Don Calloway

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Don Calloway
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 71st district
In office
January 7, 2009 – January 5, 2011
Preceded byEsther Haywood[1]
Succeeded byClem Smith
Personal details
Born (1979-09-18) September 18, 1979 (age 44)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseDionna Dorsey.
ResidenceBel-Nor, Missouri
Alma materAlabama A&M University
Boston University School of Law

Donald Calloway (born September 18, 1979) is an American attorney and politician from St. Louis, Missouri. He was a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives for the 71st District in St. Louis County.

Early life[edit]

Donald Calloway, Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Donald Calloway, Sr. and Jonell Calloway. In 2002, he graduated from Alabama A&M University, majoring in Political Science and English. There, he was initiated in the Gamma Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and was elected Student Body President. He then entered Boston University School of Law, graduating in 2005. They have two children together.[2]

2008 election[edit]

On August 5, 2008, Calloway won the Democratic primary for the 71st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.[3] Calloway won 52% of the vote in a three-way race against Vernon Harlan, and Rogerick Wilson. He was elected unopposed on November 4, 2008.[4] He took office in January 2009.[5]

Representative career[edit]

Calloway, as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, served on the Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture Committee, General Laws Committee, Rules Committee and Tax Policy Committee.[6]

In October 2009, the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District Board, which had been plagued with charges of corruption, bribery and cronyism, came under direct fire as the board approved an ill-merited severance package for board members Robert Edwards and Joe Washington totaling over $750,000. Representative Calloway personally challenged the legitimacy of the payoff, and filed a successful lawsuit to have the corresponding bank accounts frozen.[7]

In February 2010, Calloway sponsored a bill to limit the long-term effects of concussions on high-school football athletes. The bill required that student athletes who suffered a concussion get written permission from a doctor or licensed medical official, certifying the absence of long-term brain damage and the ability to continue playing safely, before they would be allowed to participate in games or practice.[8]

2010 election[edit]

Calloway ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for State Senator from the 14th district finishing third behind Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-72) and Theodore "Ted" Hoskins (D-80), with about 500 votes separating the top 3 candidates.


  1. ^ Jake Wagman (July 28, 2008). "Faces familiar and new vie for Missouri House". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-08-24.[permanent dead link]
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  3. ^ Alvin A. Reid (August 7, 2008). "Wright-Jones nicks Hubbard for Dems 5th Senate District nomination". St. Louis American. Retrieved 2008-08-24.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Election Results". The Council of State Governments. November 5, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  5. ^ Steven Tilley (August 20, 2008). "2009 Session/Spring Break/Easter Break". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  6. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart.
  7. ^ "Northeast fire district's funds are frozen -". Archived from the original on 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  8. ^[permanent dead link]

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