Republican Sen. 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, Sen. 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, Sen. Cierpiot worked at AT&T for 38 years as a network engineer.
Senator 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). Senator Cierpiot 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.
Senator Cierpiot is a graduate of De La Salle High School. He attended Longview Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Senator Cierpiot was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He has lived in Eastern Jackson County for more than 40 years and currently resides in Lee’s Summit. He is married to his wife of 50 years, Connie 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 Education
Interim Committee on Firefighting Districts
Interim Committee on Illegal Immigration, Vice-Chairman
Select Committee on Redistricting
Task Force on Distributed Energy Resources and Net Metering
Task Force on Fair, Nondiscriminatory Local Taxation Concerning Solar Energy Systems
Missouri Humanities Council Trust Fund Board of Trustees
Southern States Energy Board
Task Force on the Future of Right-of-Way Management and Taxation