Barbara (Barbara) Anne Washington (D-SS09)
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Room 329 State Capitol 201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101

District Office:
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Oversight
MemberJoint Committee on Transportation Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
MemberJoint Committee on the Justice System
MemberSenate Committee on Health and Welfare
MemberSenate Committee on Local Government and Elections
MemberSenate Select Committee on Redistricting
MemberJoint Committee on Rural Economic Development
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
MemberJoint Committee on Administrative Rules
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Research
Counties Representing


Senator Barbara Anne Washington, a Democrat, represents the 9th Senatorial District in the Missouri Senate. She was sworn into office on Jan. 6, 2021. Prior to being elected to the Senate, she served the residents of Jackson County in the House of Representatives for three years.

Senator Washington proudly supports increased economic development in her district - including preserving the notable "18th & Vine" district, increased funding for educational opportunities and universal health care for all. In her district, she regularly presents programs designed to bring attention to the importance of small business development, juvenile justice reform, minority mental health awareness, crime reduction and environmental preservation.

When she's not advocating for her district, Sen. Washington volunteers with her beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a member of the St. James United Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Community Colleges Board of Trustees, Urban Summit, Freedom, Inc., the Kansas City Boys/Girls Choir and the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City.

In addition to her legislative duties, Sen. Washington is a practicing attorney who also possesses an MBA. She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia's famed School of Journalism. She obtained her Master of Business Administration from Avila University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Senator Washington is a lifelong Kansas City, Missouri, resident. She has one daughter and two grandsons.