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James Shackelford is running for Missouri State Representative in District 16. Vote for James on November 3, 2020!


I'm James Shackelford, and I Want to be Your State Rep.

As a native son of the Northland and proud Missourian, I’m running for Missouri State Representative in District 16 to be your public servant, not a politician. Over the next several months, I look forward to talking to my neighbors and working hard to earn your vote.  

Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to join me in putting people first, period.


Common Sense Gun Policy

It's time we passed common-sense gun legislation that protects all Missourians, respects the Second Amendment and encourages responsible gun ownership.

Health Care

From rural hospital closures to Missouri children being removed from Medicaid, our legislators must stand up to our Republican-controlled legislature to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for all.

Public Education

Missouri public schools, students, and teachers deserve more advocates in Jefferson City who will fight to fully fund our public education system and to increase pay for our educators.


Unions helped build America's middle class, and Missourians need more representatives who will stand in solidarity with our union workforce to ensure its success long into the future.


I'm proud to have received endorsements from the following organizations:

United Auto Workers Local 249

Run For Something


Our Revolution KC

Greater KC Building and Construction Trades Council


Missouri AFL-CIO

American Federation of Teachers

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen

Communication Workers of America

Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Moms Demand Action *Distinction*

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Sierra Club

United Steelworkers


Service Employees International Union MO/KS State Council

Planned Parenthood

Operative Plasterer's & Cement Masons'

Sheet Metal Workers Local Union

IBEW Local Union 124

Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

Covid-19 Resources

From all of us here at Team 16, we encourage you to take COVID-19 precautions seriously to keep our community as healthy as possible. In the meantime, stay up-to-date with these local, state and national COVID-19 resources:

Clay County COVID-19 Resources
Missouri State COVID-19 Resources
CDC COVID-19 Resources

The simplest way to say safe and to keep others safe is by wearing a mask in public and making sure to thoroughly wash your hands frequently. Watch this video for some hand-washing pointers! And if you want to support local Kansas City businesses by purchasing masks and PPE, CLICK HERE.

Paid for by The Committee to Elect James Shackelford, Bety Le Treasurer.
© 2020 The Committee to Elect James Shackelford