Republican Senator Mike Cierpiot was elected to serve in the Missouri Senate during the November 2017 Special Election. He represents the 8th senatorial district covering Eastern Jackson County.
Prior to his time in the Missouri Senate, Cierpiot served seven years in the Missouri House of Representatives where he served as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader for three years and was later elected to serve as the Majority Floor Leader until the end of his tenure in the Missouri House.
In addition to his legislative duties, Cierpiot worked at AT&T for 38 years as a network engineer.
Cierpiot is a member of Missouri Right to Life, Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association.
He is the recipient of the 2013 Public Official of the Year Award from Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – EITAS (Empowering individuals through advocacy and support). He also has received the 2013 Spirit of Commerce Award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the 2013 Legislative Award from the St. Louis Business Journal. In addition, he received the Defender of Prosperity Award in both 2013 and 2014 from Americans for Prosperity – Missouri.
Cierpiot is a 1971 graduate of De La Salle High School. He attended Longview Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Cierpiot was born January 14, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri. He has lived in Eastern Jackson County for the past 40 years and currently resides in Lee’s Summit. He is married to his wife of 45 years, Connie J. Cierpiot, who also served as a state representative. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Elected to Senate: 2017 (Special), 2018
House of Representatives: 2010 – 2018
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Chairman
Economic Development, Vice-Chairman
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Solid Waste Management District Operations
Interim Committee on Elections
Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection
Interim Committee on MO Underground Safety Review, Vice-Chairman
Select Committee on Redistricting
Missouri Humanities Council Trust Fund Board of Trustees
Southern States Energy Board
Task Force on the Future of Right-of-Way Management and Taxation