A native of St. Louis and an ardent volunteer and political activist for more than 40 years, State Senator Robin Wright-Jones began her career in politics with an internal desire to improve the quality of life during political turmoil in the 1960s.

In 1967, Sen. Wright-Jones graduated from Beaumont High School and went on to attend the University of Missouri at St. Louis, focusing her studies in English. She spent 10 years as a substitute and classroom teacher for the St. Louis Public Schools and the St. Louis Archdiocese, respectively.

Sen. Wright-Jones was elected to the House of Representatives to fill an unexpired term in March 2002. While in the House, she served as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus from 2003 to 2007, and she served as Chair of the St. Louis Regional Caucus in 2004. Sen. Wright-Jones served as Chair of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus from 2007 to 2008, and the St. Louis City Caucus from 2007 to 2008.

In 2008, Sen. Wright-Jones was elected to serve the more than 165,000 constituents located in the 5th Senatorial District in the Missouri Senate.

Sen. Wright-Jones has received the following awards in appreciation for her dedication to state government:

  • 2003, 2004 and 2005 - Regional Chamber & Growth Association's (RCGA) Lewis & Clark Statesman Award for outstanding leadership
  • 2003 and 2005 - St. Louis Business Journal's Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2006 - Crystal Wagon Award from the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Board of Governors for her work promoting children's issues
  • 2006 - Missouri Community College Association's Distinguished Legislator Award
  • 2007 - St. Louis Business Journal as one of St. Louis' Most Influential
  • 2008 - Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Award

In addition to her full-time job in the Missouri Senate, Sen. Wright-Jones also works as a real estate broker. In the past, she worked as a public housing administrator and as an engineering consultant from 1980 to 2002. As a small business owner, she established a real estate brokerage company, Arjen One, LLC, in 2006.

Sen. Wright-Jones is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is blessed with two sons: Damon Alexander Jones and Adam Christopher Jones. She also has four grandchildren: Damon A. Jones, II; Alexandra C. Jones; Adam C. Jones, II; and Kennedy Alise Jones.