Dan Tarwater III

4th District Legislator

2021 Legislative Chairman

Dan Tarwater III was elected to the Jackson County Legislature in 1994, and then reelected in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. He has been in the insurance industry, holding many positions - commercial, personal and life.


Dan has worked in finance for the past decade and in sales/management previously.


Legislator Tarwater earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rockhurst College, with a major in marketing.


He has a wife, Paula, and 3 children: Abby, Danny, and Mitch.



    • Chairman of Jackson County Legislature in 2005, 2007, 2012 and 2015
    • Vice-Chairman of the Legislature for 2008, 2010, 2019 and 2020.
    • First elected to the Legislature in 1994, then re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014