Serving in her twelfth year/fourth term as the 16th ward alderman in the city of St. Louis, there was national recognition in 2011 for her passage of “scrap metal” legislation which saved the city of St. Louis two million dollar the first year it was in effect. Other city wide legislation successfully passed: limiting minor’s access to graffiti tools, preventing pedophiles from running a child based business and restrictions on gold buyers when melting metals. In the 16th ward she has brought economic development, successfully addressed speeding, upgraded problem properties, reduced crime, and continuously promotes sustainable initiatives. As the Chair of Legislation she has reformed city government by passing a comprehensive personal financial disclosure law which requires all elected officials to do reporting and also serves as a Civil Rights Enforcement Commissioner.
Donna knows that there are three things on everyone’s mind that she will always take into account, and those are:
-access to job opportunities
Other issues include:
The 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th and a part of the 23rd Ward of the city of St Louis sit within the 82nd State House district. The state representative that currently presides for this district has been term limited out.
Neighborhoods in this district include South Hampton, Princeton Heights (Parkway Gardens), St Louis Hills, Villanova and parts of Lindenwood Park, Northampton, Bevo Mill and Boulevard Heights.