CHARLES, Mo.– Patrice Billings, a former SWAT sniper and retired chief pilot who served in the St. Louis County Police Department Metro Air Support Unit, is announcing her candidacy for State Senate in Missouri’s 2nd Senate District in the 2018 general election. She launched her campaign on Sundayin O’Fallon, MO at Civic Park.
Billings has seen firsthand the issues affecting disenfranchised Missourians through her involvement with national and local nonprofit organizations such as Zonta International, Safe Connections and the St. Charles Equality Coalition. She is an advocate for women, children, and seniors especially.
A nationally-known speaker with a distinguished career of public service, Billings was awarded a Purple Heart medal and has been recognized as the first female police officer in the country to become a helicopter pilot for a law enforcement agency. She was a precision marksman having been trained by FBI and Navy SEAL experts.
She is currently a jewelry designer and a co-owner of a small business called Butterfly & Moon in historic St. Charles and a “Beyond the Best” winner named by Streetscape Magazine.
“I have demonstrated during my career the courage to stand up to bullies and those who wish to misuse power,” stated Billings, Candidate for State Senate in Missouri’s 2nd Senate District. “I’m ready to be a champion for working Missourians and ensure that all Missourians are heard and represented – not just the billionaires and special interests.”
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber said, “The Republican establishment in Jefferson City has time and again put their secret dark money donors and big corporations above the economic needs of working Missourians. It’s time for Bob Onder to go.”