Bonnaye Mims, State Representative for the 27th District, has a long record of fighting for our community and working for progress. A former employee of the Missouri Department of Mental Health and a member of AFL-CIO AFSCME Local 1812 (and President from 1992-1998), Bonnaye worked to protect both our most disadvantaged members of our state and our working men and women in public service at the same time.
As a member of the Hickman Mills School Board since 2002, Bonnaye has been on the front lines of fighting corruption at all levels, constantly leading the charge to improve our schools. In her role as State Representative she has proudly continued that role, sponsoring or co-sponsoring dozens of bills aimed at protecting consumers, fighting for our neighborhoods and helping to create more opportunities for our families and children.
Bonnaye is a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church, and a native Kansas Citian. She received both her Bachelor’s in Public Administration and Political Science and her Master’s in Public Administration from Park University, and is a graduate of our local schools. Bonnaye also serves as a committed member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Lone Star #2 and Golden Circle) and the Daughters of Isis. She is a member of Citizens Association and the South Kansas City Alliance.
- Member of the Hickman Mills School Board, 2002 – Present
- President, Hickman Mills School Board 2008-2012
- Member of AFSCME Local 1812 in Kansas City for 38 years
- President, AFL-CIO AFSCME Local 1812 from 1992-1998
- Vice-Chair of the Jackson County Democratic Committee for 6 years
- Member of St. Paul AME Zion Church
- Executive Board Member of the Million Man March Local Organizing Committee
- Member of the KKFI Radio Station Board of Directors
- Associate’s of Liberal Arts – Wentworth Military Academy
- Bachelor’s of Public Administration, Political Science – Park University
- Master’s of Public Administration, Labor Relations & Business-Government Relations – Park University