Hello, St. Louis!
I'm Michelle Sherod,
and I want to be your
Missouri State Senator.
Hello St. Louis,
My name is Michelle Sherod, and I am running to be your next Missouri State Senator of the 5th District. St.
Louis is my home; and, like you, I want our hometown to be a safe, prosperous place for my family and yours. While
our city has a complicated past, it has a promising future if we continue the legacy of strong leadership in
Jefferson City. I am that leader and am writing you this letter to explain why.
As a proud St. Louisan, I am concerned about the issues in our community that demand immediate solutions:
reducing crime; improving access to quality education and affordable housing; protecting our healthcare,
especially women’s reproductive health options; as well as spurring jobs and economic growth with equity at the
forefront. Above all, we need a leader who’s honestly and transparently working on your behalf, not special
interests or their own ambition.
I have spent my entire adult life fighting for these issues as a public servant, a small business owner, and
nonprofit leader. After putting myself through undergraduate and law school and after earning my license as a
Certified Public Accountant, I became Missouri’s first African-American Deputy State Auditor under Claire
McCaskill to help ensure that your tax dollars were spent fairly and wisely.
I took the principles of accountability I learned in state government with me when I continued my public service
career as St. Louis Regional Director under Claire’s U.S. Senate term. While there, I learned of the federal
resources available to communities like ours; and I worked hard every day to make those resources count in our
community’s fight for improved economic growth, neighborhood safety, healthcare, and caring for veterans.
After several years, I left federal service to care for my ailing mother and father-in-law. While at home, I used
my background in legal and accounting work to start a consulting firm focused on private companies and
governmental entities while also serving as Claire’s campaign treasurer. I also continued my commitment to
community service by volunteering at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation where I currently serve as the President
of their Board of Directors.
My personal and professional journeys have prepared me well for the responsibility of holding elected office, and
I am ready to serve. That’s why I humbly ask for your support. If you want an experienced, dedicated and driven
leader with a proven record of getting things done for you and our great city, then the choice is clear.
Vote for me, Michelle Sherod, for State Senator of the 5th District.