Remembering the Hon. Cora Faith Walker

MO State Rep. Mike Person (D-74) honors and recognizes the Late Honorable Former MO State
Representative of (D-74) CORA FAITH WALKER:

Cora Faith Walker
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MO State Rep. Mike Person (D-74) honors and recognizes the Late Honorable Former MO State
Representative of (D-74) CORA FAITH WALKER:

Whereas, it is with a humble heart and eternal compassion that we are taking this moment to commemorate the life and legacy of a Ferguson, Missouri native, the late Honorable
Cora Faith Walker and extending our prayers and God’s divine spiritual to comfort her husband Tim Walker, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Drew, and her entire family during their moments of sorrow; and

Whereas, Cora’s abruptly and unexpectedly transitioned from our presence leaving us no time to process it all, she was a genuine friend, a legislative confidant; and

Whereas, Cora was a “Faith Walker” and a public servant who advocated for justice in the name of
humanity for children, for woman’s reproductive rights, healthcare, victims of sexual and domestic abuse, racial and social rights just to name a few of them; and

Whereas, Cora’s academia consisted of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Thought and Analysis at
Washington University in St. Louis, a Doctor of Law (J.D.) at Saint Louis University School of Law in Health
Law, and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) at Washington University in St. Louis in Public Health; and

Whereas, Cora was a private practicing attorney, she served as the Former Missouri State Representative for District 74 in which I had the honor to surpervene after her tenure in 2019 where I am currently the MO State Representative in (D-74), and she served as St. Louis County Executive Director Sam Page’s Chief
Policy Officer; and

Whereas, Cora volunteered with various boards and was affiliated with groups i.e., the St. Louis Area
Diaper Bank, the University City Children’s Center, and Jamaa Village Center (Boards) and Academy Health, The Network for Public Health Law, Supporters of the ArchCity Defenders, Inc., Public
Health Law Research and American Public Health Association (APHA) (Groups), respectively;

Now, Therefore, be it resolved that I, the member of the Missouri House of Representatives of the One
Hundred First General Assembly in accompaniment with the City of Ferguson’s, Hon. Mayor Ella M.
Jones conjointly express our gratitude for the late and Honorable Cora Faith Walker’s diligence to dedicate her life in pursuing justice and liberty for all.

Hon. State Representative Michael A. Person (D-74) and the Hon. Mayor Ella M. Jones, City of Ferguson


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