1st District At-Large Legislator


The Jackson County Legislature voted Jan. 25, 2016 to appoint Garry J. Baker the 1st District At-Large Legislator.


Garry received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri, with a Major in Marketing, in 1975.


Garry is a lifelong resident of Eastern Jackson County. He and his wife, Karen, have four children and five grandchildren.


Garry worked for Jackson County for 33 years, retiring as a Senior Residential Appraiser in 2004. He was appointed to the Board of Equalization for 10 years, serving as a permanent board member the last six years. He also served as the Mayor of Buckner for four years and on the Fort Osage School Board for six years as President and Vice President. He was elected to the Jackson County Democratic Committee for 24 years.

In addition, Garry has been a developer and home builder in Eastern Jackson County.

Committee Chair
  • Rules (Chair)

Committee Member

  • Finance & Audit
  • Public Works

Garry Baker
Garry J. Baker
Jackson County Legislator
201 W. Lexington
Suite 201
Independence, MO 64050

(816) 881-4477

(816) 881-4473

Legislative Aide
Georgia Sanders

District Map (PDF)