Rita Heard Days

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Rita Heard Days
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 14th district
In office
2003 - 2011
Succeeded by Maria Chappelle-Nadal
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 71st district
In office
1993 - 2000
Personal details
Born (1950-10-16) October 16, 1950 (age 63)
Minden, Webster Parish
Louisiana, USA
Political party Democratic
Residence St. Louis, Missouri
Alma mater Lincoln University (Missouri)

Rita Heard Days (born October 16, 1950) is a Democratic politician from St. Louis, Missouri. She was born in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish, in northwestern Louisiana. She was educated at historically black Lincoln University in the Missouri capital, Jefferson City. Days has three children: Elliott, Natalie, and Evelyn.

She was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in a special election in 1993, and served in that body through the year 2000. She was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 2002. As a senator, she served on the following committees:

  • Education
  • Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
  • Small Business, Insurance and Industry
  • Transportation
  • Select Committee on Oversight of Federal Stimulus, Vice-Chairman
  • Joint Committee (both House and Senate) on Education
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
  • Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight

In 2010, she was succeeded in the Senate by fellow Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

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