Eric Schmitt

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Eric Schmitt
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Missouri State Senate, District 15
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 four-year terms
Prior offices
Alderman, City of Glendale
2005 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sTruman State University
J.D.Saint Louis University
Personal
Place of birthSaint Louis County, Missouri
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eric Schmitt is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Schmitt served as a Glendale city alderman.

Biography

Schmitt earned his B.A. from Truman State University and J.D. from Saint Louis University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Gubernatorial Appointments
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government, Chair
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Veterans' Affairs and Health
Ways and Means
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise
Joint Committee on MO Health Net

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Schmitt won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 15. Schmitt ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Schmitt won election to the 15th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating James Trout (D).[3]

Missouri State Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Schmitt (R) 51,366 54.7%
James Trout (D) 42,469 45.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schmitt is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schmitt raised a total of $1,564,264 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Eric Schmitt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 15 Won $583,751
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $402,141
2008 Missouri State Senate, District 15a Won $578,372
Grand Total Raised $1,564,264

2012

Schmitt won re-election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmitt raised a total of $583,751.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Schmitt's campaign in 2012
Stone Leyton & Gershman$20,000
Express Scripts$18,500
Anheuser-Busch$15,120
RightChoice Managed Care$15,000
Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$583,751
Source:Follow the Money


2008

In 2008, a year in which Schmitt was up for election to Senate District 15, he collected $578,372 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Senate Republicans $117,200
Dempsey for Senate $14,000
Elect Nodler Cmte $12,650
Goodman for Senate $12,150

Personal

Schmitt and his wife, Jamie, have two children.

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.[6]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[7]
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.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[9]
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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Missouri State Senate District 15
2009–present
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