Senator Sarah Steelman
District 16

Sarah Steelman is an investment broker in Rolla. She is active in a number of volunteer groups in Rolla including CORE(Champions of Rolla Education), member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Patrick's School and Home Association. She is a member of the First Christian Church of Rolla.

Steelman serves on the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan Board of Trustees; the Missouri Public Service Commission's Gas Cost Recovery Task Force; and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. She is chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Environment; Vice-Chair of Judiciary; Vice-Chair of Public Health and Welfare; a member of the Senate Committee on Education; and a member of the Senate Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

Steelman received her B.A. in History and M.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She has served as an adjunct economics professor at Lincoln University. After graduating from UMC, Sarah Steelman served as an economist for the Department of Revenue. She wrote many articles and papers related to Missouri fiscal issues.

After moving to Rolla, she served as the Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Division of Geology and Land Survey from 1988 to 1993.

After leaving state government, she served as Executive Director of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program in Rolla. This not-for-profit organization, funded through donations from individuals in the community, matches kids in need of attention with volunteer mentors.