Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

Women Candidates 2008

 

Candidates for the Primary Election August 5, 2008

This is a list of women candidates who have filed for federal and statewide office and seats for the Missouri General Assembly. Information for this table is taken from the unofficial candidate filing list on the Missouri Secretary of State's website.

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

Last updated: 06/06/2008

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The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

 

NameHometownOfficeParty
Federal and Statewide
Rolla
Governor
R
Jennie Lee (Jen) Sievers
Jackson
Governor
R
Becky L. Plattner
Grand Pass
Lt. Governor
D
Mary Williams
Jefferson City
Lt. Governor
D
C. Lillian Metzger
Troy
Lt. Governor
D
St. Louis
Treasurer
D
St. Louis
Secretary of State
D
St. Louis
Attorney General
D
Molly Williams
Kansas City
Attorney General
D
Parkville
U.S. Rep-6
D
Cape Girardeau
U.S. Rep-8
R
Danie Moore
Fulton
U.S. Rep-9
R
Columbia
U.S. Rep-9
D
St. Louis
U.S. Rep-9
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
D
St. Louis
MO Sen-5
D
Jane Cunningham
Chesterfield
MO Sen-7
R
Chesterfield
MO Sen-7
R
Yvonne Wilson
Kansas City
MO Sen-9
D
Smithville
MO Sen-17
R
Sandra Aust
Kansas City
MO Sen-17
D
Linda Sanders
Jackson
MO Sen-27
D
Currently: 7/34 State Senators = 20.6% D=5 / R=2
National average of women in the State Senate = 21.5%.
State Representative
Canton
MO Rep-1
D
Kirksville
MO Rep-2
D
Rachel Bringer
Palmyra
MO Rep-6
D
Sally Faith
St. Charles
MO Rep-15
R
St. Peters
MO Rep-16
D
O'Fallon
MO Rep-17
R
St. Charles
MO Rep-18
R
O'Fallon
MO Rep-19
R
Debbie Cook
O'Fallon
MO Rep-19
D
Kelly Schultz
Columbia
MO Rep-21
D
Therese Sander
Moberly
MO Rep-22
R
Columbia
MO Rep-23
D
Columbia
MO Rep-25
D
Mary Anne Baier
Kansas city
MO Rep-30
D
Abby Olson
Parkville
MO Rep-32
R
Barbara Lanning
Lawson
MO Rep-36
D
Beth Low
Kansas City
MO Rep-39
D
Shalonn (Kiki) Curls
Kansas City
MO Rep-41
D
Annmarie Jackson
Kansas City
MO Rep-43
D
Amy Coffman
Kansas City
MO Rep-44
D
Mary Cossgrove Spence
Kansas City
MO Rep-44
D
Kate Meiners
Kansas City
MO Rep-46
D
Jeannette Mott Oxford
St. Louis
MO Rep-59
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-60
D
Kimberly Gardner
St. Louis
MO Rep-60
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-63
D
April Harris
St. Louis
MO Rep-63
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-64
D
Michele Kratky
St. Louis
MO Rep-65
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-67
D
Emily Jo Pierce
St. Louis
MO Rep-67
D
Gina Walsh
St. Louis
MO Rep-69
D
Julie Stone
St. Louis
MO Rep-69
L
Sharon L. Pace
Northwoods
MO Rep-70
D
Maria N Chappelle-Nadal
St. Louis
MO Rep-72
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-73
D
Florissant
MO Rep-78
D
Black Jack
MO Rep-80
D
Rochelle Walton Gray
Black Jack
MO Rep-81
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-82
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-85
R
St. Louis
MO Rep 85
D
Chesterfield
MO Rep-86
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-91
R
St. Louis
MO Rep-91
D
Katherine Bruckner
Shrewsbury
MO Rep-91
D
Sue Allen
St. Louis
MO Rep-92
R
Ronica (Ronnie) Herman
Manchester
MO Rep-92
D
Kirkwood
MO Rep-94
D
Alice J. Geary
St. Louis
MO Rep-95
D
Patricia (Pat) Yaeger
St. Louis
MO Rep-96
D
St. Louis
MO Rep-97
D
Sue Schoemehl
St. Louis
MO Rep-100
D
Linda R. Fischer
Bonne Terre
MO Rep-107
D
Joan Brenon
Bonne Terre
MO Rep-107
D
Laura Elizabeth Sprehe
Wentzville
MO Rep-109
R
Belinda Harris
Hillsboro
MO Rep-110
D
Clinton
MO Rep-120
D
Beth Grubb
Odessa
MO Rep-122
D
Carla K. Keough
Butler
MO Rep-125
D
Linda Marie Crane
Greenfield
MO Rep-126
D
Marilyn Ruestman
Joplin
MO Rep-131
R
Springfield
MO Rep-135
D
Springfield
MO Rep-138
D
Janet Adams
Willard
MO Rep-139
D
Powersite
MO Rep-143
D
Branson
MO Rep-143
R
Camdenton
MO Rep-155
D
Marble Hill
MO Rep-156
R
Sikeston
MO Rep-160
R
Currently: 33/163 State Representatives = 20% D=23/ R=10
National average of women in the House = 24.4%
Current total of women in the General Assembly, 40/197 = 20.3%
National average of women in the General Assembly = 23.6%

NOTE: Missouri is tied for 33rd with Texas 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 14th, and Arkansas 29th. Vermont ranks first with 37.8%, 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
.