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Jason Chipman
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 120
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 two-year terms
Education
Associate'sEast Central College
Bachelor'sDrury University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
ProfessionInventory Manager, Brewer Science
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason Chipman is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 120. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2015
Elections
Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development
Corrections
Conservation and Natural Resources

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Chipman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Property Rights

Property rights, including mineral rights, should be protected like any other right. A property owner should be able to utilize their property in any manner they see fit as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others. Eminent domain is a tactic that should only be used in the most dire of circumstances and never for private development. When that happens, the government is, in effect, choosing winners and losers instead of protecting its citizens.

Education
Education is one of the most important factors that will determine the future of our state and our nation. Schools and teachers must have the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the students. A one-size-fits-all approach in every facet of education does not work. Because of the changing economy, access to quality, affordable higher education has become more important than ever. Students should be able to work their way through college without leaving with a huge pile of debt. Helping them achieve this goal helps us all by allowing them to participate in the economy instead of paying off student loans.

Economy​
The biggest contributor to Missouri’s economy is agriculture. As such, we must defend our right to farm against the harmful and needless regulations being imposed from Washington D.C. Because of the dysfunction in our federal government, regulations are being put in place that will cost us jobs. Therefore, we need to diversify and grow our economy as much as possible to be able to weather the storm coming from the feds. Missouri must be a place that is easy to start, grow, and maintain all types of businesses. We need to be able to give businesses with good paying jobs in other states reasons to relocate here. A business friendly environment must include a competitive tax structure, quality infrastructure, and a skilled and educated workforce.

Health Care
As we have seen recently, government run health care leaves much to be desired. Without competition, there is no incentive to deliver high-quality service. We only need to look to the north to see what happens to costs and quality when the government is the sole provider of health care. Long waits, sub-par quality, and high costs permeate the government run system. At the same time, it should be easier to see the costs associated with services from different providers in the same network. We should be able to see what knee replacement surgery costs in St. Louis compared to Rolla. If we can see what a new car costs at every dealership in the nation, shouldn’t we be able to see how much a procedure is going to cost at different hospitals in the same state?

Second Amendment
The right to bear arms is a liberty defined and protected by the Bill of Rights. Any action against law-abiding citizens to restrict this liberty is an act of tyranny. The possession and use of firearms for defensive and sporting purposes has been a part of our heritage for as long as they have been around. Because the criminals will always find a way to acquire deadly weapons, we must be able to protect ourselves against them.

Pro-Life
All life is precious and should be protected. I have never understood the mentality of some who say that capital punishment of a convicted murderer is cruel and unusual, but the murder of an unborn child is acceptable. Tragic ideology such as this has led to the demoralization and desensitization of our society.​[1][2]

Elections

2014

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. Zechariah Hockersmith defeated Robert Mesger in the Democratic primary. Jason Chipman defeated Shawn Sisco in the Republican primary. Hockersmith faced Chipman in the general election.[3][4]

In a special election held concurrently with the primary, Sisco defeated Hockersmith to serve the remainder of the term vacated by Jason Smith (R).[5]

In the general election, Chipman defeated Hockersmith.[6]

Missouri House of Representatives District 120, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Chipman 74.6% 6,711
     Democratic Zechariah Hockersmith 25.4% 2,279
Total Votes 8,990

Missouri House of Representatives, District 120 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngZechariah Hockersmith 53.4% 547
Robert Mesger 46.6% 478
Total Votes 1,025
Missouri House of Representatives, District 120 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Chipman 51.5% 2,402
Shawn Sisco 48.5% 2,263
Total Votes 4,665
Missouri House of Representatives, District 120, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Sisco 71.3% 4,053
     Democratic Zechariah Hockersmith 28.7% 1,632
Total Votes 5,685

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