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For Immediate Release

January 30, 2021

Madam for America Endorses Tishaura Jones for Mayor of St. Louis City, Missouri

Today, Madam for America, the Midwest’s leading organization for Black women in politics, endorsed Tishaura Jones for Mayor of St. Louis City, Missouri. Dorothy L. McClendon, Esq., president of Madam for America, released the following statement:

“Tishaura Jones is the leader St. Louis City, Missouri needs at this time. As a history maker, she is the First Black woman to serve as Treasurer of St. Louis, Missouri. This trailblazer served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, and was selected as the first Black woman in Missouri history to hold the position of Assistant Minority Floor Leader. She is passionate about public service. Treasurer Jones is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a national service organization. She has received numerous awards from the St. Louis Coalition for Human Rights, the RCGA, and the Lupus Foundation of America. She has used her position as Treasurer to increase the financial empowerment of people in St. Louis, Missouri. We are elated to support her as she makes history again!"

Since 2012, Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones has helped the City of St. Louis earn and save over $30 million.

Treasurer Tishaura Jones earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Saint Louis University's School of Public Health. She is a graduate of the Executives in State and Local Government program from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Treasurer Jones has served as Vice President of Public Finance for Blaylock Robert Van, LLC, an investment banking firm, as well as adjunct faculty at the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University.

Madam for America, is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to recruiting and training leaders, supporting strong campaigns, and mentoring Black women for public office throughout the Midwest. Since our founding on July 25, 2019, Madam for America has helped women win competitive campaigns – in state and local races – researched the issues that impact women and families, and we turn out women voters to the polls. With less than two years in existence, we have helped elect five women to office. In 2021, during COVID-19, we supported Vice President Kamala Harris to make history as the first woman, first Black woman and first Asian-American woman to be elected to this position in addition to Congresswoman Cori Bush as she became the first Black woman from the State of Missouri elected to the United States House of Representatives. With our support, Megan Marshall became the first Black person elected to the Lee’s Summit, Missouri School Board. Since our launch, more women have reached out to Madam for America about running for office, laying the groundwork for candidates for local, state and federal offices.

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