John Bardgett & Associates, Inc.


John Bardgett

John E. Bardgett, Jr. is president of John Bardgett & Associates, Inc. and has been actively engaged in the lobbying and political consulting area for over 32 years. John's family has been involved in Missouri politics for many years. John's father was the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court and formerly served as a St. Louis County Circuit Judge. His father has served as ex-officio counsel to numerous Speakers of the Missouri House and Presidents of the Missouri Senate of both parties over the last twenty years.

John Parris

John Parris is a registered lobbyist, working for the last 20 years with John Bardgett & Associates, Inc. His lobbying activities focus on representing clients with interests in the State of Missouri at the legislative, executive, and state department levels. John works out of the John Bardgett & Associates offices in Jefferson City. John's many years of lobbying experience and extensive knowledge of the legislative process has earned him the respect of legislators, staff, and bureaucrats on both sides of the aisle.

Kim Tuttle

Ms. Tuttle began her career in politics in 1998 in St. Louis working for United States Senator Christopher S. (Kit) Bond from Missouri on his 1998 re-election campaign. In the 2000 and 2002 election cycles, Ms. Tuttle worked as a fundraiser representing Republican candidates including United States Senator James M. Talent in his bid for Missouri Governor, U.S. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft in his Senate re-election campaign, Missouri State Senator and President Pro Tem Charlie Shields and Missouri State Senator Jon Dolan. Kim has been with John Bardgett & Associates, Inc. since the fall of 2003 as a registered lobbyist.

Erika Leonard

Ms. Leonard is a registered lobbyist with John Bardgett & Associates, Inc. working at the legislative, executive, and state department levels for eleven consecutive years. Erika's area of expertise and main focus has been dealing with the Appropriations Committee for the House and Senate as well as their staff, and the Division of Budget and Planning. She has a total of fifteen years combined experience in Governmental Consulting within Missouri politics.

Chris Roepe

Chris has been working with Missouri’s Legislative and Executive branches since 2002. He served as Chief of Staff to Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields as well as campaign manager for numerous successful candidate elections. Most recently he was Vice President of Government Affairs for Noranda Aluminum.

Jacqueline Bardgett

Ms. Bardgett began working for John Bardgett & Associates at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.  Ms. Bardgett monitors the legislative process and advocates on behalf of clients’ issues.  She also works closely with several associations providing managerial assistance.  Jacque's passion for the political and legislative process is rooted in her family’s broad background of political involvement.

Carol Kemna, CMP

Ms. Kemna began working for John Bardgett & Associates in 2003 and became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2010. She is a registered lobbyist with John Bardgett & Associates and also spends much of her time on association management services. Carol's main area of emphasis within the legislative process has been in the health care arena.

Cheri Gibson

Ms. Gibson serves as the Office Manager for the Jefferson City office and has been a part of the John Bardgett & Associates team since 2002. Cheri has been previously employed with other associations and has over 30 years of experience in association management services and the operations of the legislative process. As Office Manager of the Jefferson City office she is a vital link to providing communications between JBA clients and members of our team during the legislative session, and interacts on a daily basis with dozens of members of the General Assembly and their staffs in coordinating everything from meetings, legislative advocacy days, to political fundraisers.

Andrea Webb

Ms. Webb recently joined our staff in early 2015 as an Office Manager in the St. Louis office.  She handles all financial duties, contracts, and daily operations of the firm and is in direct communication with all of JBA's clients, as well as members of the Missouri General Assembly.