Dennis Fowler

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Dennis Fowler
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 151
Former member
In office
January 7, 2013 - December 2013
Term ends
January 5, 2015
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
CandidateVerification
Dennis Fowler is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 151 in 2013. Fowler resigned in December 2013 after being appointed to the state parole board.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development
Corrections
Emerging Issues in Agriculture
Tourism and Natural Resources

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fowler won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 151. Fowler defeated Bob Thrower in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Ryan Wm. Holder (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 151, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Fowler 65.7% 9,958
     Democratic Ryan Holder 34.3% 5,198
Total Votes 15,156
Missouri House of Representatives, District 151 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Fowler 50.1% 1,921
Bob Thrower 49.9% 1,913
Total Votes 3,834

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fowler is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fowler raised a total of $19,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Dennis Fowler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 151 Won $19,482
Grand Total Raised $19,482
Fowler won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fowler raised a total of $19,482.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Fowler's campaign in 2012
Fowler, Dennis$4,687
Corse, Wayne$1,000
Bell, Kenny$1,000
Missouri State Teachers Association$1,000
Missouri Bankers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,482
Source:Follow the Money

Controversies

Parole board appointment

Fowler was appointed to the state parole board by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on December 13, 2013, causing him to resign his seat in the state house. While Fowler has taken his new position, as of January 10, 2014, the appointment is still subject to the confirmation of the Gubernatorial Appointments Committee of the Missouri State Senate. Republicans in the Senate have vowed to block Fowler because of his vote against a decrease in the state income tax. Committee member Brad Lager (R) commented that the appointment appeared to be a "political payoff."[5][6]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[8]
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.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[10]
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
Ward Franz (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 151
2013
Succeeded by
TBA