|Jolie L. Justus|
|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 10th district
|Preceded by||Charles Wheeler|
|Succeeded by||Jeanie Riddle|
February 24, 1971 |
Kansas City, Missouri
|Residence||Kansas City, Missouri|
Jolie L. Justus (born February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American lawyer and politician from Missouri. A Democrat, she was a member of the Missouri State Senate representing the 10th Senatorial District in Kansas City, serving as the Missouri Senate Minority Leader in her final two years.
Early life and education
A lawyer by trade, she was raised in Branson, Missouri where she attended Branson High School. She then went on to earn degrees at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law.
Jolie Justus was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 2006. She represented Kansas City and Grandview and currently serves as the Director of Pro Bono Services for the law firm of Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP. Under her direction, this company has been recognized as one of the Top 100 free legal services programs in the nation.
In 2015 Jolie Justus ran for Kansas City Council's 4th District seat to replace termed-out incumbent, Jan Marcason, and garnered 72% of the vote in the April 7th municipal primary. She won the June 23, 2015 Kansas City General Election against her challenger, John Fierro, obtaining 76.4% of the votes.
Justus was the first openly gay member of the Missouri Senate and only the third ever publicly gay member of the Missouri General Assembly, after Representatives Tim Van Zandt (D-Kansas City), and Jeanette Mott Oxford (D-St. Louis).
- for Senate[permanent dead link]
- Andrea Martin (September 26, 2014). "Sen. Jolie Justus Hopes Her Next Stop in Politics is City Council". Camp. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- Senate Homepage[permanent dead link]
- Official website
- Missouri Senate - Jolie Justus official government website
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Follow the Money - Jolie Justus
|Missouri State Senator from the 10th District
2007 - 2015