Senator John Joseph Rizzo, a Democrat, represents Independence, Sugar Creek and NE Kansas City within Jackson County (District 11) in the Missouri Senate. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives to his first two-year term in November 2010. He was elected by the House Democratic Caucus to the position of Minority Whip in 2013 and again in 2015. He was elected to the Missouri Senate in November 2016.
In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Rizzo is a marketing consultant.
Senator Rizzo has served as the 11th Ward Committeeman for Jackson County. His is a former board member for Truman Medical Center and a former member of the Kansas City Planning Commission.
Senator Rizzo attends Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Senator Rizzo is a 1999 graduate of St. Pius X High School. He received his B.A. in Political Science and his B.A. in English in 2004 from Rockhurst University.
Born on October 3, 1980 in Kansas City, Senator Rizzo currently resides in Independence with his wife Lindsay and daughters Sofia and Ella.
Elected to the Senate: 2016
House of Representatives: 2010 – 2016
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Capitol Security
Joint Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Awareness
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Personnel Subcommittee
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
Interim Committee on Tax Credit Efficiency and Reform
Select Committee on Redistricting
Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund Board of Trustees
Missouri Capitol Commission
Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan – Board of Trustees
Missouri Tourism Commission
State Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees