A proud champion for the people of Missouri, Deb is now in her third term—and sixth year—as State Representative for House District 90, covering Kirkwood, Glendale, Warson Woods and parts of Sunset Hills, Webster Groves and Oakland.
To continue serving her community, she is running for State Senate in District 15, which includes several new municipalities within West County, South County, and unincorporated St. Louis County.
As a state representative, Deb serves on the Budget Committee working for better healthcare and mental healthcare coverage for Missouri’s children, those with disabilities, and for the developmentally disabled communities. She re-introduced to her colleagues more than 500 reserve accounts that hold over $3.4 billion; due to term limits, these accounts had been forgotten.
In addition to the Budget Committee, Deb has served on the Rules Committee, Agriculture Policy Committee and the Health, Mental Health and Social Services Appropriations Committee. She has also served as freshman caucus leader and policy chair during her second term.
Deb’s interest in politics began as a teenager, when she participated in Girls State, a program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, where she learned the importance of how government at all levels works for its citizens. Today, she puts her enthusiasm for politics to work through her involvement in local and state issues.
Deb was born and raised in New England. She put herself through college at Marquette University, graduating with a degree in physical therapy. Soon after graduation, Deb moved to St. Louis and has become a long-time member of her community.
Deb was fortunate to be able to raise her nephew, Griffin, from 8 years old to adulthood. He is now the proud father of twin boys. She is very active in the community and enjoys participating in local organizations.
As a physical therapist and sole owner of an outpatient physical therapy clinic, Deb is an active part of the Kirkwood community, building her professional reputation based on results. A longtime resident of her district, Deb is an enthusiastic leader and volunteer, participating in these organizations:
- Kirkwood Rotary Club, Member since 1985
- Hands on Kirkwood, 2011-2019
- Board of Directors, Mary Culver Home for the Visually Impaired, Kirkwood
- Kirkwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Member 2004-2018
- 50 Trees for 50 Years, 2011-2019
- Friends of Kirkwood Public Library
- Kirkwood Living Green
- Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, Member
- American Physical Therapy Association, Member
- Missouri Physical Therapy Association, Member
Let’s send Deb to the Missouri Senate, where she can continue the work she’s begun on the issues that matter to you.