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Joshua D. Peters is an American politician in the Democratic Party who was the Missouri State Representative of Missouri's 76th District from 2013 to 2019.[1] Peters was first elected in a special election on April 2, 2013.[2] He represented portions of north Saint Louis City.[3] He is the youngest African American ever elected to the Missouri House.[4]

Joshua Peters
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Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 76th district
In office
2013–2019
Preceded byChris Carter Jr.
Succeeded byChris Carter
Personal details
Born (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 31)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceSt. Louis, Missouri
Alma materLincoln University (Missouri)
Lindenwood University
University of Maryland
OccupationPolitician
WebsiteRepresentative Joshua Peters

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Early careerEdit

Peters served as a legislative assistant and office manager to Congressman Lacy Clay of Missouri's 1st congressional district for three years and was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Confidential Assistant to the Under Secretary of Education, Martha Kanter.[5]

Missouri LegislatureEdit

After the 2012 Missouri elections, there was an open seat in Missouri House District 76 in which Peters ran for and won on April 2, 2013. He officially took office on April 17, 2013.[2][6]

In the 2016 general election, Peters was elected to serve as a member of Missouri's 99th General Assembly. He filed 11 bills. [7]

On April 5, 2017, Peters was appointed as the first congressional designee to the executive board of the Missouri Democratic Party.[8] According to a press statement released by Peters, he hopes to "build momentum and passion within the party organization."[citation needed]

On April 24, 2017, Peters, along with Missouri State Representative Bruce Franks Jr., filed a housing discrimination complaint to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The case alleged that a concentration of facilities serving homeless people created a strong disparity within St. Louis City's Near Northside.[9]

House committeesEdit

As a member of the Missouri House, Peters served on the following committees:

  • Government Efficiency, Ranking Minority Member[10]
  • Budget[11]
  • Professional Registration and Licensing[12]
  • Agriculture Policy[13]
  • Appropriations-Public Safety and Correction[14]
  • Special Committee on Urban Issues[15]
  • Subcommittee on Appropriations - Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic Development[16]
  • Subcommittee on Scope of Practice[17]

AffiliationsEdit

Peters is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Missouri Arts Council Trust,[18] the U.S. Selective Service, Logan University, and the Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center of St. Louis. Peters holds the rank of Major of Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. Peters is currently the director of the St. Louis Labor Council AFL–CIO.

ElectionsEdit

Missouri 76th District State Representative Special Election 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joshua Peters 1,744 98.53% Winner[20]
Missouri 76th District State Representative Special Election 2014[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joshua Peters 7,006 99.3% Winner[22]

Political officesEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Carter Jr.
Member of Missouri House of Representatives from 76th District
2013–present
Succeeded by
incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Representative Joshua Peters". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30436/on_the_trail_peters_youth_infusion Archived July 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lincoln University honors Rep. Joshua Peters | People on the Move". stlamerican.com. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Representative Directory". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "Joshua Peters". Ballotpedia. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Joshua D. Peters appointed by Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay | People on the Move". stlamerican.com. April 5, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  9. ^ Name (required) (April 25, 2017). "Two Lawmakers Work to Address Code Violations at NLEC « CBS St. Louis". Stlouis.cbslocal.com. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  18. ^ "About – Missouri Arts Council – The State of the Arts". Missouriartscouncil.org. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  19. ^ "April 2, 2013 Special Election 76". www.sos.mo.gov. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  20. ^ "We Can't Find That Page (404 Error)". stlouis-mo.gov.
  21. ^ http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/candidates/2014primary/
  22. ^ "We Can't Find That Page (404 Error)". stlouis-mo.gov.

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