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
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
(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)
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
- 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