For Immediate Release:
Nov. 13, 2013

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Senator Jamilah Nasheed Takes Stand for campaign Reform

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri State Senator for the 5th District, Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced today that she will no longer accept any entertainment tickets or travel from lobbyists, and that she will file a bill banning all legislators from accepting travel and entertainment tickets from lobbyists.

In acknowledging that she has in the past been a recipient of lobbyists’ tickets for entertainment events, Sen. Nasheed stated, “Although I think the influence on elected officials of baseball or other tickets from lobbyists is, in reality, insignificant, I can appreciate that it gives the perception that lobbyists have an unfair advantage, which causes public distrust. Consequently, I think this practice has to stop, and I’m starting with myself.”

The senator continued, “With this legislation, I am looking simply to match our state personal campaign contributions cap with the federal level of $2,600.”

Senator Nasheed stated that she will prefile her bill on Dec. 1, 2013 — the first day prefiled measures for the 2014 legislative session receive their bill numbers. Bill text can be found online.

To view any of Sen. Nasheed’s past legislation, or statements on other topics, please visit her Missouri Senate website at