PROMO PAC endorsements of LGBTQ and ally candidates are ongoing throughout the entire election cycle. If you don’t see your favorite candidate or your home district on this list, check back closer to the election or email us at PROMOpac@PROMOonline.org.
PROMO PAC endorsements are based on a number of factors, beginning with candidate responses to the 2018 PROMO PAC Candidate Survey.
2018 Statewide Ballot Endorsements
2018 State Senate Endorsements
SD 4 – Sen. Jake Hummel
Sen. Hummel is a dedicated, outspoken supporter of LGBTQ equality, and PROMO PAC believes it is especially important to have an ally’s voice like Sen. Hummel’s in the Senate.
SD 8 – Hillary Shields
Hillary Shields is a strong supporter of LGBTQ equality and believes in the importance of updating laws, while also changing hearts and minds.
SD 14 – Rep. Joe Adams*
Rep. Adams is a proud supporter of LGBTQ equality, as well as an outspoken co-sponsor of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act. He is a seasoned and dedicated ally of the LGBTQ community.
SD 14 – Rep. Sharon Pace*
Rep. Pace was on the House committee that finally defeated the 2016 anti-LGBTQ religious exemption bill SJR 39. In her role on that critical committee, she spoke out against discrimination, giving an impassioned speech before voting against the bill and helping to persuade her colleagues to vote with her. In the Capitol, she is especially outspoken against bullying.
SD 16 – Ryan Dillon
Having out LGBTQ representation in the Capitol gives us a critical seat at the table, giving other elected officials the opportunity to build close relationships with LGBTQ colleagues and understand our issues on a deeper level. If elected, Ryan Dillon would be the ONLY out LGBTQ Senator in Missouri.
SD 24 – Sen. Jill Schupp
Sen. Schupp is one of Missouri’s most dedicated allies in the Senate. In 2016, she was one of eight Senators who filibustered for 39 hours, working to defeat the anti-LGBTQ religious exemption bill SJR 39. In 2017, she served on the Senate Committee that heard testimony on a harmful bill that targeted transgender students. Every year, she is the main sponsor of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act and a tireless defender of LGBTQ equality.
2018 State House Endorsements
HD 24 – Rep. Judy Morgan
Rep. Judy Morgan is an incredible ally to the LGBTQ community. She is a consistent co-sponsor of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act and has been the lead sponsor on an inclusive anti-bullying bill.
HD 46 – Rep. Martha Stevens
Rep. Martha Stevens co-sponsored the very first bill to ban conversion therapy against minors in Missouri, the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act. She is a dedicated ally, and regularly seeks out new opportunities to support LGBTQ equality through legislation.
HD 69 – Rep. Gretchen Bangert
Rep. Bangert is a committed ally to LGBTQ equality in the Capitol.
HD 82 – Rep. Donna Baringer
When Rep. Baringer was the 16th Ward Alderwoman, she served as a Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) Commissioner, giving her a unique perspective on the need to protect people, including those who are LGBTQ from discrimination.
HD 87 – Ian Mackey
Having out LGBTQ representation in the Capitol gives us a critical seat at the table, giving other elected officials the opportunity to build close relationships with LGBTQ colleagues and understand our issues on a deeper level. PROMO PAC would be proud to have Ian be a representative of our community in the Capitol.
HD 88 – Rep. Tracy McCreery
It is difficult to match Rep. McCreery’s dedication and allyship to LGBTQ equality. Rep. McCreery is consistent co-sponsor of the Missouri Nondiscrimination and introduced the very first bill to ban conversion therapy against minors in Missouri, the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act. She is constantly and consistently standing up for LGBTQ equality in the Capitol, in her district, and across the state.
HD 92 – Rep. Doug Beck
Rep. Beck is a dedicated ally in the Capitol. He is always looking for new opportunities to be the best ally he can be to the LGBTQ community in his district and across the state, and he is outspoken and compassionate in his support.
HD 136 – Jeff Munzinger
As a proud PFLAG leader and LGBTQ ally, Jeff Munzinger understands the importance for LGBTQ equality. Jeff Munzinger has made an incredible difference in Springfield and in SWMO for LGBTQ people and families, through his compassionate dedication to PFLAG, the No Repeal Campaign, and LGBTQ equality efforts overall.
Last updated 07/12/2018
*Signifies a joint endorsement with another candidate in that district.