|Missouri State Senate District 10|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Minority Floor Leader, Missouri State Senate|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Bachelor's||Southwest Missouri State University, 1994|
|J.D.||University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998|
|Birthday||February 24, 1971|
|Place of birth||Kansas City, MO|
Justus attended the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1989 to 1992. She went on to receive her BS in Communications from Southwest Missouri State University in 1994. She then earned her JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1998.
Justus was Director of Pro Bono Services for Shook Hardy & Bacon, Limited Liability Partnership. She is currently an attorney.
Justus joined the Missouri State Senate in 2007. She has served in that position since, representing the 10th district.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Justus served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Justus served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Justus served on these committees:
Justus was a major opponent of a bill that makes illegal any abortion after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill passed in the Senate during the 2011 session.
Justus said no fetus at 20 weeks of gestation has ever been viable to the point where life could be sustained outside the womb. She argued that the bill represents an unprecedented level of political interference into scientifically established medical practices. Justus said the nature of late-term abortions has been smeared and that of 63 abortions performed after 20 weeks in Missouri last year, virtually all involved planned pregnancies that suffered a medical mishap.
“From talking to the doctors at the only hospital in the state where these services actually take place, they explained to me that these are not people who are coming in at 20 weeks or later and saying, ‘You know what, I’ve decided I don’t want this baby; take it out of me,’” Justus said. “That’s just not happening.”
Sen. Robert Mayer sponsored the bill and said that in the cases Justus described mothers would still be able to get an abortion under the new law. He said the intent of adding new provisions was to provide more protection to unborn children by requiring, among other things, a second medical opinion in such cases.
Justus proposed a bill that aims to curb the problem of bullying in Missouri schools by establishing new training and reporting requirements. The biggest change contained in the bill is a provision that removes the requirement that school policies treat all students equally and not identify lists of protected classes of students based on such traits as race or sexual orientation.
- See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010 Rupp won re-election to the Missouri State Senate. She faced Jim Lepper in the primary. Bob Ludlow ran for the seat on the Libertarian ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Missouri State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)|
|Jolie Justus (D)||33,634|
|Bob Ludlow (L)||10,402|
|Missouri State Senate, District 10 (2006)|
|Jolie Justus (D)||37,563||72.1%|
|Jerry Mounts (R)||14,536||27.9%|
Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Greater Kansas City Chamber Of Commerce||$6,439|
|Langdon Emison Kuhlman & Evans||$5,500|
|Dollar Burns & Becker||$5,000|
|Burns & Mcdonnell||$3,250|
Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Justus, Jolie L||$3,094|
|Missouri Democratic Party||$3,000|
|Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce||$1,300|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Jolie + Justus + Missouri + Senate
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- The Final Week: Hourly update of the Missouri Senate - The Missouri Times
- After Late-Night Filibuster, Mo. Senate Ready to Move on Tax Overhaul - CBS Local
- Senate hears bill with franchise liquor language attached, lays bill over - The Missouri Times
- Legislature sends 'right to farm' to Missouri voters - STLtoday.com
- Missouri Senate approves budget proposal - STLtoday.com
- Missouri Senate advances tax cut legislation - St. Louis Beacon
- Criminal Code Revision Dies in Legislature - Ozarks First - OzarksFirst.com
- Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Mo. Senate Republicans - St. Louis Public Radio
- Tax credit dispute at top of agenda for Missouri Legislature's last week - STLtoday.com
- Friday roundup of Missouri politics - STLtoday.com
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On May 1, 2009, Justus married Shonda Garrison in a ceremony in Iowa after the Iowa Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in Iowa. Justus and Garrison, and sixteen other couples from Missouri, travelled together to Iowa to tie the knot. (Missouri doesn't acknowledge same-sex marriage, as per a 2004 constitutional amendment).
- Jolie Justus official campaign website
- Jolie Justus official Missouri Senate member page
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Jolie Justus's blog
- State Surge - bills sponsored by Sen. Justus
- Jolie Justus on Twitter
- Jolie Justus on Facebook
- Jolie Justus on MySpace
- Jolie Justus on YouTube
- Jolie Justus on Flickr
- ↑ "Senate approves late-term abortion restrictions," March 31, 2011, by Tim Sampson, Missouri News Horizon
- ↑ "Lawmakers hear anti-bullying bill, delay action," Missouri News Horizon, April 6, 2011
- ↑ Missouri Secretary of State - Candidates filed for August 2010 Primary in District 2
- ↑ Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Campaign contributions on Follow the Money
- ↑ Kansas City News Blog, "Mo. state Sen. Jolie Justus marries her partner in Iowa City", May 4, 2009
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