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An attorney with experience in civil and criminal litigation, Ian understands the role of the law in advancing social justice.

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The son of two public school teachers, and an early childhood educator himself, Ian's top priority is quality education.


As state representative, Ian has worked across the aisle to sponsor and pass several key pieces of legislation.

Bringing People Together

Thank you for trusting me to represent you in the Missouri General Assembly. I ran to bring people together. From the time I grew up in Southern Missouri, I’ve enjoyed discussing issues with those who may see them differently. I don’t believe we must sacrifice our principles to prosper. Click here to learn more about me.

Recent News

February 4, 2022

Bipartisan Missouri bills aim to ban out-of-school suspensions through the third grade

The bills require schools to collect and report detailed data related to disciplinary removals, such as demographic data, the duration of the suspension and the types of alternative measures that were used prior to removing the student. 

Last year, Mackey and Bailey worked to pass a new law that requires schools to report each time a student is secluded or restrained. Mackey said the need for more data on school suspensions was similarly borne out of a desire to better understand the scope of their use across the state.

April 29, 2022

State Democrats going on offense to fight GOP's politics of division


MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart speaks to Alabama State Rep. Neil Rafferty, Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow, and Missouri State Rep. Ian Mackey, three Democrats who have gone viral for giving impassioned floor speeches pushing back against anti-LGBTQ legislation from their Republican colleagues.