Missouri Nurses Association
Political Action Committee:
The only political action committee representing the
interests of all professional nurses in Missouri.

Most Recent Endorsements

The Missouri Nurses Association Political Action Committee (MONA-PAC) is the only political action committee representing the interests of all professional nurses in Missouri. It was established to elect candidates that will advance MONA’s legislative and regulatory agendas.

MONA-PAC was founded in 1985 and since that time has interviewed and endorsed hundreds of candidates for elected office in the Missouri legislative and executive branches.

Each election cycle, MONA-PAC endorses candidates who have demonstrated strong support for nursing and health care issues and will best serve the interests of nurses and their patients. The Missouri Nurses Association and our PAC believe all Missourians deserve easy access to affordable, quality health care. All nurses should be able to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

MONA-PAC works to ensure that nursing’s perspective is considered in policy decisions made in Jefferson City. Endorsement decisions are based on several criteria including, but not limited to, candidate survey, campaign information, and the candidate’s voting record on MONA’s priority issues.

MONA-PAC is pleased to formally endorse the following candidates in their 2022 campaigns for the upcoming primary election. MONA does not typically endorse in the primary however we decided to endorse the below candidates for a number of reasons; these are folks with no opponents or with a tight primary, are supporting champions who sponsor our legislation, or sit on key committees or in leadership. We will release a much longer endorsement list for the general election closer to Nov. 8th.

Louis Riggs, District 5
Maggie Nurrenbern, District 15
Ingrid Burnett, District 19
Yolanda Young, District 22
Emily Weber, District 24
Patty Lewis, District 25
Ashley Bland Manlove, District 26
Richard Brown, District 27
Jeff Coleman, District 32
Mark Sharp, District 37
Doug Richey, District 39
Cheri Toalson Reisch, District 44
Dan Houx, District 54
Mike Haffner, District 55
Neil Smith, District 67
Gretchen Bangert, District 70
Marlon Anderson, District 76
Kimberly-Ann Collins, District 77
LaKeysha Bosley, District 79
Steve Butz, District 81
Joe Adams, District 86
Jo Doll, District 91
John Simmons, District 109
Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway, District 115
Dale Wright, District 116
Mike Stephens, District 128
Bishop Davidson, District 130
Crystal Quade, District 132
Hannah Kelly, District 141
Bennie Cook, District 143
Jamie Burger, District 148
Travis Smith, District 155
Lane Roberts, District 161
Bob Bromley, District 162

Nick Schroer, District 2
Justin Brown, District 16
Mary Elizabeth Coleman, District 22
Tracy McCreery, District 24

2022 MONA-PAC Endorsement Survey Responses

The Missouri Nurses Association Political Action Committee (MONA-PAC) offered candidates in the upcoming 2022 election an opportunity to fill out a questionnaire. This opportunity is offered to all candidates, and responses are used by the PAC to learn their opinion on issues important to nursing.

The MONA-PAC reviews the questionnaires, along with voting record of sitting/past legislators, and history supporting nursing issues during an upcoming meeting. In doing so, we will determine a slate of candidates for endorsement.

Click the button below to download a .zip file containing PDFs of all the responses, or click on any of the linked candidates above to see their response.

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Core Issues

  • Workplace rights and safety
  • Safe and adequate nurse staffing
  • Patient advocacy
  • Access to quality health care
  • Health care finance
  • Nursing education, practice and licensure

Our Goals

  • Ensuring a majority of legislators are those endorsed by the MONA-PAC (with a minimum 82 Representatives and 18 Senators)
  • Advocating for all House and Senate committees impacting nursing to be chaired by a MONA-PAC endorsed legislator
  • Legislative leadership positions be held by MONA-PAC endorsed persons who are successfully elected

MONA-PAC was founded in 1985 as the Political Action for Nurses in Missouri Committee.

The group has interviewed and endorsed hundreds of candidates for elected office in the Missouri legislative and executive branches.

At this time, MONA-PAC contributions have attributed to a 95% success rate for candidate elections/re-elections.

Success Rate
95%
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MONA-PAC activities build on nonpartisan, criteria-based selection to:

  • Promote and financially endorse candidates who support MONA’s legislative agenda
  • Encourage grassroots involvement and nursing participation in the electoral process
  • Establish a dynamic, ongoing communication process between MONA-PAC, the MONA Board of Directors, regional officers and individual contributors

MONA-PAC differs from the MONA Advocacy Committee:

  • Advocacy Committee monitors legislation and regulation that impact nursing, developing a proactive agenda to support and direct nursing issues
  • MONA-PAC endorses candidates that support MONA and its legislative and regulatory agenda