99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
St. Louis City
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Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research - Personnel Subcommittee
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Donna M. C. Baringer, a Democrat, represents the city of St. Louis (District 82) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2016. She holds a B.S. in business management from Maryville University and an M.S. in corporate communications from Lindenwood University.
Prior to becoming a State Representative, she was in her fourth term as 16th Ward Alderman in the city of St. Louis where she chaired the Legislation Committee, served on Ways & Means, Transportation & Commerce, Parks, Health and the Personnel Committee. As Alderman, Rep. Baringer’s priority was to create and pass public policy that enhanced the quality of life for the citizens of St. Louis city. In her tenure, she positively impacted public safety, sustainable initiatives, economic development, education, parks and transportation.
Rep. Baringer currently serves as the President and Executive Director of the Lemay Development Corporation. While serving as an Alderman, she was the Director of Institutional Advancement for United 4 Children. During her tenure at St. Cecilia, she worked to brand the school as well as expand outreach to donors in an effort to expand the community impact of the Parish.
Before becoming an elected official, Rep. Baringer served as the Executive Director for Magdalen Community Improvement Corporation in St. Louis where she coordinated with many organizations throughout the community and Government agencies aimed at community development. Additionally, she taught Communications and Persuasion courses as an adjunct professor at Meramec College and served as a legislative liaison for Sen. Harry Kennedy.
Rep. Baringer spent her grade school years in Jefferson City, attended high school in West St. Louis County and moved to the city of St. Louis as an adult. She currently resides with her husband of 26 years in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood where they raised their two sons.
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