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Women Candidates 2002

Status of Missouri Women Office Holders and Candidates 
for the General Election November 5

Incumbents are listed in bold. Updated 8/8//02.

When quoting from this page, please cite your source as:
The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, UM-St. Louis


Federal and Statewide
Jean Carnahan Rolla U.S. Senate D
Tamara A. Millay St. Louis U.S. Senate L
Claire McCaskill Jefferson City State Auditor D
Darla R. Maloney St. Charles U.S. Rep-2 L
Catherine Enz St. Louis U.S. Rep-3 R
Karen McCarthy Kansas City U.S. Rep-5 D
Cathy Rinehart Liberty U.S. Rep-6 D
Jo Ann Emerson Cape Girardeau U.S. Rep-8 R
Currently: 3/11 members of Congress = 27% (2 U.S. Representatives, 1D/1R, 1 U.S. Senator, D)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
Clara Ichord Waynesville MO Sen-16 D
Joan Bray St. Louis MO Sen-24 D
Catherine D. Johnson Osceola MO Sen-28 D
Norma (Aunt Norma) Champion Springfield MO-Sen-30 R
Glenda Kelly St. Joseph MO-Sen-34 D
Currently: 6/34 State Senators = 18% D=2 / R=4
National average of women in the State Senate = 20%.
State Representative
Rachel Bringer Palmyra MO Rep-6 D
Carol J. Wessel Troy MO Rep-11 R
Judy Davidson St. Peters MO Rep-14 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
Nancy Copenhaver Moberly MO Rep-22 D
Therese Sander Moberly MO Rep-22 R
Verna Harris-Laboy Columbia MO Rep-23 R
Cynthia Baker Columbia MO Rep-24 R
Vicky Riback Wilson Columbia MO Rep-25 D
Kathy Bahner St. Joseph MO Rep-27 R
Rebecca Johnson Rooney Weston MO Rep-29 R
Meg Harding Kansas City MO Rep-30 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
Judy Bowman Kansas City MO Rep-38 R
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
Betty Kowalewich Kimberling City MO Rep-62 D
Robin Wright Jones St. Louis MO Rep-63 D
Sandra Chance St. Louis MO Rep-63 R
Judy A. Zakibe St. Louis MO Rep-65 R
Ruby Vincent Aurora MO Rep-68 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
Pamela Barry Edmundson MO Rep-77 R
Kathryn S. Fitzgerald Maryland Hts. MO Rep-79 R
Juanita Head Walton St. Louis MO Rep-81 D
Diann Bomkamp St. Louis MO Rep-82 R
Barbara Fraser St. Louis MO Rep-83 D
Stella Ann Madison St. Louis MO Rep-84 D
Shirley (Shirl) Garhart Clayton MO Rep-86 D
Jane Cunningham Chesterfield MO Rep-86 R
Marilyn Morton Warson Woods MO Rep-87 D
Catherine L. Hanaway St. Louis MO Rep-87 R
Elizabeth Theiss Ballwin MO Rep-88 D
Kathlyn Fares Webster Groves MO MO Rep-91 R
M. Julie Maguire Ballwin MO Rep-92 D
Jodi A. Stefanick Ballwin MO Rep-93 R
Patricia (Pat) Yaeger St. Louis MO Rep-96 D
Jane E. Koeller St. Louis MO Rep-97 D
Sue Schoemehl St. Louis MO Rep-100 D
Belinda Harris Hillsboro MO Rep-110 D
Connie Sayers Potosi MO Rep-110 R
Debra (Debi) L. Neuner Linn MO Rep-112 D
Cynthia McFadden Jefferson City MO Rep-114 D
Teresa G. Capps Versailles MO Rep-116 D
Judith K. (Judi) Moriarty-Ebers Sedalia MO Rep-118 D
Teresa Hensley Raymore MO Rep-123 D
Marilyn Ruestman Joplin MO Rep-131 R
Ann Elwell Nixa MO Rep-141 D
Patricia Watson Fordland MO Rep-145 D
Tamara Gann Conway MO Rep-146 D
Carol Gaddy Rolla MO Rep-149 D
Currently: 40/163 State Representatives = 24.5% D=25 / R=15
National average of women in the House = 23%.
Total women in the General Assembly, 46/197 = 23.3%.
National average of women in the General Assembly = 22%.


NOTE: Missouri currently ranks 24th among the states for the percentage of women in the state legislature. Illinois ranks 16th, Kansas 6th, Iowa 27th and Arkansas 45th.