ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Cloria Brown, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. She was 75.
Brown became a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 2010 and represented Missouri's 85th and 94th districts in south St. Louis County. A spokesperson for her office said she did not take a leave from the current session.
Condolences rolled in from around Missouri politics Monday.
“Cloria leaves a lasting legacy," Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe said in a statement. "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.”
"One of the toughest parts of this job is hearing one of our colleagues has been taken from us all too soon," Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said in a statement. "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.”
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.