Karen. They have two children, Lindsay and Lisa.