Jon Carpenter

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Jon Carpenter
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 15
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
ProfessionOwner, Carpenter Communications
Office website
Campaign website
Jon Carpenter is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Carpenter earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California. His professional experience includes founding and owning Carpenter Communications.[1]


Campaign themes


Carpenter's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Rebuilding the House

  • Excerpt:"With a strong spirit of bipartisanship and a keen understanding of the severity of the challenges we face, I believe a smarter, more responsive, and more efficient government is possible."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt:"We need to take smart, innovative steps to attract private sector jobs to the 15th House District. We also need investments in infrastructure, research and development, education and public safety that will put folks to work and benefit the people of Missouri."


  • Excerpt:"I’ll make our schools a top priority. That means small class sizes, 21st century modernization, and good pay for good teachers. "


  • Excerpt:"Special interests have filled the tax code with loopholes that allow them to skip on taxes the rest of us have to pay."

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development
Professional Registration and Licensing
Small Business
Joint Committee on the Life Sciences

Election history


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carpenter won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 15. Carpenter defeated Shon Adamson and Carol Suter in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Kevin Corlew (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Carpenter 56.2% 9,294
     Republican Kevin Corlew 43.8% 7,251
Total Votes 16,545
Missouri House of Representatives, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Carpenter 66.7% 1,462
Carol Suter 26.9% 591
Shon Adamson 6.4% 140
Total Votes 2,193

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Carpenter is married to his wife, Midori.[1]

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