ALEC-FreedomWorks Legislator of the Week
Representative Shamed Dogan is a native Missourian and was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. He received his B.A. in Political Science & Philosophy from Yale University. Before entering the legislature Rep. Dogan served as a non-profit fundraiser, administrator and as an Alderman for four years in Ballwin, Missouri’s 2nd Ward.
In 2014 Rep. Dogan was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 98. He has sponsored legislation that focuses on expanding school choice through Education Savings Accounts, and earlier this year voted with his colleagues to make Missouri the 28th Right to Work state. He has also sponsored the Hair Braiding Freedom Act, which would eliminate onerous regulations on Missouri hair braiders, who currently have to spend 1,500 hours and tens of thousands of dollars for a license to earn a living.
In addition to Rep. Dogan’s work, he serves on numerous committees that include: the Rules Committee, the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee and the Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee. He also is an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He lives in Ballwin, Missouri with his wife Sara and two young children.