Running unopposed in District 32 of the Missouri House of Representatives is incumbent Rep. Jeff Coleman, Republican from Grain Valley.
A former Grain Valley Alderman, Coleman currently serves on the Grain Valley School Board.
In the House, Coleman was assigned to serve as the Vice Chair of the Economic Development Committee, the Professional Registration and Licensing Committee, and the Insurance Policy Committee.
In addition to his legislative duties, Coleman is a financial advisor specializing in retirement income.
Coleman has served as mayor pro tem on the Grain Valley Board of Aldermen, and as the president of both the Grain Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Grain Valley Industrial Development Committee. In 2012, he was named Grain Valley Citizen of Year.
Coleman is a member of the Community of Christ Church.
Born in Independence, Coleman attended Oak Grove High School and Graceland University. Coleman currently resides in Grain Valley with his wife, Debbie. They have seven children.
In a recent interview with Valley News, Coleman said he is focused on working for everyone in his district, not just those who share his party affiliation.
“It’s about making relationships and doing what’s right for the districts. We have to battle against our own party sometimes, just like we battle against the Democrats. I am not down there for a party. I am there for the issues,” Coleman said.
Asked for an example of a time he worked across party lines for the benefit of the district, Coleman pointed to legislation signed into law last July which provided incentives to General Motors in exchange for continued investment in the state. Coleman said conservative voices on the House side were trying to make deals with Democrats to defeat the bill, claiming it was corporate welfare. Coleman said he used a bill he was working on to extend a tax credit benefiting local engineering firm Burns & McDonnell to successfully convince Democratic representatives from the Kansas City metro area to support the General Motors measure.
Rep. Jeff Coleman (R) , District 32