District 94 Missouri House Representative Cloria Brown recently visited the St. Louis Public Radio Studios to discuss her career, current legislation and her 2016 re-election bid against Vicki Englund.

On this edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies continue their look into south St. Louis County politics by welcoming state Rep. Cloria Brown onto the show.

Brown is a city of St. Louis native who had a successful career in information technology. After working her way through several jobs, Brown eventually became vice president of information systems for MasterCard International. She was one of the few women to be a leader in the male-dominated field.

Brown eventually became a GOP committeewoman for a portion of south St. Louis County. When then-state Rep. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay, decided to run for the state Senate, Brown threw her hat in the ring to succeed him. But, in a Democratic wave election of 2008, Brown lost to Democrat Vicki Englund by nearly 10 percentage points.