Rep. Curt Dougherty, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 53) in the Missouri House of Representatives.� He was elected to the House in November 2002.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Dougherty has been an electrical contractor in Independence for 15 years.
Rep. Dougherty is a member of the following organizations:� National Rifle Association, life member; Missouri Right to Life; IBEW #124; National Electrical Contractors Association, Kansas City Chapter; McDonald Masonic Lodge #324 AF&AM; Ararat Shrine Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Kansas City; Jackson County Shrine Club; Studebaker Drivers Club, Ozark Trails Chapter; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3717, Sugar Creek; Boy Scouts of America Tribe of Mic O Say; City of Independence Street Tax Oversight Committee; Order of the Eastern Star Independence Chapter #329.� He is a PADI certified open water diver and is a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
A 1975 graduate of Lafayette High School, Rep. Dougherty attended N.S. Hillyard Technical School studying electronics from 1973-75, and Missouri Western State College studying electrical engineering and electronics from 1975-79.
Born December 13, 1956 in St. Joseph, Mo., Rep. Dougherty lives in Independence with his wife, Susan.� They have three children:� Melonie, Christina and Aaron.