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Deb Lavender

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Deb Lavender
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 90
In office
January 7, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 two-year terms
Office website
Campaign website
Deb Lavender is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 90. She was first elected to the chamber in 2015.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Lavender served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture Policy
Fiscal Review
Small Business


Campaign themes


Lavender's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Business Owner Committed to Your Values

  • Excerpt: "Deb continues to study best practices for correcting our broken healthcare system."

Rewarding Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "Deb will work for tax credits for businesses that create jobs here in Missouri but end tax credits for businesses that ship our jobs out of state or overseas."

Reducing the Size of Government

  • Excerpt: "Deb will introduce legislation to decrease the size of the State House by 25%. This will save Missourians millions of dollars in salaries, overhead and pensions!"

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "As a State Representative, Deb will work to improve small business policies in Missouri."

Ensuring Affordable Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Deb believes that she and other small business owners should have access to an insurance exchange to purchase health insurance for their employees at a group rate."



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Deb Lavender was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gina Jaksetic was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lavender faced Jaksetic in the general election.[2][3] Lavender defeated Jaksetic in the general election.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives District 90, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Lavender 51.5% 7,597
     Republican Gina Jaksetic 48.5% 7,153
Total Votes 14,750


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lavender ran in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 90. Lavender ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by District 94 incumbent Rick Stream (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 90, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Stream Incumbent 50.6% 11,438
     Democratic Deb Lavender 49.4% 11,172
Total Votes 22,610


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lavender was defeated by incumbent Rick Stream in the November 2 general election.

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