Meet Genise Montecillo

St.Louis, Missouri, United States
Genise and her husband Joe, a workers’ compensation attorney, live in Affton and enjoy participating in community activities and enjoying the outdoors. In her spare time Genise enjoys baking, crafts, athletic, and spending as much time as possible with her family. Genise understands the pressures facing families as was a single parent prior to remarrying, had to crunch budgets to provide for her son Paul and send him to college. She is very proud of Paul who currently works as an organizer with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Genise Chats about the issues

Genise Montecillo 
State Representative

You can go to to learn more on Genise and the issues she stands for!

Genise taught in the Special School District for 24 years, (the past 18 of those years in the Lindbergh school district). Her dedication as an educator shows her commitment and passion for public education. A product of public education herself, Genise believes every child deserves a strong public education and will fight to protect education in Jefferson City. She is a member of MNEA (Missouri National Education Association).

Genise is the daughter of a retired union ironworker, Genise understands the importance of working families to Missouri. Her father, Gene Chumbler, is a retired member of Ironworkers Local 396, as well as a former president and business agent. While growing up Genise and her family faced layoffs, unemployment, work injuries, and family separation as her father at times needed to travel for work. She is committed to protecting workers’ rights such as the right to organize, collective bargaining and fair wages in Jefferson City.

You can view Genise Montecillo's issues on her webpage. Please visit us at

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