Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Bill White sworn in as state senator

(From Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin)

State Sen. Bill White, R–Joplin, took the oath of office in front of friends, family members and fellow senators as he was sworn in to represent the 32nd Senatorial District. The ceremony occurred at the start of the 100th General Assembly’s legislative session.

“It is truly an honor and privilege to serve the people of Dade, Newton and Jasper counties as a senator in the Missouri Senate,” said Sen. Bill White. “At this time, I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters who have been there throughout my tenure in the legislature. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues in the Missouri Senate to debate, discuss and enact meaningful legislation for my constituents.”

Senator White was first elected to the General Assembly in November 2010, where he represented the Joplin area for eight years in the Missouri House of Representatives. Prior to his legislative duties, Sen. White practiced law in Joplin focusing on children, seniors and business law. He also previously served as the attorney for the Jasper County Juvenile Office for juvenile neglect, delinquency and abuse cases.

The senator may be contacted via email at or through his Chief of Staff Mike Kelley at

The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 9 at noon and will conclude May 17, 2019.


Anonymous said...

It’s ridiculous that voters elected this moron that doesn’t realize his job is to represent the people. Over 67% of the voters in Missouri, and the majority in Jasper and Newton counties voted against right to work. Little Billy is already working to overturn the voter’s choice and cater to big business instead. What a worm!

Anonymous said...

Bill White is a nice man.

Anonymous said...

He can be a nice man but not an effective legislator.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is true. He is still a nice man.

Anonymous said...

Most legislators don't need to be effective. It takes just a few to listen to the important people and lobbyists and take care of running things. Most of the rest can just coast and follow orders and vote as instructed.

So I don't hold a legislator not being an effective legislator again him not at all!

Anonymous said...

He is a nice man. You should sit down and talk to him sometime. Also, I would guess he knows more about legislation than whoever in the hell you are. And if he doesn't maybe you should run for office.