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Education: Attended Soutwest Missouri State University, graduate William Woods College in 1993.
Assistant majority floor leader, 1993.
Chairman of the General Administration Appropriations Committee.
Committees: Banks and Financial Institutions; Budget; Motor, Vehicle and Traffic Regulations; Rules, Joint Rules, Bills Perfected.
Caucuses: Women Legislators of Missouri; Women Legislators.
Political reputation: progressive, outspoken, aggressive, hard-edged, financial moderate, social liberal, loyal Democrat.
Education: Law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Committees: Agri-business; Commerce; Urban Affairs; Ways and Means.
Reputation: articulate, young, bright but inexperienced as a legislator.
Education: M.A. in political science from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1989. A.B. from Indiana University.
Chairman of Budget committee.
Committees: Governmental Organization and Review; Science, Technology and Critical Issues.
Caucuses: Women Legislators of Missouri; St. Louis Area Caucus; Women Legislators.
Reputation: Liberal, intellectual, broad grasp on issues, abortion rights supporter, pro labor.
Education: B.S. in business administration from University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Occupation: Construction electrician.
Chairman of Labor committee.
Committees: Insurance; Budget; Banks and Financial Institutions; General Administration Appropriations.
Caucuses: St. Louis Area Caucus.
Reputation: Fair, pro-labor, anti-abortion, pro-urban, loyal Democrat.
Education: Moler Barber College graduate.
Occupation: Farmer and businessman.
Chairman of Agriculture committee.
Committees: Education and Public Safety Appropriations; Budget; Tourism, Recreations and Cultural Affairs.
Reputation: Rural, religious, anti-abortion, a political insider, conservative.
Eudcation: J.D. from University of Missouri-Columbia.
Chairman of Science, Technology and Critical Issues Committee.
Committees: Agriculture; Civil and Criminal Law; Judiciary and Ethics.
Political Reputation: Progressive, abortion rights supporter, arrogant, partisan, a better lawyer than legislator.
Education: Attended Central Missouri State University.
Occupation: Banker, former auto worker.
Chairman of Accounts, Operations and Finance Committee.
Committees: Banks and Financial Institutions; Retirement; Urban Affairs.
Political reputation: strong but silent type, abortion rights supporter, anti-gambling, plays hard ball, pro-labor.
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