Rep. Gina Mitten

Mitten, Gina

Representative Gina Mitten (D-83) represents portions of St. Louis City and St. Louis County. She presently serves on the following committees: Judiciary, Financial Institutions, Government Oversight and Accountability, Joint Committee for Administrative Rules, Appropriations-Public Safety & Corrections, Interim Committee on Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform (minority ranking member), Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation, Special Interim Committee on Privacy Protection, and the Interim Committee on Emerging Issues in Agriculture Policy.

Ms. Mitten graduated summa cum laude from University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a 2001 recipient of the American Mock Trial Association’s National All American Attorney award. In 2005, Representative Mitten received her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a primary editor of the Journal of Law and Policy and recipient of the Don Sommers Prize for Professional Responsibility (ethics).

Before joining the House of Representatives, Representative Mitten was a member of the Richmond Heights City Council from 2004-2012. She served on the St. Louis County Municipal League’s legislative affairs committee (2005-2010) and was a voting member of the Clayton/Richmond Heights Joint Study Committee (2005-2006). Ms. Mitten has been an active member of the Maplewood Richmond Height School District community for more than fifteen years, and has served on its Building Corporation since 2007.

In addition to her legislative duties, Representative Mitten is an attorney with the St. Louis Lawyers Group, focusing her practice on civil litigation and domestic relations. Prior to receiving her law degree, she worked as a legal assistant in the St. Louis area.

Ms. Mitten resides in Richmond Heights with her husband and daughter. Her son lives in New York where he works in the film and television industry.