98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Gail McCann Beatty
Gail McCann Beatty
District 026
Assistant Minority Floor Leader

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Hometown:Kansas City
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Minority Floor Leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, represents the Kansas City metro area (District 26) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2010.

When Rep. McCann Beatty was 18, she was elected to her first seat as a committeewoman for the then 27th Ward. In 1992, she once again was elected as a committeewoman, this time to the 17th ward and in 2014, she was elected as a committeewoman to the 16th Ward. Rep. McCann Beatty is an active member of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus and is the Chair of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, whose purpose is to educate and finance Missouri’s Urban Youth. She is also a board member of Jewish Family Services, which provides essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis — regardless of faith, age, culture or lifestyle.

Rep. McCann Beatty was appointed to the Missouri Tourism Commission in 2000 by Governor Mel Carnahan. She served on Tourism for three years and resigned to serve on the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission.

In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. McCann Beatty has worked for 25 years as a general certified appraiser in commercial and residential real estate at McCann Beatty Valuation and Consulting in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. She is also an Office Manager/Claims manager at the Holiday Law Firm Inc. since 2014 and has served as Regional Manager for Primerica Financial Services since 2004.

A member of Saint James United Methodist Church, Rep. Beatty is a 1983 graduate of Pembroke Hill High School. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University in 1987. She participated in American University’s Washington Semester Program in Washington D.C. and interned with former Congressman Alan Wheat.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1559 - (4099H.02T)
Designates July first as "Lucile Bluford Day" in Missouri in honor of the civil rights activist and journalist
HB 1560 - (4087H.01I)
Specifies that if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor
HB 1719 - (4690H.01I)
Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for automatic voter registration
HB 2356 - (6124H.01I)
Prohibits employers from discriminating in providing compensation based on gender for the same work
HB 2517 - (6399H.01I)
Requires that one voting member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators be a student
HB 2724 - (5940H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding a notary public
HB 2725 - (4075H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding a notary public
HB 2726 - (4078H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding a notary public
HB 2785 - (6670H.01I)
Establishes provisions for lifetime parole supervision for offenders serving sentences of life without parole after a minimum of 30 years of confinement
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation