99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Shawn Rhoads
Shawn Rhoads
District 154

Years Served:
Hometown:West Plains
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 403-B
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Erica Engelby 
Office Hours:Monday-Thursday 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
Rep. Shawn Rhoads, a Republican, represents the majority of Howell County (District 154). He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Rhoads was a Detective with the West Plain Police Department. As a Detective, he worked as a liaison between the West Plains R-7 school system, the Juvenile Office, Division of Family Services and the police department. During this time, he organized the Shop with a Cop program, served as a member of the HAZMAT team, and was instrumental in the formation of the Child Advocacy Center here in Howell County.

In 2007, Rep. Rhoads was elected to the West Plains R-7 School board. He and his family has been active in coaching mighty mite football, little league baseball, organizing a USAV junior volleyball club and being a host family for the Grizzly volleyball program. He is a member of the Church of Christ in West Plains.

A 1995 graduate of West Plains High School, Rep. Rhoads attended the Missouri Sheriff’s Academy and graduated as a law enforcement officer in 2000.

Born January 18, 1977, in West Plains, Rep. Rhoads currently lives in West Plains with his wife, Jennifer. They have three children: Katie, Kameren, and Jillian.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1411 - (5104H.02P)
Prohibits a peer support specialist from disclosing any confidential communication properly entrusted to the counselor by law enforcement and emergency personnel while receiving counseling
HB 1837 - (5614H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding dispensations of maintenance medications
HB 1859 - (5215H.01P)
Allows law enforcement agencies to assist other law enforcement agencies
HB 1948 - (4600H.01I)
Changes the law regarding the uniform wireless communication infrastructure deployment act.
HB 1991 - (5710S.08T)
Modifies provisions relating to wireless facilities and related infrastructure
HB 2102 - (5832H.01P)
Changes the laws regarding property classifications for zoning so that sawmills are classified as agricultural property
HB 2200 - (4909H.03C)
Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education
HB 2480 - (6433H.01I)
Repeals the yield tax on certain forestry products
HB 2527 - (6516H.01I)
Prohibits a website operator from intentionally using an internet domain name in a ticket website’s URL
HB 2616 - (6595H.01I)
Modifies provisions regarding video service providers.
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation