99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Representative Lauren Arthur
Lauren Arthur
District 018

Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Rep. Lauren Arthur, a Democrat, represents Clay County (District 18) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2014.

Rep. Arthur grew up in Northland. After graduating from North Kansas City's Baccalaureate program, Rep. Arthur received a scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

During her time at Smith, Rep. Arthur interned at the Smithsonian's American History Museum and the Scottish Parliament. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History.

Rep. Arthur returned home to Kansas City to join Teach for America. She worked as a middle school teacher. She taught English Language Arts at Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school in the urban core. During that time, Rep. Arthur earned her Masters in Education from University of Missouri – St. Louis. She also worked as a Project Manager at VML, a global advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City. She now serves as Regional Director for Urban Leaders Fellowship, a program designed for early- to mid-career professionals who are looking to accelerate their leadership through a seven-week fellowship with a focus on policy and practice.

Rep. Arthur currently lives in Kansas City, MO. She enjoys spending time with her husband Russell and their dog Odie.
Sponsored Bills
HB 559 - (1213H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to employee wages
HB 931 - (1362H.01I)
Requires reporting of expenditures in excess of one thousand dollars for the purpose of electioneering activities
HB 1173 - (1371H.01I)
Prohibits and repeals abortion laws and regulations that place a burden on a woman's access to abortion if no legitimate health benefits are conferred
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation