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Jason Barnes
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 60
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
J.D.University of Missouri
BirthdayDecember 27, 1979
Place of birthJefferson City, Missouri
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Campaign website
Jason "Jay" Barnes (b. December 27, 1979) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Barnes earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Missouri. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Barnes and Associates, general counsel for former Missouri Senate President Pro Temp Michael Gibbons, and policy counsel and speechwriter for former Governor Matt Blunt.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barnes served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - General Administration
Elementary and Secondary Education, Vice-chair
Government Oversight and Accountability, Chair
Urban Issues
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Child Abuse


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barnes served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jason Barnes endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

No New Taxes Pledge

A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.

Barnes signed the pledge.[2]



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. However, filing in District 27 was extended to March 28, 2014, due to a withdrawal.


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barnes won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 60. Barnes ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Thomas F. Minihan (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Barnes Incumbent 60.1% 10,674
     Democratic Thomas Minihan 39.9% 7,084
Total Votes 17,758


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Barnes won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Barnes's opponents in the August 3 primary were Chris Wrigley, Edith Vogel, and Clifford Olson.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 114 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Jason Barnes (R) 11,276
Janine Steck (L) 2,178

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barnes is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Barnes raised a total of $158,168 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[5]

Jason Barnes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 60 Won $108,502
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 114 Won $49,666
Grand Total Raised $158,168


Barnes won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Barnes raised a total of $108,502.


In 2010, a year in which Barnes was up for re-election, he collected $49,666 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Benac Enterprises LLC $3,500
Barnes, Jason (Jay) $1,094
Benac, Sue $1,000
Barns, Randall $1,000


Barnes and his wife, Jane, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jamilah Nasheed (D)
Missouri House of Representatives District 60
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bill Deeken (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 114
Succeeded by
T.J. McKenna (D)