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Current Women Officeholders in Missouri

This is a list of women who currently hold office in Missouri. Source: Missouri Secretary of State, General Election results. (*)Asterisk indicates newly elected to respective positions.

updated: 2/12/2008 

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

Federal and Statewide
*Claire McCaskill St. Louis U.S. Senate D
*Susan Montee St. Joseph Auditor D
Robin Carnahan St. Louis Sec of State D
Sarah Steelman Rolla Treasurer R
JoAnn Emerson Cape Girardeau U.S. Rep-8 R

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
*Jolie Justus Kansas City MO Sen-10 D
Maida Coleman St. Louis MO Sen-5 D
Yvonne Wilson Kansas City MO Sen-9 D
Rita Days St. Louis MO Sen-14 D
Luann Ridgeway Smithville MO Sen-17 R
Joan Bray St. Louis MO Sen-24 D
Norma Champion Springfield MO Sen-30 R
Currently: 7/34 State Senators = 20.6% D=5 / R=2
National average of women in the State Senate = 21.5%.
State Representative
*Rebecca McClanahan Kirksville MO Rep-2 D
Rachel Bringer Palmyra MO Rep-6 D
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
Therese Sander Moberly MO Rep-22 R
Judy Baker Columbia MO Rep-25 D
Beth Low Kansas City MO Rep-39 D
*Shalonn Curls Kansas City MO Rep-41 D
Jenee Lowe Kansas City MO Rep-44 D
Kate Meiners Kansas City MO Rep-46 D
Terry Young Raytown MO Rep-49 D
Jeannette Mott Oxford St. Louis MO Rep-59 D
*Jamilah Nasheed St. Louis MO Rep-60 D
Connie (LaJoyce) Johnson St. Louis MO Rep-61 D
Robin Wright Jones St. Louis MO Rep-63 D
Rachel Storch St. Louis MO Rep-64 D
*Michelle Kratky St. Louis MO Rep-65 D
Gina Walsh St. Louis MO Rep-69 D
Esther Haywood St. Louis MO Rep-71 D
Maria Chappelle-Nadal St. Louis MO Rep-72 D
Margaret Donnelly St. Louis MO Rep-73 D
Juanita Head Walton St. Louis MO Rep-81 D
Jane Cunningham Chesterfield MO Rep-86 R
Kathlyn Fares Webster Groves MO Rep-91 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
Sara Lampe Springfield MO Rep-138 D
*Mary Kasten Cape Girardeau MO Rep-158 R
*Ellen Brandom 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