I’m Monica Bristow.
Born and raised in the Riverbend area, I attended Alton High School and have been an active member in my community since then. My husband, Melvin and I, are proud parents of two boys, Nick and Dan Bristow. Dan is married to Caitlin, and they have one child.
Prior to running for State Representative, I was the president of the Riverbend Growth Association for more than 15 years, and prior to that was an employee of the Olin Corporation for 22 years.
My career in government relations began when working in public affairs at Olin. When I left Olin for my role at the Growth Association, I continued keeping up to date on legislation that would affect our membership (adversely or positively).
My role in both labor and business has shaped my political views and I consider myself to be a conservative democrat.
Join me in standing up for US Steel!
While we are hearing a lot about bringing back local jobs, I want you to know that I’m fighting back against unfair trade deals that have taken jobs from the Metro East and sent them to foreign countries like Mexico, China and India. If you agree that we need to crack down on foreign outsourcers and urge the purchase of American-made steel, sign my petition here: