Local surgeon Jon Patterson announced that he is a Republican candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives (District 30) in 2018. The seat is currently occupied by House Majority Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot, who will be leaving the chamber due to term limits.

Patterson is a 1998 graduate of Blue Springs High School. After earning his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri – Columbia, he returned to Lee’s Summit and completed surgical residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

Patterson is currently a general and trauma surgeon with United Surgical Associates of Kansas City, a private surgical practice serving Independence, Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit.

“As a physician, small business-owner, and father of small children in the public school system, I would like to be a voice for the people of the 30th district. I think I’ll have a lot to offer, especially in the realm of healthcare.”

“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,” said Patterson.

Patterson currently resides in the Lakewood subdivision of Lee’s Summit. He is married to Dr. Jennifer Patterson. They have two children, Leah (6), and Andrew (2).