90th General Assembly

Rep. May Scheve, a Democrat, represents part of South St. Louis County (District 98) in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Rep. Scheve currently serves as the Majority Caucus chair in the House and is the former president and charter member of the Women Legislators of Missouri. In addition, she is a board member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce; board president of Nurses for Newborns Foundation; WAC Industries Sheltered Workshop; Shelter the Children and the Asthma and Allergy board. In addition, Rep. Scheve is a committeewoman in the Gravois Democratic Township.

Rep. Scheve's major legislative accomplishments include: cutting taxes for senior citizens by increasing the money returned through the circuit breaker tax and creating a pharmaceutical tax refund. She also led the fight to increase the dependency deduction and personal income tax exemption, extended the limits on pension deduction and cut the corporate franchise tax. Other important legislation included campaign finance reform, motor voter registration, combat infantryman badge license plates, centralized voter registration and the reinstatement of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission.

A recipient of the 1992 Woman of Worth Award from the Older Women's League, Rep. Scheve was also honored in 1993 with the Missouri Association of Counties' Legislative Award and the Animal Protection Association's Legislator of the Year Award. She also received the 1996 Affton Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award and the Affton School District Superintendent's SOAR Award.

Rep. Scheve received a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Louis University and a master of arts degree from Webster University. Prior to her election to the House, Rep. Scheve was the office manager/scheduler and press aide for Mel Carnahan in his successful bid for lieutenant governor in 1988. Prior to this, she served as coordinator of volunteers for the state of Missouri during the Dick Gephardt for President Campaign.

Born June 27, 1964, in St. Louis, Rep. Scheve resides in Grantwood Village with her husband, Daniel Patrick Reardon III, and their two children, Madeline May Reardon and Daniel Patrick Reardon IV.