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Jay Swearingen

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Jay Swearingen
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 18
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sTexas State University
Master'sUniversity of North Texas
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service12
Personal
BirthdayOctober 21, 1966
Place of birthFort Smith, Arkansas
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jay Swearingen (b. October 21, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Swearingen dropped out of the 2014 race for state auditor of Missouri after being unable to gather enough support or fundraising for his campaign. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1][2]

Biography

Swearingen earned his B.A. in Journalism from Texas State University and M.S. in Public Administration from the University of North Texas.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development
Financial Institutions
Professional Registration and Licensing
Joint Committee on Tax Policy

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Swearingen dropped out of the 2014 race for state auditor of Missouri on January 15, 2014, after being unable to gather enough support or fundraising for his campaign.[1][2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swearingen won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 18. Swearingen ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic 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, Swearingen won election to the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Matthew Thompson.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Swearingen (D) 4,669
Matthew Thompson (R) 4,437

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swearingen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Swearingen raised a total of $66,598 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Jay Swearingen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 18 Won $31,610
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 31 Won $34,988
Grand Total Raised $66,598

2012

Swearingen won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swearingen raised a total of $31,610.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jay Swearingen's campaign in 2012
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists$1,300
Electrical Workers Local 53$1,250
Missouri Hospital Association$1,000
Nutter Sr., James B.$1,000
Anheuser-Busch$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,610
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Swearingen was up for re-election, he collected $34,988 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity $3,000
Cmte to Elect Trent Skaggs $1,500
Cmte to Elect Bill Skaggs $1,000
Bainum, Mike $1,000

Personal

Swearingen and his wife, Valerie, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 31
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Sheila Solon (R)