County Legislature


The County Legislature is responsible for all legislative duties in the County, including the introduction and enaction of all County resolutions. They are also responsible for the introduction and enaction of all County ordinances subject to the approval or veto of the County Executive. A veto by the Executive can be overridden by six votes of the Legislature.


Six County Legislators are elected from six local districts of similar size, each representing about 1/6 of the County’s constituents. Three County Legislators are elected from three "at-large" districts of similar size. Every citizen in Jackson County is there-by represented by two County Legislators. View the individual Legislator's page for more details, including contact information....


The County Legislature meets once a week, alternating between the Courthouse in Kansas City and the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence.
Theresa Galvin

2020 Legislative Chairman

Theresa Cass Galvin
(6th District)
Jackson County Legislator Ron Finley
(2nd District)
Jackson County Legislator Jalen Anderson
(1st District At-Large)
Dan Tarwater

2020 Legislative
Vice Chairman

Dan Tarwater III
(4th District)
Jackson County Legislator Charlie Franklin
(3rd District)
Crystal Williams
(2nd District At-Large)
Scott Burnett
(1st District)

Jackson County Legislator Jeanie Lauer
(5th District)
Tony Miller
(3rd District At-Large)