Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

Women Candidates 2002

 

Missouri Women Elected Officials as of November 5, 2002

Incumbents are listed in bold.

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NameHometownOfficeParty
Federal and Statewide
Claire McCaskill Jefferson City State Auditor D
Karen McCarthy Kansas City U.S. Rep-5 D
Jo Ann Emerson Cape Girardeau U.S. Rep-8 R
Currently: 2/11 members of Congress = 18% (2 U.S. Representatives, 1D/1R, ) National average of women in Congress = 13.6% 
2/6 Statewide offices = 33% D=2 National average of women in state wide offices = 27%.
State Senate
Rita H. Days St. Louis MO Sen-14 D
Sarah Steelman Rolla MO Sen-16 R
Joan Bray St. Louis MO Sen-24 D
Norma (Aunt Norma) Champion Springfield MO-Sen-30 R
Currently: 7/34 State Senators = 21% D=4 / R=3
National average of women in the State Senate = 20.5%.
State Representative
Rachel Bringer Palmyra MO Rep-6 D
Vicki Schneider O'Fallon MO Rep-17 R
Cynthia L. Davis O'Fallon MO Rep-19 R
Danielle (Danie) Moore Fulton MO Rep-20 R
Therese Sander Moberly MO Rep-22 R
Vicky Riback Wilson Columbia MO Rep-25 D
Susan Phillips Kansas City MO Rep-32 R
Annie Reinhart Liberty MO Rep-34 R
Sharon Sanders Brooks Kansas City MO Rep-37 D
Marsha Campbell Kansas City MO Rep-39 D
Melba J. Curls Kansas City MO Rep-41 D
Yvonne S. Wilson Kansas City MO Rep-42 D
Jenee Lowe Kansas City MO Rep-44 D
Cathy Jolly Kansas City MO Rep-45 D
Kate Meiners Kansas City MO Rep-46 D
Terry Young Raytown MO Rep-49 D
Vicki Walker Kansas City MO Rep-50 D
Yaphett El-Amin St. Louis MO Rep-57 D
Amber Holly Boykins St. Louis MO Rep-60 D
Connie (LaJoyce) Johnson St. Louis MO Rep-61 D
Robin Wright Jones St. Louis MO Rep-63 D
Gina Walsh St. Louis MO Rep-69 D
Esther Haywood St. Louis MO Rep-71 D
Betty L. Thompson St. Louis MO Rep-72 D
Margaret Donnelly St. Louis MO Rep-73 D
Juanita Head Walton St. Louis MO Rep-81 D
Barbara Fraser St. Louis MO Rep-83 D
Jane Cunningham Chesterfield MO Rep-86 R
Catherine L. Hanaway St. Louis MO Rep-87 R
Kathlyn Fares Webster Groves MO MO Rep-91 R
Jodi A. Stefanick Ballwin MO Rep-93 R
Patricia (Pat) Yaeger St. Louis MO Rep-96 D
Sue Schoemehl St. Louis MO Rep-100 D
Belinda Harris Hillsboro MO Rep-110 D
Marilyn Ruestman Joplin MO Rep-131 R
Currently: 35/163 State Representatives = 21.5% D=14 / R=11
National average of women in the House = 23.1%.
Total women in the General Assembly, 41/197 = 20.8%.
National average of women in the General Assembly = 22.4%.

NOTE: Missouri currently ranks 28th among the states for the percentage of women in the state legislature. Illinois ranks 11th, Kansas 16th, Iowa 27th and Arkansas 40th.