Dougherty, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 53) in the
Missouri House of Representatives.� He
was elected to the House in November 2002.
In addition to
his legislative duties, Rep. Dougherty has been an electrical contractor in
Independence for 15 years.
is a member of the following organizations:�
National Rifle Association, life member; Missouri Right to Life; IBEW
#124; National Electrical Contractors Association, Kansas City Chapter;
McDonald Masonic Lodge #324 AF&AM; Ararat Shrine Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of
Kansas City; Jackson County Shrine Club; Studebaker Drivers Club, Ozark Trails
Chapter; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3717, Sugar Creek; Boy Scouts of
America Tribe of Mic O Say; City of Independence Street Tax Oversight Committee;
Order of the Eastern Star Independence Chapter #329.� He is a PADI certified open water diver and is a member of the
First Assembly of God Church.
A 1975 graduate
of Lafayette High School, Rep. Dougherty attended N.S. Hillyard Technical
School studying electronics from 1973-75, and Missouri Western State College
studying electrical engineering and electronics from 1975-79.
13, 1956 in St. Joseph, Mo., Rep. Dougherty lives in Independence with his
wife, Susan.� They have three
children:� Melonie, Christina and Aaron.