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An attorney with experience in civil and criminal litigation, Ian understands the role of the law in advancing social justice.
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.
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.
November 2, 2022
Missouri lawmaker plans to refile red flag legislation after St. Louis school shooting
Missouri State Rep. Ian Mackey said they were deaths that didn’t have to happen if the bill he filed in 2021, House Bill 126, had passed.
“HB126 is a version of a red flag law, a law that several states, red states and blue states have implemented to give police officers tools to intervene in a situation involving an individual who is at risk of harming themselves or harming others with firearms," Mackey said.