State Representative Don Mayhew of the 121st district was named to the Majority Whip Team in the Missouri House this week – a position that will give him a more prominent role in determining the outcome of priority legislation. Mayhew was selected to serve as a Floor Whip by House Majority Whip Steve Lynch.

“With there being many important issues before the House this session, it is vital to have a whip team dedicated to communicating the policies of the majority caucus. Rep. Mayhew will play a key role in communicating those policies and addressing the concerns of his colleagues. I look forward to working with him as part of my Whip Team,” said Lynch, R-Waynesville.

As part of the Majority Whip Team, Mayhew will be responsible for assisting Lynch and Deputy Whip Jack Bondon in rounding up votes on critical issues and communicating policy positions to other members of the majority. As one of thirteen floor whips, Mayhew will assist in informing caucus members on key issues and votes.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to play a much greater role in the legislative process,” said Mayhew, R-Crocker. “As a member of the Whip Team I will be able to better represent the interests of the 121st district. I look forward to working to help ensure the passage of legislation that will be of great benefit to the people in our area, as well as the entire state of Missouri.”

Mayhew added that his post allows him to become more involved in a wider variety of legislative matters.


Mayhew represents the residents of Rolla, Richland, Newburg, Doolittle, Dixon and Crocker in Phelps and Pulaski Counties. Mayhew was born and raised in the 121st district and graduated from Crocker High School. He then attended and graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology.