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Barbara Phifer

District 90

Representative Barbara Phifer, a Democrat, represents St. Louis County (District 90) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2020.

Prior to serving in the legislature, Phifer was a United Methodist pastor for more than 40 years.

Born in Washington D.C., Phifer graduated from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cornell College, and a master’s of divinity from St. Paul School of Theology. She served as pastor in churches in Missouri and Montevideo, Uruguay.

Rep. Phifer resides in Kirkwood with her spouse, Thomas Sanders. She has five children and seven grandchildren..

Mailing Address:

MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue


Jefferson City, MO 65101


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St. Louis


St. Louis County

State Representative


  • Special Committee on Government Accountability

  • Special Committee on Homeland Security

  • Transportation Infrastructure

  • Ways and Means

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