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Rita Denise Days, American former state legislator. Henry Toll Fellow, 1998. Board member Project Respond; member part H infants & toddlers Interagency Coordinator Council; advisory board member Lasting Solutions Legal Service; Member of Norwood & Airport Democratic, Women Legislators Missouri, Missouri Legislature Black Caucus.

Background

Days, Rita Denise was born on October 16, 1950 in Minden, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Marion and Juliette (Mitchell) Heard.

Education

She was educated at historically black Lincoln University in the Missouri capital, Jefferson City.

Career

Days has three children: Elliott, Natalie, and Evelyn. She was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in a special election in 1993, and served in that body through the year 2000. She was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 2002.

As a senator, she served on the following committees: Education Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Small Business, Insurance and Industry Transportation Select Committee on Oversight of Federal Stimulus, Vice-Chairman Joint Committee (both House and Senate) on Education Joint Committee on Government Accountability Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight In 2010, she was succeeded in the Senate by fellow Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

Religion

Every true believer receives the special gift from God to use in ministry.

Politics

Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.

Views

Christians should promote healthy marriages, raising loving children, and in getting along with everyone around them—including their enemies.

Membership

Board member Project Respond. Member part H infants & toddlers Interagency Coordinator Council. Advisory board member Lasting Solutions Legal Service.

Member of Norwood & Airport Democratic, Women Legislators Missouri, Missouri Legislature Black Caucus.

Connections

Married Frank S. Days, June 17, 1972. Children: Elliott Charles, Natalie Rechelle, Evelyn Jeanine.