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Paul and Nancy LeVota

Paul LeVota is the State Senator in Missouri’s 11th District. This district includes Independence, Buckner, Sugar Creek with parts of East Kansas City, Raytown and Lee’s Summit, unincorporated Jackson County and the Federal Enclave of Lake City. Paul believes our community deserves a senator who will stand up for our community.

Paul LeVota is a life-long resident of Independence, Missouri. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Nancy, since 1992. Paul is the father of two daughters, Meghan, studying Journalism at

Paul LeVota is a life-long resident of

Growing up, Paul attended Truman High School in Independence where he served as Student Body President. He then received a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications and Political Science from State University of Central Missouri. Paul was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and held many leadership roles at UCM, including Student Body Vice President. Later, he received a Masters of Science in Management from Baker University.

Before being elected to the Missouri General Assembly, Paul worked in the area of training and development for Sprint and H&R Block. He is currently a Management Development Training Specialist for CommunityAmerica Credit Union.

Paul is a lifelong member of Saint Mark's Catholic Church in Independence, where he is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree. Paul is a member of Independence Mason Lodge 76 and the Ararat Shrine. He belongs to the Tomashaw Home Owner's Association and the Independence PTA.

Prior to being elected Senator in 2012, Paul served as State Representative for 8 years and termed out in 2010. In the House, LeVota was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as the House Democratic Leader. As the highest-ranking member of his party, LeVota was responsible for working with majority and minority leadership in formulating policy, developing strategy, and generating support for legislative priorities in the House of Representatives.

Throughout his tenure in the Senate since being elected, Paul has hosted joint town hall meetings with city officials monthly. Paul has carried the legislation for Medicaid Expansion, higher minimum wage bills, responsible accountability when it comes to our public education system, and has worked across the aisle to obtain much needed resources for the communities within the 11th Senatorial District.

Senator LeVota currently serves on the Financial & Governmental Organizations & Elections, Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, Gubernatorial Appointments, Ways and Means, and the Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committees for the Senate.

Cousins carrying on the family tradition

From left to right, Audrey and Madeline were recently elected as Vice President of Entertainment and President of Truman High School's Student Council. Despite their uncle and father being State Sen. Paul LeVota, D-11, the two assert they simply like helping people and making school more fun.

By Brandon Dumsky | 050414

Two Truman High School students in Independence are following their family's tradition of leadership and community service.
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