Tara (Tara) J. Peters (R-SH122)
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Room 203-C State Capitol 201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101

District Office:
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Chris   
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans
MemberHouse Committee on Health and Mental Health Policy
MemberHouse Special Committee on Tax Reform
Counties Representing
Laclede / Pulaski


Representative Tara Peters, a Republican, represents Phelps County (District 122) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first term in November 2022.

In addition to her service as a legislator, Peters is a real estate agent with Realty Executives - Ferrell Associates. She and her husband also own and operate Pete's Pumpkin Patch, which is a small farm and agri-tourism destination.

Peters is a dedicated public servant who has served in a variety of leadership and volunteer roles with organizations that work to promote the well-being of families, children, and seniors. During her time as the President of Rolla Junior Club she helped raise funds to purchase playground equipment for a city park and provide scholarships to deserving students. She also helped provide financial support and opportunities for retired senior volunteers through her service as a board member for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Currently, she serves on the board of the M.U. Extension Council for Phelps County, which promotes educational programs for families in surrounding counties. She also is entering her sixth year as a member on the Missouri Farm Bureau Agri-Tourism Board.

Peters is a graduate of Purdue University - Calumet, where she received a bachelor's degree in Communications.

Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, Peters currently resides in Rolla with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Landon and Ledger.