Since her election to the Missouri Senate in 2006, Jolie Justus has been a leading advocate for children, families, jobs and an independent and effective justice system.
Senator Justus has been a tireless voice for Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens and a respected leader and champion for social and economic justice. In addition to passing dozens of bills that benefit Missourians, Senator Justus holds key leadership roles as Minority Leader, Chair of the Progress and Development Committee and Ranking Democrat on both the Judiciary and Jobs committees. Senator Justus is the first openly gay member of the Missouri Senate and was recognized by The Advocate magazine as one of the top 40 under 40 LGBT Americans. She also received recognition from the National Gay & Lesbian Bar Association as one of the top LGBT lawyers in the country.