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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.


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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
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

2/6 Statewide offices = 33.3% D=2 
2008 National average of women in statewide offices = 23.2%.

State Senate
Robin Wright Jones St. Louis MO Sen-5 D
Jane Cunningham Chesterfield MO Sen-7 R
Yvonne Wilson Kansas City MO Sen-9 D
Jolie Justus Kansas City MO Sen-10 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: 8/34 State Senators = 23.5% D=5 / R=3
2008 National average of women in the State Senate = 21.7%.
State Representative
Rebecca McClanahan Kirksville MO Rep-2 D
Rachel Bringer Palmyra MO Rep-6 D
Sally Faith St. Charles MO Rep-15 R
Anne Zerr St. Charles MO Rep-18 R
Cynthia L. Davis O'Fallon MO Rep-19 R
Jeanie Riddle Fulton MO Rep-20 R
Therese Sander Moberly MO Rep-22 R
Mary Wynn Still Columbia MO Rep-25 D
Beth Low Kansas City MO Rep-39 D
Shalonn Curls Kansas City MO Rep-41 D
Kate Meiners Kansas City MO Rep-46 D
Hope Whitehead St. Louis MO Rep-57 D
Jeannette Mott Oxford St. Louis MO Rep-59 D
Jamilah Nasheed St. Louis MO Rep-60 D
Nita Jane Ayres Reeds Springs MO Rep-62 R
Tishaura O. 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
Sharon L. Pace St. Louis MO Rep-70 D
Maria Chappelle-Nadal St. Louis MO Rep-72 D
Stacey Newman St. Loius MO Rep-73 D
Margo McNeil St. Louis MO Rep-78 D
Rochelle Walton Gray Black Jack MO Rep-81 D
Jill Schupp St. Louis MO Rep-82 D
Vicki Lorenz Englund St. Loius MO Rep-85 D
Jeanie Kirkton Webster Groves MO Rep-91 D
Sue Allen St. Louis MO Rep-92 R
Patricia (Pat) Yaeger St. Louis MO Rep-96 D
Sue Schoemehl St. Louis MO Rep-100 D
Linda R. Fisher Bonne Terre MO Rep-107 D
Belinda Harris Hillsboro MO Rep-110 D
Marilyn Ruestman Joplin MO Rep-131 R
Sara Lampe Springfield MO Rep-138 D
Shelley Kenney Marble Hill MO Rep-156 R
Ellen Brandom Sikeston MO Rep-160 R
Currently: 36/163 State Representatives = 22% D=26/ R=10
2008 National average of women in the House = 24.5%
Current total of women in the General Assembly, 44/197 = 22.3%
2008 National average of women in the General Assembly = 23.6%


NOTE: In 2008 Missouri was tied for 33rd with Texas among the states for the percentage of women in the state legislature, the second lowest among surrounding states. Illinois ranked 18th, Iowa 26th, Nebraska 37th, Kansas 14th, and Arkansas 29th. Vermont ranked first with 37.8%, while South Carolina was last with 8.8%.

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