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 Bill.White@senate.mo.gov or through his Chief of Staff Mike Kelley at Mike.Kelley@senate.mo.gov.
The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 9 at noon and will conclude May 17, 2019.