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 2020 campaigns for the upcoming election.

John Eggleston, District 2
Louis Riggs, District 5
Randy Railsback , District 8
Maggie Nurrenbern, District 15
Wes Rogers, District 18
Ingrid Burnett, District 19
Robert Sauls, District 21
Yolanda Young, District 22
Emily Weber, District 24
Patty Lewis, District 25
Ashley Bland Manlove, District 26
Richard Brown, District 27
Jerome Barnes, District 28
Jeff Coleman, District 32
Keri Ingle, District 35
Mark A. Sharp, District 36
Doug Richey, District 38
Peggy McGaugh, District 39
Jeff Porter, District 42
Kent Haden, District 43
Cheri Toalson Reisch, District 44
Kip Kendrick, District 45
Martha Stevens, District 46
Chuck Basye, District 47
Dan Houx, District 54
James Williams, RN, ANP, District 54
Mike Haffner, District 55
Michael Davis, District 56
Roger Reedy, District 57
Gretchen Bangert, District 69
LaDonna Appelbaum, District 71
Raychel Proudie, District 73
Marlon Anderson, District 76
LaKeySha Bosley, District 79
Steve Butz, District 81
Donna M. C. Baringer, District 82
Jo Doll, District 83
Joe Adams, District 86
Ian Mackey, District 87
Tracy McCreery, District 88
Barbara Phifer, District 90
Sarah Unsicker, District 91
Jim Murphy, District 94
Mary Elizabeth Coleman, District 97
Shamed Dogan, District 98
Trish Gunby, District 99
Nick Schroer, District 107
Justin Hill, District 108
John Simmons, District 109
Rob Vescovo, District 112
Dan Shaul, District 113
Becky Ruth, District 114
Dale Wright, District 116
Patricia Pike, District 126
Mike Stephens, District 128
Crystal Quade, District 132
Steve Helms, District 135
Hannah Kelly, District 141
Wayne Wallingford, District 147
Jamie Burger, District 148
Brian Seitz, District 156
Lane Roberts, District 161
Bob Bromley, District 162

Doug Beck, District 1
Elaine Freeman Gannon, District 3
Steve Roberts, District 5
Greg Razer, District 7
Barbara Anne Washington, District 9
John Rizzo, District 11
Andrew Koenig, District 15
Deb Lavender, District 15
Lauren Arthur, District 17
Judy Baker, District 19
Caleb Rowden, District 19
Denny Hoskins, District 21
Bill Eigel, District 23
Holly Rehder, District 27
Mike Moon, District 29

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

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