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}}{{tnr}}'''Jolie Justus''' (b. Februrary 24, 1971) has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Missouri State Senate]], representing District 10.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She currently serves as [[State Senate Minority Leader|Minority Floor Leader]], and previously served as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader|Assistant Minority Floor Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jolie L. Justus''' (b. Februrary 24, 1971) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Missouri State Senate]], representing District 10.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She currently serves as [[State Senate Minority Leader|Minority Floor Leader]], and previously served as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader|Assistant Minority Floor Leader]].
  
 
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“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.”
 
“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.<ref>[http://monewshorizonblog.org/2011/03/senate-approves-late-term-abortion-restrictions/ "Senate approves late-term abortion restrictions," March 31, 2011, by Tim Sampson, ''Missouri News Horizon'']</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://monewshorizonblog.org/2011/03/senate-approves-late-term-abortion-restrictions/ ''Missouri News Horizon'', "Senate approves late-term abortion restrictions," March 31, 2011 ''(dead link)'']</ref>
  
 
===Bullying===
 
===Bullying===
Justus proposed a bill that aimed 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.<ref>[http://monewshorizonblog.org/2011/04/lawmakers-hear-anti-bullying-bill-delay-action/ "Lawmakers hear anti-bullying bill, delay action," ''Missouri News Horizon'', April 6, 2011]</ref>
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Justus proposed a bill that aimed 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.<ref>[http://monewshorizonblog.org/2011/04/lawmakers-hear-anti-bullying-bill-delay-action/ ''Missouri News Horizon'', "Lawmakers hear anti-bullying bill, delay action," April 6, 2011 ''(dead link)'']</ref>
  
==Election history==
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==Elections==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Missouri State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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 [[Missouri State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://mcvr.mo.gov/Elections/CandidatesonWeb/DisplayCandidatesPlacement.aspx?OfficeCode=3SE002&ElectionCode= Missouri Secretary of State - Candidates filed for August 2010 Primary in District 2]</ref>
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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 [[Missouri State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=300 ''Missouri Secretary of State'', "2010 General Election Results," accessed February 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
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On November 7, 2006, Justus won election to the 10th District Seat in the [[Missouri State Senate]], defeating Jerry Mounts (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=189 Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, Justus won election to the 10th District Seat in the [[Missouri State Senate]], defeating [[Jerry Mounts]] (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=189 ''Missouri Secretary of State,'' "2006 General Election Results," accessed February 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
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In 2010, a year in which Justus was up for re-election to [[Missouri State Senate|Senate District 10]], she collected $219,197 in donations.<ref name = Contributions>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8374 Campaign contributions on Follow the Money]</ref>
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In 2010, a year in which Justus was up for re-election to [[Missouri State Senate|Senate District 10]], she collected $219,197 in donations.<ref name = Contributions>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8374 ''Follow the Money'', "Justus, Jolie L," accessed February 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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, traveled together to Iowa to tie the knot.  (A [[Missouri Marriage Definition, Amendment 2 (August 2004)|2004 constitutional amendment]] prevented legal recognition by the state of Missouri of same-sex marriages made in other states.)<ref>[http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2009/05/jolie_justus.php ''Kansas City News Blog'', "Mo. state Sen. Jolie Justus marries her partner in Iowa City", May 4, 2009]</ref>
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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, as well as sixteen other couples from Missouri, traveled together to Iowa to tie the knot.  (A [[Missouri Marriage Definition, Amendment 2 (August 2004)|2004 constitutional amendment]] prevented legal recognition by the state of Missouri of same-sex marriages made in other states.)<ref>[http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2009/05/jolie_justus.php ''Kansas City News Blog'', "Mo. state Sen. Jolie Justus marries her partner in Iowa City," May 4, 2009. Accessed February 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==

Revision as of 17:08, 3 February 2014

Jolie Justus
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Missouri State Senate, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Floor Leader, Missouri State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Education
Bachelor'sSouthwest Missouri State University, 1994
J.D.University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1971
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Jolie L. Justus (b. Februrary 24, 1971) is a Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She currently serves as Minority Floor Leader, and previously served as Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

Justus attended the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1989 to 1992, and earned her B.S. in Communications from Southwest Missouri State University in 1994 and J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1998. Her professional experience includes working as Director of Pro Bono Services for Shook Hardy & Bacon, Limited Liability Partnership, and as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Progress and Development, Chair
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
Joint Committee on Child Abuse
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise
Joint Committee on MO Health Net

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Justus served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Justus served on the following committees:

Issues

Abortion

Justus was a major opponent of a bill that made any abortion after 20 weeks of gestation illegal. 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.[1]

Bullying

Justus proposed a bill that aimed 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.[2]

Elections

2010

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.[3]

Missouri State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jolie Justus (D) 33,634
Bob Ludlow (L) 10,402

2006

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Justus won election to the 10th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Jerry Mounts (R).[4]

Missouri State Senate, District 10 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJolie Justus (D) 37,563 72.1%
Jerry Mounts (R) 14,536 27.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Justus is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Justus raised a total of $553,481 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[5]

Jolie Justus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $140,014
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 10 Won $219,197
2008 Missouri State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $28,265
2006 Missouri State Senate, District 10 Won $166,005
Grand Total Raised $553,481

2012

Justus was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Justus raised a total of $140,014.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jolie Justus's campaign in 2012
Noranda Aluminum$10,000
Anheuser-Busch$5,000
Ameristar Casinos$5,000
Burns & Mcdonnell$4,500
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$140,014
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Justus was up for re-election to Senate District 10, she collected $219,197 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Greater Kansas City Chamber Of Commerce $6,439
Langdon Emison Kuhlman & Evans $5,500
Dollar Burns & Becker $5,000
Burns & Mcdonnell $3,250

2006

In 2006, a year in which Justus was up for election to Senate District 10, she collected $166,005 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Justus, Jolie L $3,094
Missouri Democratic Party $3,000
Ameristar Casinos $2,300
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $1,300

Personal

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, as well as sixteen other couples from Missouri, traveled together to Iowa to tie the knot. (A 2004 constitutional amendment prevented legal recognition by the state of Missouri of same-sex marriages made in other states.)[7]

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