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Cori Bush's Biography


Contact Information

6724 Page Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63133

563 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Cori Bush




2 Children

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

St. Louis, MO

Home City:

St. Louis, MO



RN, Lutheran School of Nursing, 2005-2008

Attended, Harris-Stowe State University, 1995-1996

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Missouri, District 1, 2021-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Missouri, District 1, 2018, 2022

Candidate, United States Senate, Missouri, 2016

Nursing Supervisor, Hopewell Health Center, Incorporated, 2013-present

Radio Host, "Grounded" on BlogTalkRadio

Registered Nurse, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, 2008-2011

Nonviolence 365 Ambassador, The King Center, 2015-present

Co-Director, Truth Telling Project, 2015-present

Civics Chair, Better Family Life Incorporated, Membership Association

Member, Ferguson's Women's Caucus

Organizer, Michael Brown Senior's Chosen for Change Foundation

Vice-Chairperson, Missouri Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, 2017

Pastor, Kingdom Embassy International Church, 2011-2014


Woman of Courage Award, 2015, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation

Father's Occupation:


Mother's Occupation:

Computer Analyst

Priority Issues:

Cori Bush believes in:

Supporting a living wage for all Americans and Equal Pay for women and minorities
Expanding Medicaid and reducing the costs for prescription drugs
Fully funding public education and improving the quality of public schools
Fair Policing and Criminal Justice Reform
Eliminating the school to prison pipeline
Tax relief for blue collar workers and small businesses
Eliminating loopholes for corporate tax breaks
Reversing the damage done by Citizens United
Grassroots funding for political campaigns
Stabilizing Social Security for future generations
Mental Health reform aimed at reducing gun violence
Supporting veterans transitioning from deployment to the workforce

As United States Senator, Cori Bush would immediately work to:

Increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
Enforce legislation that punishes corporate criminals
Repeal trade deals that reduce jobs for the middle class
Uphold rights of privacy for women
Enforce equal pay standards for women and minorities
Pass reasonable immigration legislation
Repeal NCLB, increase curriculum reform, and decrease costs for college tuition
Increase environmental justice regulations and enforcement for poor and middle class communities
Introduce legislation to reform police practices and policies including demilitarization
Eradicate the school to prison pipeline and over-incarceration through education reform, more funding to youth job programs, and reduction of funding to prisons