Nurse and Supporter of Children’s Causes Promises to Put Politics Aside and Stand Up for Missourians
St. Louis — Today, nurse and lifelong advocate for children, Trudy Busch Valentine announced her campaign for U.S. Senate on a promise to put politics aside and be an independent voice for Missouri families.
Trudy Busch Valentine was raised in St. Louis at Grant’s Farm. A daughter of August (Gussie) Anheuser Busch Jr., at a young age Trudy dedicated herself to a life of service as a nurse working with society’s most vulnerable children. Today, Trudy is still a nurse at heart and works with nursing organizations and nonprofits that focus on children’s issues. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudy got to work vaccinating Missourians and administered hundreds of vaccines. That’s why Trudy has an unshakeable commitment to expanding access to quality, affordable health care.
Trudy is the mother of six and grandmother of eight, who has withstood tremendous personal tragedy: the death of her sister at a young age; losing her husband to cancer at age 49; and the unexpected loss of her oldest son Matthew in August of 2020 to an opioid overdose. Trudy’s unshakeable faith and her dedication to serving others shaped her dedication to seeing the good in people and finding common ground.
Now, Trudy is running to be the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, because she knows that Missouri families are working hard, but they need leaders in Washington who will fight for them and put them first.
Highlights from the announcement video:
- “I’ve decided to run for the U.S. Senate — because we need something different. We need a new politics. One that puts the good of all people first.”
- “As your next Senator, I’ll put politics aside, and put you and your family first. And together, we’ll show ’em. We can work together.”
- “Across Missouri, our communities are strong, but our politics are broken. Too often neighbors and families just stop talking to each other, and the politicians in Washington continue to divide us even further.”
- “We just need to talk to each other again, exchange ideas with honesty and integrity.”
- “Twenty months ago my oldest son died of an opioid overdose. Matt’s death brought so much sadness but it also reignited the passion in me to make a positive difference for others, this time on a larger scale.”