Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

Women Candidates 2008

 

Results for Candidates participating in the 2008 General Election

This is a list of the women candidates who appeared on the November 4, 2008 General Election ballot. Information for this table is taken from the Missouri Secretary of State's unofficial election returns on the Missouri Secretary of State's website.

All candidates and parties are listed in ballot order. Incumbents are listed in bold.

Last updated: 11/05/2008

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Federal and Statewide
NameHometownOfficeWon/LostParty
St. Louis
Secretary of State
Won D
Parkville
U.S. Rep-6
Lost D
Cape Girardeau
U.S. Rep-8
Won R
Columbia
U.S. Rep-9
Lost D
St. Louis
U.S. Rep-9
Lost L

Currently: 1/2 U.S. Senators = 50% D=1 
1/9 U. S. Representatives = 11% R=1

3/6 Statewide offices = 50% D=2/R=1 
National average of women in statewide offices = 24.1%.

State Senate
St. Louis
MO Sen-1
Lost D
St. Louis
MO Sen-5
Won D
Chesterfield
MO Sen-7
Won R
Yvonne Wilson
Kansas City
MO Sen-9
Won D
Smithville
MO Sen-17
Won R
Sandra Aust
Kansas City
MO Sen-17
Lost D
Linda Sanders
Jackson
MO Sen-27
Lost D
Currently: 8/34 State Senators = 23.5% D=5 / R=3
National average of women in the State Senate = 21.5%.
State Representative
Canton
MO Rep-1
Lost D
Kirksville
MO Rep-2
Won D
Rachel Bringer
Palmyra
MO Rep-6
Won D
Sally Faith
St. Charles
MO Rep-15
Won R
St. Peters
MO Rep-16
Lost D
O'Fallon
MO Rep-17
Lost R
St. Charles
MO Rep-18
Won R
O'Fallon
MO Rep-19
Won R
Jeanie Riddle
Fulton
MO Rep-20
Won R
Kelly Schultz
Columbia
MO Rep-21
Lost D
Therese Sander
Moberly
MO Rep-22
Won R
Columbia
MO Rep-25
Won D
Mary Anne Baier
Kansas City
MO Rep-30
Lost D
Barbara Lanning
Lawson
MO Rep-36
Lost D
Beth Low
Kansas City
MO Rep-39
Won D
Shalonn (Kiki) Curls
Kansas City
MO Rep-41
Won D
Kate Meiners
Kansas City
MO Rep-46
Won D
Jeannette Mott Oxford
St. Louis
MO Rep-59
Won D
St. Louis
MO Rep-60
Won D
St. Louis
MO Rep-63
Won D
St. Louis
MO Rep-64
Won D
Michele Kratky
St. Louis
MO Rep-65
Won D
Gina Walsh
St. Louis
MO Rep-69
Won D
Sharon L. Pace
Northwoods
MO Rep-70
Won D
Maria N Chappelle-Nadal
St. Louis
MO Rep-72
Won D
Florissant
MO Rep-78
Won D
Rochelle Walton Gray
Black Jack
MO Rep-81
Won D
St. Louis
MO Rep-82
Won D
St. Louis
MO Rep-85
Lost R
St. Louis
MO Rep 85
Won D
Chesterfield
MO Rep-86
Lost D
St. Louis
MO Rep-91
Won D
Sue Allen
St. Louis
MO Rep-92
Won R
Ronica (Ronnie) Herman
Manchester
MO Rep-92
Lost D
Kirkwood
MO Rep-94
Lost D
Alice J. Geary Sgroi
St. Louis
MO Rep-95
Lost D
Patricia (Pat) Yaeger
St. Louis
MO Rep-96
Won D
St. Louis
MO Rep-97
Lost D
Sue Schoemehl
St. Louis
MO Rep-100
Won D
Linda R. Fischer
Bonne Terre
MO Rep-107
Won D
Belinda Harris
Hillsboro
MO Rep-110
Won D
Clinton
MO Rep-120
Lost D
Beth Grubb
Odessa
MO Rep-122
Lost D
Carla K. Keough
Butler
MO Rep-125
Lost D
Linda Marie Crane
Greenfield
MO Rep-126
Lost D
Marilyn Ruestman
Joplin
MO Rep-131
Won R
Springfield
MO Rep-135
Lost D
Springfield
MO Rep-138
Won D
Janet Adams
Willard
MO Rep-139
Lost D
Powersite
MO Rep-143
Lost D
Camdenton
MO Rep-155
Lost D
Marble Hill
MO Rep-156
Won R
Sikeston
MO Rep-160
Won R
Currently: 33/163 State Representatives = 20% D=24/ R=9
National average of women in the House = 24.4%
Current total of women in the General Assembly, 41/197 = 20.8%
National average of women in the General Assembly = 23.6%

NOTE: As of 11/03/08 Missouri is 30th among the states for the percentage of women in the state legislature, the second lowest among surrounding states. Illinois ranks 18th, Iowa 26th, Nebraska 37th, Kansas 15th, and Arkansas 29th. Vermont ranks first with 38.3%, while South Carolina ranks last with 8.8%.

National averages and state rankings provided by: 
Center for American Women and Politics, 
Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University
.