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
Rep. Dougherty 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.
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.