Jay Barnes

Running, Republican for Missouri House of Representatives District 60

Jay Barnes

Jay Barnes running for Missouri House of Representatives District 60

 

Full Name: Jay Barnes Click here for Voting Records
On The Ballot: Running, Constitution for U.S. House - District 4  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 3 Children
Birth Date: 12/27/1979
Birth Place: Jefferson City, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO

 

Bio:

Jay represents Jefferson City and Cole County in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Jay serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability, Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for General Administration, and is a member of the Judiciary, Education, Insurance, and Children & Families committees. In addition, Jay serves on the Joint Committees for Administrative Rules, Child Abuse & Neglect, and the Missouri Criminal Code. In total, Jay served on more committees in the last legislative session than any other member of the General Assembly.

Jay has earned a reputation for being hard-working, fair, principled, and unafraid of special interests. As a result, he was chosen to lead the investigation into a failed $56 million economic development deal in Moberly. National news organizations recognized that Jay’s work was the “lone bright spot” of the Mamtek fiasco.

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Jay has received awards from the Jefferson City NAACP and the Missouri Workforce Housing Association for his work defending equal rights and low-income housing, respectively, in the General Assembly. In 2012, he received an award for legislator of the year for state employees for his work doubling the pay raise for state employees submitted by Governor Nixon. 2011, he received an award as legislator of the year for Children & Families for his detailed work on the Children & Families Committee.

Away from the capitol, Jay is an attorney at Barnes & Associates in Jefferson City. Prior to serving as a state representative, Jay worked as a speechwriter for Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, policy director for Kenny Hulshof’s campaign for governor in 2008, and as the Washington correspondent for Newsmax magazine.

Jay and his wife Jane have three young children – the most recent being born in July 2012. He is a graduate of Helias High School and Mizzou – which he attended as both an undergrad and a law student.

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
Yea
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
Yea
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
Yea
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
Did Not Vote
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
Did Not Vote
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
Yea
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
Yea
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
Yea
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
Yea
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)
Yea