Mary Still

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Mary Still

Template:TOCnestleft Mary Wynne Still is a State Representative from Missouri representing the 25th District. She is married to Russell Still, a Columbia attorney and member of the Columbia School Board for nine years. They have two children, Allison and Susannah, who attended public schools in the 25th District – Benton Elementary School and Jefferson Junior High – and graduated from Hickman High School.[1]

Personal Life

Still's has lived in District 25 for 24 years and has been active in school and community activities. She was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years; a Sunday School teacher; is chair of the administrative council of the Missouri United Methodist Church; and is a member of the Blind Boone Foundation, which is working to preserve the home and legacy of African-American Ragtime pioneer and Columbia leader J.W. “Blind” Boone. She is a member of the University of Missouri Jefferson Club and the Friends of the University of Missouri Library.[2]

Public Service

She served as director of communications for Attorney General Jay Nixon for 10 years and policy adviser for the past three years, and from 2002 to 2004 she served as director of communications for Missouri Governor Bob Holden. She is a champion of the University of Missouri, where she graduated from the School of Journalism and served as director of the MU News Bureau for eight years, promoting the land-grant mission of teaching, research and service.[3]

"Cap the Rate and Raise the Wage!"


Progress Missouri May 6, 2012 · ·

This is what democracy looks like! More than 350,000 signatures submitted to the Missouri Secretary of State to Cap the Rate and Raise the Wage!

Did you and your friends sign the petitions? Tag the photo here! — with Frank Kovarik, Bob Minor, Derek Wetherell, Charlie Edelen IV, Eric Meyer, Montague Simmons, Joseph Anthony, Richard Von Glahn, Jim Kottmeyer, Jeff Ordower, Trista Soendker Nicholson, Caitlyn Adams, Cathy Sherwin, Matthew Patterson, Alexandra Townsend, Alyssa Soendker, Lara Granich, Mary Clemons, Wayne Brekhus, Robin Acree, James Powell, Julie Terbrock, Bradley Harmon, Aaron Burnett, Reese Erick Forbes, Jonathan Byrd, Amy Smoucha, Jimmy Lappe, David Martino, Lenny Jones, Mary Still, Eva Kathleen Schulte, Kim Clark, Jeanette Mott Oxford, Nancy Cross, Jeff Mazur, Dick Wilson, Brendan Smith, Roy Temple, Sarah Wood Martin, Adam J. Shriver, Phil Snider, A.J. Bockelman, Tianna Soendker and Shannon Duffy.

Supported Progressive Health Care Reform

In late 2009, Mary Still was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,[4]

"Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."



  1. [[1]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/24/11.
  2. [[2]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/24/11.
  3. [[3]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/24/11.
  4. Progressive States Network: State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform (accessed on Dec. 23, 2010)