Hope Whitehead

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Hope Whitehead
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Candidate for
Missouri House of Representatives, District 84
Prior offices
Missouri House Of Representatives, District 57
Office website
Hope Whitehead (b. January 30, 1959) is a former Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 57 from 2010 to 2011.

Whitehead was elected in a special election held February 2, 2010 to replace Talibdin El-Amin, who resigned after admitting to accepting a bribe.[1]

Whitehead is Owner/Attorney with Whitehead and Associates, Limited Liability Company. She has previously served as Director of the Division of Liquor Control, Associate Administrative Law Judge in the Division of Workers' Compensation, and Prosecutor in the Saint Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office. She earned her JD from the Washington University School of Law.

Whitehead is a member of the Missouri Lawyers Trust Foundation, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic Affairs Washington University School of Law Community Advisory Board, and the Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church.[2]



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whitehead ran in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 84. Whitehead was defeated by incumbent Karla May in the August 7 primary election.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKarla May Incumbent 44.1% 2,470
Mike Owens 32.9% 1,842
Hope Whitehead 23% 1,287
Total Votes 5,599


Whitehead lost to Karla May in the Democratic primary on August 3 by a margin of 1,380-1,342. Whitehead filed a lawsuit on August 24 challenging the results. No other candidate has filed for the site, thus the winner of the primary is essentially guaranteed election in November.

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Preceded by
Talibdin El-Amin
Missouri House Of Representatives District 57
February 2010-present
Succeeded by
Karla May