Young Democrat of the Year
Representative Kevin Windham, Jr.
Representative Kevin Windham Jr., Vice-Chair of the Missouri House Democratic Caucus, represents over 20 municipalities of St. Louis County (District 85) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018 becoming the youngest African-American man elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.
Prior to his legislative duties, Windham served the state of Missouri as a staffer in the Missouri Senate and the United States Senate. He is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University where he was active in Student Government, FOCUS St. Louis Impact Fellows, and the President’s Task Force on Diversity education.
Windham has served in many organizations, including the U.S. Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus, Congressional Black Associates, Young Voices with Action, and the Missouri Democratic Party’s Affirmative Action and Delegate Selection Committee.
Windham lives in Hillsdale, Missouri with his great grandmother and plays basketball for leisure.
Volunteers of the Year
Jack and Carolyn Hembree
Jack and Carolyn Hembree are longtime active Democrats in Greene County. Jack is a Veteran and Chair of the Senior Democrats of Southwest Missouri. They are active members in their NAACP chapter. They have given generously of their time, money, and mentorship to the Democratic Party for many years.
Democrats of the Year
The Democratic caucuses of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives
In the 2019 legislative session, our Democratic Legislators stood up to the extremism of the GOP majority on behalf of Missouri families. Our Democrats in the Senate and House continue to advocate for policies that promote the well-being of all Missourians. They do this in spite of being outnumbered by far-right ideologues more interested in fighting the culture wars than promoting practical and helpful legislation. Missouri’s legislative Democrats are doing the hard work of making policy that moves Missouri forward, such as criminal justice reform.