98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Shawn Rhoads
Shawn Rhoads
District 154

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Hometown:West Plains
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Rep. Shawn Rhoads, a Republican, represents the majority of Howell County (District 154). He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Rhoads was a Detective with the West Plain Police Department. As a Detective, he worked as a liaison between the West Plains R-7 school system, the Juvenile Office, Division of Family Services and the police department. During this time, he organized the Shop with a Cop program, served as a member of the HAZMAT team, and was instrumental in the formation of the Child Advocacy Center here in Howell County.

In 2007, Rep. Rhoads was elected to the West Plains R-7 School board. He and his family has been active in coaching mighty mite football, little league baseball, organizing a USAV junior volleyball club and being a host family for the Grizzly volleyball program. He is a member of the Church of Christ in West Plains.

A 1995 graduate of West Plains High School, Rep. Rhoads attended the Missouri Sheriff’s Academy and graduated as a law enforcement officer in 2000.

Born January 18, 1977, in West Plains, Rep. Rhoads currently lives in West Plains with his wife, Jennifer. They have three children: Katie, Kameren, and Jillian.
Sponsored Bills
HB 2135 - (5760H.02P)
Modifies provisions related to emergency medical services
HB 2159 - (5858H.01I)
Allows microbreweries to obtain license to sell all kinds of intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of the microbrewery or in close proximity to the microbrewery
HB 2160 - (5763H.01I)
Imposes an excise tax on marijuana and other controlled substances
HB 2363 - (6140H.01I)
Creates the offense of illegal reentry
HB 2364 - (6142H.01I)
Establishes requirements for closing certain law enforcement records
HB 2365 - (6151H.01I)
Prohibits a peer support group counselor from testifying as to any confidential communication properly entrusted to the counselor by law enforcement personnel while receiving counseling
HB 2497 - (6379H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to the compensation of county officers
HB 2524 - (6413H.01I)
Establishes a penalty for a licensed pawnbroker’s failure to make required reports for goods purchased or pawned.
HCR 73 - (5833S.04T)
Designates the month of May as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation