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Jamilah Nasheed

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Jamilah Nasheed
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Missouri State Senate, District 7
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 8
Base salary35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives, District 60
2007 - 2013
Date of birth10/17/1972
Place of birthSaint Louis, MO
ProfessionOwner, Sankofa Books & Gifts
Office website
Jamilah Nasheed (b. October 17, 1972) is a Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 5 since January 9, 2013. She is a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 60 from 2007 to 2013.

Nasheed is the Owner of Sankofa Books and Gifts. She is attending Florissant Valley Community College.

Nasheed is Vice Chair of the Freshman Democratic Caucus and Women in the Democratic Caucus, Co-Chair of Concerned Citizens Coalition, and a member of the African American Heritage Society, Association of Colored Women's Club, Lexington Mentor Program, and Saint Louis Public Schools Role Model Program.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nasheed served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
General Laws
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Gubernatorial Appointments
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Joint Committee on Corrections
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nasheed served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nasheed served on these committees:



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Nasheed won election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 5. Nasheed defeated incumbent Robin Wright-Jones and Jeanette Mott Oxford in the August 7 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJamilah Nasheed 40.6% 8,300
Robin Wright-Jones Incumbent 30.3% 6,204
Jeanette Mott Oxford 29.1% 5,961
Total Votes 20,465

Ballot access issues

On June 13, 2012, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that Nasheed should not appear on the August 7 primary election ballot because she did not reside in the newly drawn House district in which she is seeking election. However, according to reports instead of taking action the court simply outlined its reasoning and transferred the case immediately to the Missouri Supreme Court.[4]

On June 19, the Supreme Court ruled Nasheed could remain on the ballot since it was a redistricting year. According to the decision, "Had the drafters of the constitution wished to limit eligibility to candidates residing only in those parts of an old district that were absorbed into the new one, they could have crafted narrowing language to that effect. They did not."[5]


On November 2, 2010 Nasheed won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.


On November 04, 2008, Jamilah Nasheed ran unopposed for District 60 of the Missouri House of Representatives. [6]

Jamilah Nasheed raised $91,965 for her campaign.[7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 60
Candidates Votes Percent
Jamilah Nasheed (D) 14,776 100.0%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Nasheed was up for re-election, she collected $54,538 in donations.[8]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Express Scripts $4,500
Missouri Health Care Association $3,000
Wilson, Scott $2,000
Missouri Bankers Association $1,975


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jamilah Nasheed's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $2,375
Concrete Strategies $2,325
SM Wilson $2,000
Missouri Health Care Association $1,650
Donn Rubinn $1,500

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Preceded by
Robin Wright-Jones (D)
Missouri State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri State House District 60
Succeeded by
Jason Barnes (R)