David Pearce

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David Pearce
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Missouri State Senate, District 21
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives
2003 - 2009
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri, 1984
Personal
BirthdayMarch 30, 1960
Place of birthWarrensburg, Missouri
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Pearce (b. March 30, 1960) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Pearce served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.

Biography

Pearce earned his B.S. in Agri-Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1984. His professional experience includes working as Director of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce from 1988 to 1994, and as a banker at First Community Bank.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pearce served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Appropriations
Education, Chair
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pearce served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pearce served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

David Pearce endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Pearce won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 21. Pearce defeated Mike McGhee in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated ElGene Ver Dught (D) and Steven Hedrick (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Pearce Incumbent 65.1% 47,490
     Democratic ElGene Ver Dught 30.3% 22,073
     Libertarian Steven Hedrick 4.6% 3,351
Total Votes 72,914
Missouri State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Pearce Incumbent 65.2% 12,452
Mike McGhee 34.8% 6,653
Total Votes 19,105

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pearce won election to the 31st District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Chris Benjamin (D).[4]

Missouri State Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Pearce (R) 49,059 57.2%
Chris Benjamin (D) 36,658 42.8%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Pearce won re-election to the 121st District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating opponents Jeffrey Alvarado (D) and Bill Wayne (L).[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 121 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Pearce (R) 6,405 67.0%
Jeffrey Alvarado (D) 2,708 28.3%
Bill Wayne (L) 448 4.7%

2004

On November 2, 2004, Pearce won re-election to the 121st District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Bryce Holthourse (L).[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 121 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Pearce (R) 10,112 85.7%
Bryce Holthouse (L) 1,685 14.3%

2002

On November 5, 2002, Pearce won election to the 121st District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Jim Jackson (D).[7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 121 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Pearce (R) 4,984 60.2%
Jim Jackson (D) 3,301 39.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pearce is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Pearce raised a total of $1,085,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[8]

David Pearce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 21 Won $475,315
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $6,443
2008 Missouri State Senate, District 31 Won $493,329
2006 Missouri State House, District 121 Won $36,983
2004 Missouri State House, District 121 Won $29,929
2002 Missouri State House, District 121 Won $43,041
Grand Total Raised $1,085,040

2012

Pearce won re-election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pearce raised a total of $475,315.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Pearce's campaign in 2012
Missouri Republican State Senate Campaign Committee$31,100
Missouri Association of Realtors$23,601
Missouri Bankers Association$17,000
Dempsey for Senate$15,525
Missouri State Teachers Association$12,500
Total Raised in 2012$475,315
Source:Follow the Money


2008

In 2008, a year in which Pearce was up for election to Senate District 61, he collected $493,329 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
David Pearce $51,844
Missouri Senate Republicans $27,500
Citizens for Shields $26,825
34th Republican Senatorial District Committee $12,425

2006

In 2006, a year in which Pearce was up for re-election to House District 121, he collected $36,983 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $4,550
Republican Central Cmte of St Louis County $1,250
Missouri Optometric Association $650
Missouri Association of Realtors $650

2004

In 2004, a year in which Pearce was up for re-election to House District 121, he collected $29,929 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $146,180
90Th Democratic Legislative District Cmte $120,735
Missouri Bankers Association $112,625
Missouri Association of Realtors $78,350

2002

In 2002, a year in which Pearce was up for election to House District 121, he collected $43,041 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Republican Party $141,133
Page, Sam $130,975
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $114,500
Missouri Bankers Association $108,275

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "liberty issues that deal with the size, scope, and proper role of government."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed priority issues by the MCCI.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical environmental issues" by SC MO.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

2013

In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Stouffer (R)
Missouri State Senate District 21
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Missouri State Senate District 31
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Ed Emery (R)