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2018 Election Endorsements

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. You can also reach out to your favorite candidate and encourage them to return their PROMO PAC Candidate Survey.

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

YES on Amendment 1 for a CLEAN Missouri

YES on Prop B to Raise the Minimum Wage

2018 State Senate Endorsements

SD 2 – Patrice Billings
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. There are currently ZERO out LGBTQ Senators in Missouri. Additionally, Patrice Billings is running against Sen. Bob Onder, who was the lead sponsor of the 2016 anti-LGBTQ bill SJR 39, a bill that would have allowed services to be denied to same-sex couples and LGBTQ individuals.

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 – Brian Williams
Brian Williams is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation in the Missouri State Senate.

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 10 – Shane Thompson
Shane Thompson is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 13 – Mitch Weber
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. 

HD 14 – Matt Sain
Matt Sain is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 15 – Rep. Jon Carpenter
Rep. Jon Carpenter is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community. He is a consistent supporter of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) and regularly outspoken on equality in the Capitol.

HD 18 – Wes Rogers
Wes Rogers is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 19 – Rep. Ingrid Burnett
Rep. Ingrid Burnett is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and a consistent supporter of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

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 26 – Ashley Bland Manlove
Ashley Bland Manlove is a committed supporter of LGBTQ equality and is dedicated to advancing pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. The LGBTQ community would benefit greatly with her as their State Representative.

HD 27 – Rep. Richard Brown
Rep. Richard Brown is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and a consistent supporter of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

HD 30 – Ryana Parks-Shaw
Ryana Parks-Shaw is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community with a history of serving LGBTQ people and families in the healthcare field and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 31 – Travis Hagewood
Travis Hagewood is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 35 – Keri Ingle
Keri Ingle is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 43 – Jamie Blair
Jamie Blair is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 44 – Maren Bell Jones
Maren Bell Jones is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 45 – Rep. Kip Kendrick
Rep. Kip Kendrick is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and a consistent supporter of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

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 49 – Lisa Buhr
Lisa Buhr is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a consistent, committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 50 – Michela Skelton
Michela Skelton is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 54 – Jim Williams
Jim Williams is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 65 – Rep. Tom Hannegan
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. As the only out gay Republican in the Missouri Legislature, Rep. Hannegan plays a key role in co-sponsoring pro-equality legislation like the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

HD 69 – Rep. Gretchen Bangert
Rep. Bangert is a committed ally to LGBTQ equality in the Capitol.

HD 71 – LaDonna Appelbaum
LaDonna Applebaum is an ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 72 –  Doug Clemens
Doug Clemens is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and a long-time supporter of PROMO. He regularly joins PROMO during the Pride parade and at PROMO events. Doug Clemens has compassion and a deep understanding for the legislative needs of the LGBTQ community in Missouri.

HD 73 – Raychel Proudie
Raychel Proudie is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a passionate supporter of pro-equality bills in the Capitol. The Missouri House of Representatives needs a voice like hers.

HD 75 – Rep. Alan Gray
Rep. Alan Gray is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and a consistent supporter of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

HD 79 – LaKeySha Bosley
LaKeySha Bosley has voiced her commitment to be an ally to the LGBTQ community and a supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 81 – Steve Butz
Steve Butz is an ally to equality and the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

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 86 – Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal
In 2016, Sen. Chappelle-Nadal helped defeat the anti-LGBTQ religious exemptions bill as one of the original eight Senators who stood and filibustered on the Senate floor. In 2017, she served on the Senate Committee that heard testimony on a harmful bill that targeted transgender students. During testimony, she took time to publicly thank a young person who testified about the high rates of violence against transwomen of color, ensuring that all of the Senators on the committee heard the importance of that message.

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 Act 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 89 – Kevin Fitzgerald
Kevin Fitzgerald is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 90 – Rep. Deb Lavender
Rep. Deb Lavender is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community. She is a consistent supporter of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) and regularly outspoken on equality in the Capitol.

HD 91 – Rep. Sarah Unsicker
Rep. Unsicker is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and has regularly voiced her commitment of pro-equality legislation while in the Missouri House of Representatives.

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 94 – Jean Pretto
Jean Pretto is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 100 – Helena Webb
Helena Webb is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a dedicated, outspoken supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 105 – Scott Cernicek
Scott Cernicek is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 113 – Karen Settlemoir-Berg
Karen Settlemoir-Berg is a dedicated ally to the LGBTQ community and would be a committed supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. Her work within the labor movement gives her a unique perspective on the importance of inclusive LGBTQ protections in the workplace.

HD 118 – Barbara Marco
Barbara Marco is a committed ally to the LGBTQ community and would be an outspoken supporter of pro-equality legislation if elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

HD 132 – Rep. Crystal Quade
It is difficult to match Rep. Crystal Quade’s dedication and allyship to LGBTQ equality. Rep. Quade is an outspoken supporter and co-sponsor of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act. She is constantly and consistently standing up for LGBTQ equality in the Capitol, in her district, and across the state. All of Missouri benefits from Rep. Quade’s representation in the Capitol.

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 10/16/2018

 

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