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Women Candidates 2004 General Election

Candidates for the General Election November 2, 2004

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 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: 10/26/2004.

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


Federal and Statewide
Nancy Farmer St. Louis U.S. Senate D
Claire McCaskill St. Louis Governor D
Rebecca McDowell (Bekki) Cook Cape Girardeau Lt. Governor D
Robin Carnahan St. Louis Sec of State D
Catherine Hanaway Creve Coeur Sec of State R
Sarah Steelman Rolla Treasurer R
Lisa Emerson Raytown Treasurer L
Darla Maloney St. Charles U.S. Rep-2 L
Jeanne Patterson Kansas City U.S. Rep-5 R
JoAnn Emerson Cape Girardeau U.S. Rep-8 R
Linda Jacobsen St. Charles U.S. Rep-9 D
Tamara Millay St. Louis U.S. Rep-9 L
Currently: 2/9 members of U.S. House of Representatives = 22% D=1 / R=1
2/6 Statewide offices = 33% D=2 National average of women in stat wide offices = 25.4%.
State Senate
Maida Coleman St. Louis MO Sen-5 D
Yvonne Wilson Kansas City MO Sen-9 D
Jeanne Kirkton St. Louis MO Sen-15 D
Lydia Lewis St. Louis MO Sen-15 G
Luann Ridgeway Smithville MO Sen-17 R
Mindy Primm St. Charles MO Sen-23 D
Patt Sharp Kennett MO Sen-25 D
Currently: 7/34 State Senators = 21% D=4 / R=3
National average of women in the State Senate = 20.9%.
State Representative
Laura Gruber Kirksville MO Rep-2 D
Rachel Bringer Palmyra MO Rep-6 D
Rene Mulkey Cameron MO Rep-7 D
Kathy Chinn Clarence MO Rep-8 R
Sally Faith St. Charles MO Rep-15 R
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
Judy Baker Columbia MO Rep-25 D
Meg Harding Kansas City MO Rep-30 D
Susan Phillips Kansas City MO Rep-32 R
Pam Payne Kansas City MO Rep-33 D
Sharon Sanders Brooks Kansas City MO Rep-37 D
Marcia Moore McNeely Kansas City MO Rep-37 I
Beth Low Kansas City MO Rep-39 D
Melba J. Curls Kansas City MO Rep-41 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
Lanna Ultican Blue Springs MO Rep-55 D
Yaphett El-Amin St. Louis MO Rep-57 D
Jeannette Mott Oxford St. Louis MO Rep-59 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
Sandra Chance St. Louis MO Rep-63 R
Rachel Storch St. Louis MO Rep-64 D
Patricia Verde St. Louis MO Rep-64 R
Leonora Kham St. Louis MO Rep-67 L
Gina Walsh St. Louis MO Rep-69 D
Esther Haywood St. Louis MO Rep-71 D
Maria N Chappelle-Nadal St. Louis MO Rep-72 D
Margaret Donnelly St. Louis MO Rep-73 D
Jeanette Wansing Florissant MO Rep-76 R
Rosanne Vrugtman Hazelwood MO Rep-78 R
Kathryn S. Fitzgerald Maryland Heights 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
Jane Cunningham Chesterfield MO Rep-86 R
Marilyn Morton St. Louis MO Rep 87 D
Angela Alter-Wren High Ridge MO Rep-90 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
Jane E. Koeller St. Louis MO Rep-97 D
Gloria Sennert Catawissa MO Rep-98 D
Sue Schoemehl St. Louis MO Rep-100 D
Flo Penrod Imperial MO Rep-101 R
Belinda Harris Hillsboro MO Rep-110 D
Liz Hagar-Mace Jefferson City MO Rep-113 D
Dee Anne Evenson Noel MO Rep-131 D
Marilyn Ruestman Joplin MO Rep-131 R
Marvalene Pankey El Dorado Springs MO Rep-133 D
Mellony J. Mizer Springfield MO Rep-137 L
Sara Lampe Springfield MO Rep-138 D
Carolyn Glover Springfield MO Rep-139 D
Deanna (Dee Dee) Hodges Crane MO Rep-141 D
Mary Ann Miller Isabella MO Rep-143 D
Clara Ichord Waynesville MO Rep-148 D
Shirley T. Johnson Steele MO Rep-162 R
Currently: 35/163 State Representatives = 21% D=14 / R=11
National average of women in the House = 23.1%.
Current total of women in the General Assembly, 42/197 = 21.3%.
National average of women in the General Assembly = 22.5%.


NOTE: Missouri currently ranks 28th among the states for the percentage of women in the state legislature. Illinois ranks 14th, Kansas 12th, Iowa 27th and Arkansas 41st. Source: Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.