John William Loudon
John William Loudon
|Member of the Missouri Senate|
from the 7th district
|Preceded by||Franc Flotron|
|Succeeded by||Jane Cunningham|
|Born||August 14, 1967|
St. Louis, Missouri
John William Loudon (born August 14, 1967) was a Republican member of the Missouri Senate for the 7th District from 2000 until 2008 and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000.
He was born and raised in St. Louis, one of four children of Robert and Janice Loudon. In high school, Loudon showed particular aptitude in German which led to his being an exchange student in Jever, Germany, and studying German through master's level work at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He was also the captain of his high school wrestling team. He graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989.
He is the executive director of a California construction organization. Formerly he operated a Public Relations business co-founded with his wife, Legacy Group of Missouri, Inc. Loudon is a policy advisor for America First Policies, a pro-Trump organization.
He served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1994 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.
In May 2018, it was reported that Loudon had used inflammatory and derogatory language against women, Muslims and Democrats. He suggested that Obama was a Kenyan-born Muslim.
- McDermott, Nathan; Kaczynski, Andrew; Massie, Chris (May 21, 2018). "Policy adviser for Trump-linked group called Obama 'Islamchurian candidate,' joked about 'crack whore Dem voter'". CNN. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- Waters, Amelia (March 5, 2008). "Video: Senator John Loudon speaks for midwives". KRCG.
- Rock, Steve (October 18, 2007). "Missouri midwifery debate takes nation's stage". The Kansas City Star. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services – via The Portsmouth Herald.
- 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