Get To Know Lauren Arthur

Lauren is currently serving her second term as State Representative for District 18. She sits on General Laws and Accounts Committees, and is the ranking member on Health and Mental Health and Rules - Administrative Oversight Committees.

 Lauren was born and raised in the Northland. She attended Briarcliff Elementary, Northgate Middle School, and North Kansas City High School. After graduating from North Kansas City's International Baccalaureate program, Lauren received a scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

During her time at Smith, Lauren interned at the Smithsonian's American History Museum and the Scottish Parliament. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History.

Lauren returned home to Kansas City to work as a middle school teacher. She taught English Language Arts at Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school in the urban core.  During that time, Lauren earned her Masters in Education from University of Missouri – St. Louis. Lauren worked as a Project Manager at VML, a global advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City. 

She enjoys spending time with her husband Russell and their dog Odie.


Endorsements

Clint Zweifel (Missouri State Treasurer)

Bill Skaggs (Former State Representative and Former City Councilman)

Trent Skaggs (Former State Representative)

Ed Quick (Former State Senator) 

Jon Carpenter (State Representative, District 15)

Sandra Reeves (Former State Representative)

MOLLI's List

Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO

Greater Kansas City Firefighters Local 42