Joshua Peters

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Joshua Peters
Joshua Peters Missouri State Representative for the 76 District, April 2, 2013.jpg
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 76th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by Chris Carter
Personal details
Born (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 27)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Residence St. Louis, Missouri
Alma mater Lincoln University (Missouri) University of Maryland
Occupation Politician
Religion Roman Catholic


Joshua Peters (born August 25, 1987), usually known as Josh Peters, is the Missouri House of Representative for the 76th District. [1] Representative Peters was elected in a special election on April 2, 2013.[2] He represents portions of north Saint Louis City.[3] He is the youngest African American ever elected to the Missouri House. [4]

In 2010, he graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln University, where he also became a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Honor Society and served as President of the Student Government Association.

He served on the staff of United States Representative William Lacy Clay, Jr. for three years and then was appointed by President Barack Obama as a Confidential Assistant to the Under Secretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter.

Joshua Peters serves as a local board member of the United States Selective Service System, and on the Board of Directors for People’s Community Action Corporation.

Joshua Peters currently a member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis; Rotary International and Congressional Black Associates.

Political career[edit]

Peters served as a Congressional Legislative Assistant to Congressman William Lacy Clay of Missouri's 1st congressional District for three years and was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Confidential Assistant to the Under Secretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter.[5]

After the 2012 Missouri elections, there was an open seat in Missouri House District 76 in which Peters ran for and won on April 2, 2013. He officially took office on April 17, 2013.[6][7]

House committees[edit]

As a member of the Missouri House, Peters serves on the following committees:

  • Professional Registration and Licensing [8]
  • Agriculture Policy [9]
  • Appropriations-Public Safety and Correction[10]
  • Special Committee on Urban Issues [11]

Foreign Dignitaries[edit]

As a member of the Missouri House, Representative Peters spent time with foreign dignitaries.


Elections[edit]

Missouri 76th District State Representative Special Election 2013[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joshua Peters 1,744 98.53% Winner[13]
Missouri 76th District State Representative Special Election 2014[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joshua Peters 7,006 99.3% Winner[15]

Political offices[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Carter Jr.
Member of Missouri House of Representatives from 76th District
2013–present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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