Senator Jack Goodman, a Republican, represents the counties of Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Ozark, Stone and Taney in the Missouri Senate. He was elected to the Senate in November 2005.
In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Goodman is an attorney. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004. In his second House term, he served as the Assistant Majority Leader. He also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Dade County from 1997-2002.
Senator Goodman and his family are active church members.
Senator Goodman served as Chairman of the 7th U.S. Congressional District Republican Committee and is presently on the Government Relations Committee of the American Lung Association of Missouri. A charter member of the Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club, Senator Goodman served several terms on the board of directors. He is also past president of the39th Judicial Circuit Bar Association; and member of the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club; Lawrence County Farm Bureau; Southwest Missouri Cattlemanís Association; Decatur Lodge #400 in Pierce City; Lawrence County Republicans; two-term past president, Lawrence County Pachyderm Club and Pachyderm state board of directors. Senator Goodman is also a member of several local Chambers of Commerce and served two years as co-chair and two years as chair of the events committee for the Lawrence County Apple Butter Makiní Days festival.
Senator Goodman has been honored with the Award for Excellence in the Study of Local Government and the Award for Excellence in the Study of Product Liability. He has also received numerous awards for legislative and community service.
A 1991 graduate of Pierce City High School, Senator Goodman earned a bachelorís degree in philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995 and his juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1998.
Born September 9, 1973, in Aurora, Mo., Senator Goodman lives in Mt. Vernon with his wife, Laura, and sons, Jack Elliott Goodman and William True Goodman.