Galen Higdon

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Galen Higdon
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 11
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayMay 30, 1954
ProfessionRetired
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Galen Wayne Higdon, Jr. (b. May 30, 1954) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Higdon's professional experience includes working as a deputy at the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Judiciary
Ways and Means, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Galen Higdon was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Higdon won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 11. Higdon 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

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

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

Missouri House of Representatives, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Galen Higdon (R) 6,942
Bill Caldwell (D) 3,908

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Higdon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Higdon raised a total of $77,554 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[5]

Galen Higdon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 11 Won $23,161
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 29 Won $54,393
Grand Total Raised $77,554

2012

Higdon won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Higdon raised a total of $23,161.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Galen Higdon's campaign in 2012
Bunner Trust, John G.$2,500
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals$1,500
Stevenson Family Pharmacy$1,000
Friends of Diehl$1,000
BNSF Railway$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$23,161
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Higdon was up for re-election, he collected $54,393 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Missouri $19,835
Stevenson, David $2,520
Citizens for Brad Lager $2,000
Schaaf for Senate $1,000

Personal

Higdon and his wife, Lou Anne, have three children.

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
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Missouri House of Representatives District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 29
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Noel Torpey (R)