John William Loudon
|John W. Loudon|
|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 7th district
2000 - 2008
|Preceded by||Franc Flotron|
|Succeeded by||Jane Cunningham|
August 14, 1967 |
St. Louis, Missouri
John William Loudon (born August 14, 1967) was a Republican member of the Missouri Senate, representing the 7th District from 2000 until 2008, leaving due to term-limits. Previously he was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000.
He operated a Public Relations business co-founded with his wife, Legacy Group of Missouri, Inc.
He was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1994, serving there through 1998. He was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 2000, and again in 2004. While in the Senate, Loudon founded and chaired the Senate’s Small Business, Insurance, and Industrial Relations Committee, was vice chair of the Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee, and a member of the committees on Education, Gubernatorial Appointments, and Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.
While mostly known for business and labor issues including health insurance affordability and passage of bipartisan unemployment insurance reform that raised the weekly benefit amount from $250 up to $320, Loudon also passed legislation for a fallen workers license plate and a number of bills relating to liberty issues including passage of a model anti-SLAPP law, protecting citizen participation and public speech. He also passed state laws recognizing Bill of Rights Day and Tartan Day. He created significant controversy when he legalized the practice of midwifery by slipping a change into his omnibus health insurance reform bill.
He married Gina (Gentry) Loudon, Ph.D. in 1990, and they have five children, Lyda, Lily and Jack, Samuel, and Bo (Robert Brewster III). They reside in San Diego, California.
- Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005-2006. Jefferson City, MO:Secretary of State, 2005.
- Missouri Senate - John William Loudon official government website
- Project Vote Smart - John William Loudon (MO) profile
- Follow the Money - John William Loudon