Biography

Jason Raymond Holsman was born in Kansas City, MO.

In 1984, his parents, Gale and Judy, founded American Sweeping in the heart of South Kansas City located on Grandview road, KCMO. Jason and his younger sister, Shannon, graduated from Blue Valley High School, where his dedication to selfless activities was recognized with a National Citizenship award in 1992 and being named Who’s Who Among High School Students in 1993.

In 1994 Jason entered the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he became a third generation legacy in the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Alpha Nu. However, it was from the University of Kansas that Mr. Holsman would receive Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and US History in 1999.

After college, Holsman accepted a job as a political correspondent to the Missouri Legislature for the Suburban Journals in St. Louis. During this period, Mr. Holsman met his wife-to-be, Robyn, and quickly returned to Kansas City where she worked as a 4th grade public school teacher. They married in March of 2001 and the couple is now the proud parents of two children.

The family currently resides in the Fox Croft neighborhood and are active members at John
Knox Kirk Presbyterian Church.

After achieving his Masters of Arts degree in Diplomacy and Military Science in 2003, Senator Holsman followed his passion for education and became a social studies instructor for the Kansas City Missouri School District. He served his school by teaching several subjects, coaching varsity athletics, and serving as Chair of the Principal’s Advisory Committee, among other works. For his achievements, Mr. Holsman has received multiple teaching awards.

Senator Holsman currently represents the citizens of the 7th Senate District, serving areas of Kansas City, Grandview and Lee's Summit in the Missouri State Senate.

As a member of the minority party in both the House and Senate, Holsman has been instrumental in the environmental movement by previously serving as Chairman for both the Committee on Renewable Energy and the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture. He has sponsored multiple pieces of legislation promoting a sustainable economy through energy independence and food security.

When time can be found, Jason enjoys traveling, playing multiple music instruments, participating in recreational athletics, landscape oil painting, horseback riding, fishing Missouri rivers, riding a Harley Davidson, reading historical biographies, campaigning and crafting creative legislative solutions.

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