101st General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Representative Barry Hovis

Barry Hovis

District 146

Years Served:
Counties:Cape Girardeau

Capitol Address

Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 406-B
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislator Assistant:Cheryl Maasen 


Representative Barry Hovis, a Republican, represents Cape Girardeau County (District 146) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.

In addition to his legislative duties, Hovis is a former law enforcement officer, having retired as a lieutenant after more than 30 years of service. He currently runs a small hay and feeder cattle farm.

Hovis is a life member and currently serves as the vice president of the Cape Area Friends of NRA. He also is a member of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Girardeau Pachyderms, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri Cattleman’s Association.

Hovis is a 1983 graduate of Greenville R-2 High School and graduated from Southeast Missouri Law Enforcement Academy in 1986.

Hovis was born in Lutesville and currently resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife, Laura. They attend Lynwood Southern Baptist Church, and teach third grade Sunday school class. They have three children and a son-in-law: Erica (and husband, Ben Goins), Adam, and Anna.