Judy Baker has dedicated her life to serving others in her community, from volunteering at church, advocating for accessible healthcare, representing mid-Missourians’ interests in our state legislature, serving as a healthcare policy-maker and most recently, creating a non-profit to address economic empowerment for working -class Americans. She has longstanding ties to this community, having lived in Columbia for over 20 years and having raised her three children here.
She is a wife and mother, the daughter of a schoolteacher and a military doctor. Judy holds master’s degrees in Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Health Science Administration from the University of Missouri.
Missouri General Assembly – ranking member of the Budget, Health Care, and Education committees.
“Emerging Healthcare Leader” – named by the National Council of State Legislators
Regional Director, Region VII, (MO, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – appointed by the Obama Administration
American Dream and the Health Information Technology Caucuses – founder, formed to educate legislators in both poverty reduction and technology
U.S. Congress and State Treasurer – Democratic nominee in Missouri
Outstanding Alumni – University of Missouri