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This is how Missouri Senators and Representatives voted on RTW


IGNORING UNION MEMBERS who filled the House Gallery in protest, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to approve right-to-work legislation.

It’s important that union members know which of their Missouri legislators stood with them – and who stood against them – on this session’s right-to-work vote.

Thanks to all the legislators who stayed strong for working families and voted ‘No’ on so-called right-to-work.

House ‘No’ votes on right-to-work

If you’re representative is on this list, regardless of party affiliation, they are a friend of working families. If your representative is not on this list, they are not a friend of unions or working families, and they do not represent your interests.

  • Joe Adams (D-University City)
  • Ira Anders (D-Independence)
  • Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City)
  • Linda Black (R-Park Hills)
  • Bob Burns (D-Lemay)
  • Michael Butler (D-St. Louis)
  • Jon Carpenter (D-Gladstone)
  • Kathie Conway (R-St. Charles)
  • Pat Conway (D-St. Joseph)
  • Kevin Corlew (R-Kansas City)
  • Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peters)
  • Randy Dunn (D-Kansas City)
  • Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City)
  • Kevin Engler (R-Farmington)
  • Keith English (I-Florissant)
  • Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi)
  • Elaine Gannon (R-DeSoto)
  • Kim Gardner (D-St. Louis)
  • Alan Green (D-Florissant)
  • Ben Harris (D-Hillsboro)
  • Ron Hicks (R-St. Peters)
  • Galent Higdon (R-St. Joseph)
  • Dave Hinson (R-St. Clair)
  • Penny Hubbard (D-St. Louis)
  • Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis)
  • Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia)
  • Bill E. Kidd (R-Jackson)
  • Nick King (R-Liberty)
  • Jeanne Kirkton (D-Webster Groves)
  • Bart Korman (R-High Hill)
  • Michelle Kratky (D-St. Louis)
  • Jeremy LaFaver (D-Kansas City)
  • Deb Lavener (D-Kirkwood)
  • Karla May (D-St. Louis)
  • John McCaherty (R-High Ridge)
  • Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City)
  • Tracy McCreery (D-St. Louis)
  • Tom McDonald (D-Raytown)
  • Kevin McManus (D-Kansas City)
  • Margo McNeil (D-Florissant)
  • Sue Meredith (D-St. Louis)
  • Bonnaye Mims (D-Kansas City)
  • Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis)
  • Genise Montecillo (D-St. Louis)
  • Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City)
  • Jim Neely (R-Cameron)
  • Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis)
  • Mary Nichols (D-Maryland Heights)
  • Charlie Norr (D-Springfield)
  • Bill Otto (D-Maryland Heights)
  • Sharon Pace (D-St. Louis)
  • Josh Peters (D-St. Louis)
  • Tommie Pierson (D-St. Louis)
  • Randy Pietzman (R-Troy)
  • John Rizzo (D-Kansas City)
  • Shane Roden (R-Cedar Hill)
  • Joe Runions (D-Grandview)
  • Becky Ruth (R-Festus)
  • Dan Shaul (R-Imperial)
  • Clem Smith (D-Velda Village Hills)
  • Sheila Solon (R-Blue Springs)
  • Chrissy Sommer (R-St. Charles)
  • Rochelle Walton Gray (D-Black Jack)
  • Stephen Webber (D-Columbia)
  • Anne Zerr (R-St. Charles)

Missouri Senate roll-call on RTW legislation

The Missouri Senate the passed anti-union, anti-worker right-to-work legislation by a vote of 21-13.

Here is how the vote broke down.


  • Dan Brown (R-Rolla)
  • Mike Cunningham (R-Rogersville)
  • Bob Dixon (R-Springfield)
  • Ed Emery (R-Lamar)
  • Dan Hegeman (R-Cosy)
  • Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City)
  • Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit)
  • Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff)
  • Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown)
  • Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis)
  • Mike Parson (R-Boliver)
  • David Pearce (R-Warrensburg)
  • Ron Richard (R-Joplin)
  • Jeani Riddle (R-Mokane)
  • David Sater (R-Cassville)
  • Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph)
  • Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia)
  • Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan)
  • Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale)
  • Wane Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau)
  • Jay Wasson (R-Nixa)


  • Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis)
  • Kiki Curls (D-Kansas City)
  • Tom Dempsey (R-St. Charles)
  • Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City)
  • Joe Keaveny (D-St. Louis)
  • Paul LeVota (D-Independence)
  • Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis)
  • Gary Romine (R-Farmington)
  • Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur)
  • Scott Sifton (D-Affton)
  • Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City)
  • Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors)
  • Paul Wieland (R-Imperial)

One Comment

  1. Carlos RodriguezMay 27, 2015 at 6:34 pmReply

    Thanks to all Representatives and Senators who voted “no” on the issue. The terrible title of the law hides its true intent.

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