Barnes for Missouri State Rep. Dist. 28

Preparing for the future is our #1 job!

I am excited! It is with great enthusiasm that I announce my candidacy for Missouri State Representative, serving the 28th District.

I have been a resident of Raytown since 1986, when I moved here with my wife Donna. I served honorably in the military for 6 years, and then worked for the United States Postal Service, recently 2009 retiring after 30 years as a Labor Relations Specialist.

I have been an active member of my community, contributing through volunteering and serving on various committees and boards. For example, I was a member of the School Advisory Board and served as Athletic Director for 5 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School here in Raytown. I am on the Jackson County University of Missouri Extension Council, representing Raytown, and a member of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce. I was the Raytown Sports Association (RSA) President for two years. I have coached and refereed sports in the Raytown community for more than 20 years.

I was elected to the Raytown C-2 Board of Education in 2011, and continue to serve in that position. For the first time in history, Raytown South High School hosted a home varsity football game and the Raytown community is blessed to have a wellness center. This is the kind of leadership I have been a part of as a School Board Member. As your next State Representative, I will continue to help deliver solutions that not only reflect our shared values as Raytown, but also benefit the lives of all Missouri.

I have placed my name on the ballot for State Representative because I want to take a more active part in the decision-making process in Jefferson City when it comes to Public Safety, working families, Education and Senior Citizens just to name a few. I am embarking on an important journey to bring results to Raytown, and I need your help to get there. Our state and neighborhoods face significant challenges today.  Raytown needs effective 21st-Century leadership that can bring people together and craft thoughtful consensus around bold answers to our biggest problems. I am looking forward to working hard on behalf of the citizens of the 28th District.

I am excited for what God has in store on this journey. Over the coming months I will be working hard on this new opportunity to serve my community by reaching out to the voters of Raytown. I look forward to hearing their stories and concerns. I humbly seek your prayers, your support, your donations and final, your vote in the upcoming August 2nd Primary. With your continued help, we will make our great city and state a better place for all of us.


You may contribute by make check payable to:

Barnes for State Rep. Dist. 28th

PO Box 413713

Kansas City, MO 64141

Volunteer Coaching 

2015-Present: O’Hara Freshman boys

2006-2010:  Basketball, Our Lady of Lourdes School

2008-Present:  Track, Our Lady of Lourdes School

1996-2001:  Basketball, Little League, YMCA

1997-2000:  Baseball, Little League, YMCA

Sports Officiating

(Member, Greater Kansas City Officials Association)

2009-Present:  Volleyball   (9 years)

2005-2011:  Baseball   (6 years)

1994-Present:  Basketball  (22 years)

1994-Present:  Football   (22 years)

Volunteer/Community Service

2015-Present: University of Missouri Extension Council

2011-Present: Raytown C-2 Board of Education

2006-2010: Our Lady of Lourdes Athletic Director

2006-2010 Our Lady of Lourdes School Advisory Board

2004-2006:  President, Raytown Sports Association

1997:  Raytown Schools Demographic Planning Committee Member

1995-1997:  Robinson PTA committee member

1990:  Boys and Girls Club

Relevant Training/Skills

  • Advanced Board Member
  • Non-Commissioned Officer School
  • Working together with dignity and respect
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • Administrative Investigation
  • Performance Accountability
  • Mediation Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Labor Law Arbitration
  • Arbitration Advocacy
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Negotiated with 4 different unions for the US Post office
Paid for by Barnes for State Representative Dist. 28th, Donna Barnes, Treasurer