The St. Louis American endorses Jill Schupp for Missouri Senate

The St. Louis American endorses Jill Schupp for Missouri Senate

The St. Louis American (October 18, 2018)

State Senator Jill Schupp was elected to the Missouri Senate in 2014 after serving six years in the state House of Representatives (with prior stints on the Creve Coeur City Council and the Ladue School Board, including two terms as president). She earned our respect in 2014 by (narrowly) beating a Republican opponent named John Ashcroft, who unfortunately dusted himself off and, much to our chagrin, got elected statewide in 2016 as Missouri attorney general, where he has been disenfranchising minorities ever since.

Given that her opponent on the November 6 ballot does not have the name visibility of an Ashcroft and she has outraised him by $1 million, Schupp should have an easier time of it than the nail-biter four years ago. But her 24th Senate District – representing some or all of Ballwin, Breckenridge Hills, Bridgeton, Champ, Charlack, Chesterfield, Country Life Acres, Creve Coeur, Crystal Lake Park, Frontenac, Huntleigh, Ladue, Manchester, Maryland Heights, Olivette, Overland, St. Ann, Sycamore Hills, Town and Country, Warson Woods, Westwood and Winchester – can swing either way, so voters in the district who want to assure the reelection of a highly competent, progressive state senator need to show up at the polls and support her.

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