Senator Jill Schupp

Democrat
District 24 – Part of St. Louis County
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Senator Jill Schupp, a Democrat, was elected to the Missouri Senate in 2014. Sen. Schupp represents the 24th Senatorial District, which is located in St. Louis County and includes some or all of the following municipalities: 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.

Sen. Schupp served six years on the Ladue School Board, including 2 terms as President, beginning in 2000. In 2007 she was elected to the Creve Coeur City Council. From 2009 to 2014 Sen. Schupp served as State Representative for the 82nd House District, which later became the 88th District after redistricting. After teaching in public elementary schools in California and Missouri, Sen. Schupp spent two decades as a small business executive.

In the State House, Schupp championed legislation which made workplace environments smoke-free; protected children in unlicensed daycare settings, allowed seniors the opportunity to age in their own homes and continually fought legislation that shifted tax burdens onto the middle class. Her commitment to her constituents never wavered as she backed bills protecting our youngest and oldest citizens, supported veterans, promoted quality education, expanded health care access and created jobs and opportunities for economic growth.

Borne out of her passion to honor the service and sacrifice of our military veterans, Sen. Schupp founded the Missouri Veterans History Project, a nonprofit organization, which saved taxpayers money by replacing a previous state-funded program. More than 1000 veterans’ experiences have been videotaped and archived at the Library of Congress and the State Historical Society of Missouri to ensure that the stories of Missouri veterans are never forgotten. You can find out more information by visiting www.MVHP.net.

Born and raised in the St. Louis area, Sen. Schupp attended Parkway North High School and went on to become a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then earned a teaching certificate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She continues to remain involved in her community as a volunteer and board member for numerous nonprofit groups.


Honors she has been recognized with throughout her career include:

• 2021 Citizens for Modern Transit Chairman’s Award
• 2020 Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans’ Education Fund Community Voice Award
• 2020 Greater St. Louis MO Association of School Administrators Friend of Education Award
• 2019 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Senator of the Year Award
• 2019 Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Legislator of the Year
• 2019 Legislative Champion for Children Award
• 2018 Missouri Municipal League Distinguished Service Award
• 2017 St. Louis Children’s Hospital State Advocate of the Year
• 2017 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Allies in Action State Award
• 2017 Missouri Community College Association Distinguished Legislator Award
• 2017 Brain Injury Association of Missouri Legislator of the Year Award
• 2017 Empower Missouri Justice Champion Award
• 2017 Healthcare for All Champion Recognition
• 2017 Provident “Betty Sims Mental Health Advocacy” Award
• 2017 MO Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MOANA)
• 2017 Consumers Council “Alberta Slavin” Award
• 2017 MO Nurses Association Award
• 2017 St. Louis Crisis Nursery “Hugs & Kisses” Award
• 2016 KC Diversity Coalition Recognition Award
• 2015 Missouri Coalition For Community and Behavioral Healthcare award for leadership in Behavioral Health;
• 2015 Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Champion of Justice Award;
• 2015 YMCA Legislator Recognition Award;
• 2015 Missouri Association for Community Action Legislator of the Year Award;
• 2015 Shaare Emeth Tzedek Award;
• 2014 Missouri Public Health Association Robert L. Northcutt Award;
• 2014 Championing a Greater St. Louis Award from the St. Louis regional Chamber of Commerce for strong legislative efforts in pursuit of Chamber priorities;
• 2014 Lighting the Way Award from United 4 Children;
• 2014 Legislator of the Year for Consumer Advocacy;
• 2014 Parkway Alumni Hall of Fame;
• 2013 Legislator of the Year, Missouri Association for Social Welfare;
• 2012 Distinguished Legislator, Missouri Bicycle Federation;
• 2011 Leadership St. Louis graduate;
• 2010 Outstanding Legislator, University of Missouri Graduate Students;
• 2010 State House Distinguished Legislator, Missouri Community College Association;
• 2010 University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Leadership Training;
• 2009 Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Association of Students of University of Missouri;
• 2008 Creve Coeur Citizen of the Year;
• Congregation Shaare Emeth Board Member;
• Co-chair Congregation Shaare Emeth’s SEEDS of Justice, a social justice and action committee;
• National Council of Jewish Women Board Member;
• Crown Center for Senior Living Board Member;
• Creve Coeur Climate Action Task Force Member; and
• Children’s Trust Fund Board Member


Legislative Service:
Elected to the Senate: 2014, 2018
House of Representatives: 2008 – 2014

Committee Membership:
Economic Development
Education
Health and Pensions
Progress and Development, Chairwoman
Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Tax Policy
Interim Committee on Greater St. Louis Regional Emerging Issues
Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection
Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Missouri Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force
Missouri Veterans’ Commission
MO HealthNet Oversight Committee