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Missouri Sen. Karla May on how state Democrats plan to make a mark in 2022

State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, presides over the Missouri Senate in February 2021.
Harrison Swansea
Missouri Senate
State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis, presides over the Missouri Senate in February 2021.

State Sen. Karla May of St. Louis joined St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg on Politically Speaking to talk about the 2022 session, which is expected to be particularly contentious in the Senate.

The Democrat represents the 4th District, which takes in portions of St. Louis and St. Louis County. She is planning on running for reelection in 2022.

Here’s what May discussed on the show:

  • Senate Democrats’ plan to take advantage of splits within the GOP caucus.
  • How she wants to spend billions of dollars in federal coronavirus funds, including bringing better broadband and sewer infrastructure to the city of St. Louis.
  • Congressional redistricting, including possible changes to Cori Bush’s district.
  • The fate of elections, education policy and marijuana legalization.

May was elected to the Senate in 2018. Before that, she served for four terms in the House representing a St. Louis-based district.

May is also the chairwoman of the St. Louis Democratic Party Central Committee. She has served as a committeewoman for the 26th Ward since 2016.

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Sarah Kellogg on Twitter: @sarahkkellogg

Follow Karla May on Twitter: @KarlaMayMO4

Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.
Sarah Kellogg is a Missouri Statehouse and Politics Reporter for St. Louis Public Radio and other public radio stations across the state.