Tishaura Jones – Treasurer (St. Louis, MO)
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Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Expanding innovation in education
Tishaura Jones was elected as Treasurer for the City of St. Louis in 2012. She previously served for two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, where she became the first African American ever to serve as assistant minority leader in Missouri history. A passionate advocate for education reform, Tishaura recently introduced a plan to help the most effective charter schools expand throughout her entire state, so that every parent can provide the same opportunity for their children as she can. Her plan would also increase the Missouri’s ability to hold charter schools accountable for their results while allowing them the flexibility to focus on serving the job needs of different areas, be it on science, agriculture, or drop-out recovery.
Currently, Tishaura is the Vice President of Public Finance at a minority-owned investment banking and financial services company, as well as an active volunteer with her Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.