Background of Gina Walsh of Missouri State Senator, 13th District
Gina Walsh is a Democratic U.S. State Senator representing the 13th District of St. Louis County, Missouri. Born in 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, she graduated from Rosary High School in 1975. Senator Walsh is a lifelong resident of North St. Louis County. After her high school graduation, Walsh went on to graduate from the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Apprenticeship School. She served on the board of the Riverview Fire Protection District for several years as Director, and served as Chairwoman for five years. After over 35 years of experience as a worker and member of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #1, she retired and turned to dedicate her life to public service. Senator Walsh pledged to honor the hard work of the people of North St. Louis County and to support their aspirations and faith to the best of her ability.
Legislative History of Gina Walsh
Walsh was first elected to serve as a representative for the 69th District of North St. Louis County in the Missouri State House of Representatives in 2002. Walsh had a successful tenure in the Missouri State House of Representatives, serving four terms and gaining public praise for her above and beyond efforts to help bridge the gap between Republicans and Democrats with the intention of accomplishing important goals for the people of Missouri. After her fourth and final term in the Missouri State House of Representatives, Walsh ran for the Missouri State Senate and was elected in 2012 to represent the 13th Senatorial District. After delivering similarly to her tenure in the House, Senator Walsh was elected to a second term in the Missouri State Senate in 2016.
Her list of committee memberships is extensive and includes the Committee on Administration, the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment, the Committee on Insurance and Banking, the Joint Committee on Government Accountability, the Joint Committee on Public Employees Retirement, and the Senate Interim Committee on Labor Reform. In addition, she serves as the Chairwoman of the Committee on Progress and Development and Vice-Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Capital Improvements. Through her active participation in committee and on the Senate floor, Senator Walsh is working to create new opportunities for businesses and consumers and to support teachers, parents, and children in the Missouri education system.
Currently, Senator Walsh resides in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri. Not unlike her work in the Missouri State House of Representatives and the Missouri State Senate, Senator Walsh is an active member in her hometown community. She is a member of the North County Labor Legislative Club, St. Ferdinand and Spanish Democratic clubs, and the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce. Senator Walsh currently serves on the Parish Pastoral Council at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Currently in the middle of her second term representing the 13th Senatorial District in the Missouri State Senate, Senator Walsh uses her civilian life experience to relate to the needs and concerns of her constituents and when necessary, take action.