Justin was born, raised, and educated in Missouri. Justin began his career as a commercial loan officer specializing in agricultural loans. For the next 13 years, Justin developed a successful career in commercial loans while also owning and operating a family farming business. In 2018, he was elected to serve as the Senator for Senate District 16.
Currently, Justin farms more than 2,000 acres of leased land while also maintaining a cow-calf operation on the family farm. He is an active member of the Dent/Phelps County Cattleman’s and the Missouri Cattleman’s Association; the Missouri Beef Council; and the Phelps County Farm Bureau. Justin is a leader for the Elk Prairie 4-H Club, a member of the Masons Lodge #213, and regularly attends Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri.
Justin understands the importance of entrepreneurship in Missouri and he is passionate about advocating for small businesses. As a father of three children and a husband of a life-long educator, Justin is also passionate about early childhood education. Justin is also proud to support the pro-life movement and also seeks to reform healthcare and insurance systems in Missouri. As a husband, farmer, small-business owner, and community member, Justin understands the needs of Missouri’s rural areas, and is ready to work toward positive change for the future.