ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Legislature is mourning the passing of one of their own.

Rep. Cloria Brown, after battling cancer, passed away Sunday evening.

Cloria Brown

The Republican state representative from St. Louis County has served terms in the House since 2011, though not consecutively.

Earlier in the legislative session of 2018, Brown shared that she would not be seeking re-election, due to her fight.

Legislators and staffers shared their sentiments, saying Brown will be remembered for her staunch and passionate work for her constituents, her dedication in the fight against sex trafficking and to improving the lives of children, her commitment to serving her community, but perhaps the quality she will be most missed for is her heart.


“One of the toughest parts of this job is hearing one of our colleagues has been taken from us all too soon. I would like to offer my condolences to Rep. Cloria Brown’s family. No one took their job more seriously than Cloria. If there was a community event, she was there to offer a helping hand. We will always remember her kind presence and the dedication she had towards her job as a representative and her community.”

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, District 32

“Cloria leaves a lasting legacy. She worked tirelessly to help women, children and the most vulnerable. Her efforts were the driving force behind the passage of House Bill 1246, which combats human trafficking. She will be missed.”

Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, District 6

“My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Brown’s family and friends during this tough time.  I enjoyed knowing her, and I will always remember the outstanding job she did serving our district.  Our state lost a good public servant, and she will be missed.” – Ron Rammaha