Dwight Scharnhorst

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Dwight Scharnhorst
Dwight Scharnhorst.jpg
Missouri House of Representatives, District 98
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 11, 1947
Place of birthSaint Louis, Missouri
ProfessionOwner, Scharnhorst Photography
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dwight Scharnhorst (b. November 11, 1947) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 98. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in February 2006.

Biography

Scharnhorst attended Meramac Community College and Jefferson College. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Scharnhorst Photography, and as a retail manager from 1965 to 1980.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration and Accounts, Chair
Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job Creation
Elementary and Secondary Education
General Laws
Rules
Joint Committee on Corrections

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dwight Scharnhorst endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scharnhorst won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 98. Scharnhorst ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Scharnhorst won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dwight Scharnhorst ran for District 93 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Phil Bognar.[5]

Dwight Scharnhorst raised $52,382 for his campaign.[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 93
Candidates Votes Percent
Dwight Scharnhorst (R) 10,857 55.8%
Phil Bognar (D) 8,583 44.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scharnhorst is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Scharnhorst raised a total of $188,607 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Dwight Scharnhorst's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 98 Won $35,440
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 93 Won $39,890
2008 Missouri House of Representatives, District 93 Won $52,382
2006 Missouri House of Representatives, District 93 Won $60,895
Grand Total Raised $188,607

2012

Scharnhorst won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scharnhorst raised a total of $35,440.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dwight Scharnhorst's campaign in 2012
Reynolds American, Inc.$2,500
Luxottica Group$2,000
Missouri Bankers Association$2,000
Ameren$1,600
Major Brands$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$35,440
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Scharnhorst was up for re-election, he collected $39,890 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Tilley $2,500
Ameren $1,850
Missouri Bankers Association $1,650
MHM Services $1,500

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Dwight Scharnhorst's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $2,275
RKZ Management LLC $2,000
17th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,500
15th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,000
Major Brands $1,000

Personal

Scharnhorst has been a member of the Fenton Chamber of Commerce, Rockwood Schools Foundation Board, St. Louis County Elks, and the West Saint Louis County Lions Club.[1]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Missouri

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[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 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.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[12]
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
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Missouri House of Representatives District 98
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 93
2006-2013
Succeeded by
Bob Burns (D)