meet derekDerek Grier is a father, husband, small business owner, and the state representative for District 100 in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Representative Derek Grier was elected to serve his first term as the State Representative for the 100th District in 2016. He has been recognized as Legislator of the Year for his efforts related to Economic Development, was chosen as a Champion of Business by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, and selected as a Distinguised Legislator by several Missouri organizations.
Derek currently serves as Chair of the House Committee on Economic Development and sits on the Professional Registration Committee. In 2018, Derek passed a law which helped break down barriers to entry for Missouri’s workforce. In 2020, he continued that work by passing historic regulatory reform legislation which put Missouri in the lead for the entire country.
Derek studied Business Administration and played football at Principia College. He and his wife now own a residential real estate brokerage, Grier Realty. Derek and and Ashley have two boys, Jack and Logan.
During his first two terms in the Missouri legislature, Derek worked tirelessly to make good on the campaign promises he made in 2016. Here are just a few ways Derek made a difference:
✔ Derek fought to reduce barriers to entry, encourage job growth, and ease the regulatory burden on working families in Missouri. Derek successfully passed legislation eliminating arbitrary age restrictions on professional licensing and expanded recognition for professional licenses to be the most expansive in the country. The legislation has been recognized by numerous national organizations as a major win for Missouri.
✔ Derek led on issues like ethics reform. He was among the first legislators to support broad and comprehensive efforts to provide increased accountability, transparancy, and contribution limits in Missouri.
✔ Derek championed legislation that will give first-time home buyers a hand up. The First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act would authorize a tax-deduction for contributions to a savings account dedicated to buying a first home.
✔ Derek meaningfully contributed to the fight to end human trafficking by working to prohibit marriages for children under the age of 17.
✔ Derek stood up for taxpayers by working to maintain a balanced budget and return public dollars to our public schools. In 2017, the K-12 foundation formula was fully funded for the first time and has continued to be fully funded.
While much progress was made over the past few years, there’s still more work to be done. As the state representative for District 100, Derek promises to continue to:
✔ Fight to protect the freedom to earn a living to support your family.
✔ Support our police and ensure they are fully funded.
✔ Ensure tax burdens and unnecessary regulations are reduced.
✔ Protect the rights of Missourians to defend their home and family.
✔ Model positive American values like integrity, hard work, and personal responsibility.
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Ashley Grier Treasurer