LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Centerpoint Medical Center surgeon Dr. Jon Patterson, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the state house, hoping to replace termed House Majority Floor Leader, Mike Cierpiot.
“I want Missouri to be a great place to live, open a business and a place where every child has the opportunity to get a great public education and then go out to pursue their dreams,” Patterson explained.
As a state representative, Patterson vows to support measures that will help public education and small business. Other issues Patterson will focus on maintaining include topics such as tort reform, right-to-work, prescription drug monitoring and upholding the second amendment.
Patterson is a native of Blue Springs and a graduate of the University of Missouri. After obtaining his undergraduate and medical degrees he made his home in Lee’s Summit, where he finished surgical residency at Truman Medical Center.
Motivation for Patterson’s candidacy comes from his work, family and profession.
“As a physician, a small business-owner, and a father of small children in the public school system, I would like to be a voice of the people of the 30th district,” Patterson said. “I think I’ll have a lot to offer, especially in the realm of healthcare.”
If elected, Patterson promises to work alongside anyone who is willing to work for the betterment of Missouri.
“I look forward to getting to know the people of this district and hearing their ideas about how to make Missouri a better place to live,” Patterson said.
He has retained Axiom Strategies to consult his campaign.
Along with his candidacy Patterson will continue his career as a surgeon with United Surgical Associates of Kansas City, his private surgical practice in Independence, Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit.
A resident of Lee’s Summit, Patterson lives in the Lakewood subdivision with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Patterson, and their two children, Leah and Andrew (pictured).