99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
General Laws, Ranking Minority Member
Professional Registration and Licensing, Ranking Minority Member
Consent and House Procedure
Rules - Administrative Oversight
Joint Committee on Life Sciences
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
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.
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 10% to be approved by director
Adopts an agreement to elect the president by national popular vote
Repeals a provision prohibiting voters from allowing their ballots to be seen
Changes the laws regarding sales tax levied on United States Coast Guard registered boats and vessels
Proposes a constitutional amendment exempting from taxation real and personal property owned by a veteran with a total service-connected disability