Jarrod Ousley is a small business owner and education advocate representing the 24th House District in Kansas. The 24th District is comprised of the city of Merriam and parts of Mission and Overland Park.
Representative Ousley has served in the Kansas House since October of 2014. He serves on several House committees, including as the Ranking Democrat on Children and Seniors, Education, Agriculture Budget, the Joint Committee on Kansas Safety, and the Child Welfare System Task Force.
Jarrod grew up in Johnson County, attending Shawnee Mission public schools. Ousley has lived in Merriam for twelve years with his wife Heather and their three children. He has owned and operated a small paint contracting company for the last thirteen years. Jarrod and Heather have been leading advocates to protect public education in Kansas.
He has focused his efforts on legislation that benefits children and working families, and has successfully shepherded a bill during each year of his service through both legislative bodies and to signature by the Governor. His legislation includes the passage of the following, a bill to protect children's credit reports from fraudulent abuse; a bill to protect victims of domestic violence, allowing them to receive protection orders after just one instance of abuse; the creation of a foster care task force oversight committee to recommend policy that will improve the operations of the Department of Children and Family Services; and an election audit act, that requires new voting machines to provide a voter verifiable receipt, allowing the auditing of elections.
Ousley is committed to lowering the sales tax on food, expanding access to Medicaid for those who are unable to access health care, and supporting transparency in government operations.
Representative Ousley encourages his constituents to contact him with their concerns or questions. To stay up to date with what is happening in state government, please sign up for the legislative newsletter.