Jay Wasson

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Jay Wasson
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Missouri State Senate, District 20
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
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives
2003 - 2011
Education
High schoolNixa High School, 1974
Personal
BirthdayOctober 24, 1956
Place of birthSpringfield, Missouri
ProfessionReal Estate Developer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jay Wasson (b. October 24, 1956) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Wasson served as Mayor of the City of Nixa from 1997 to 2002.

Biography

Wasson attended Drury University. His professional experience includes working as a real estate developer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections, Chair
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Transportation and Infrastructure
Joint Committee on Corrections
Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
Missouri Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate 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 Jay Wasson was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Wasson won election to the Missouri State Senate, defeating Terry Traw.

Missouri State Senate, District 20 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Wasson (R) 60,614
Terry Traw (D) 17,175

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jay Wasson ran for District 141 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Ron Shawgo.[4]

Wasson raised $113,709 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 141
Candidates Votes Percent
Jay Wasson (R) 15,745 72.8%
Ron Shawgo (D) 5,890 27.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wasson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Wasson raised a total of $800,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Jay Wasson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $164,458
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 20 Won $313,135
2008 Missouri State House, District 141 Won $113,709
2006 Missouri State House, District 141 Won $93,165
2004 Missouri State House, District 141 Won $73,013
2002 Missouri State House, District 141 Won $42,697
Grand Total Raised $800,177
Wasson was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wasson raised a total of $164,458.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jay Wasson's campaign in 2012
Friends of Mike Cunningham 2012$25,000
Missouri Hospital Association$10,000
Right Choice Managed Care$7,000
Ameren$5,000
Missouri Automobile Dealers Association$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$164,458
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wasson was up for election to Senate District 20, he collected $313,135 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Mike Cunningham $12,500
Rightchoice Managed Care $10,000
Missouri Automobile Dealers Association $7,800
Missouri Independent Bankers Association $7,500

2008

In 2008, a year in which Wasson was up for re-election to House District 141, he collected $113,709 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $3,900
Missouri Dental Association $2,700
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $2,150
Midwest Radiological Associates P C $2,000

2006

In 2006, a year in which Wasson was up for re-election to House District 141, he collected $93,165 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $3,850
7th Republican Congressional District Cmte $3,200
Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association $1,300
129th Republican Legislative District Cmte $1,200

2004

In 2004, a year in which Wasson was up for re-election to House District 141, he collected $73,013 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
7th Republican Congressional District Cmte $9,085
Missouri Bankers Association $1,500
Home Builders Association of Missouri $650
Witherspoon Collins Quinn $600

2002

In 2002, a year in which Wasson was up for election to House District 141, he collected $42,697 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
7th Republican Congressional District Cmte $4,388
Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry $600
Missouri Association of Realtors $600
Huff, James E $600

Personal

Wasson has been a member of the Community Foundation Board, Ozark Branch Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Nixa Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[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 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.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
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
Dan Clemens
Missouri State Senate District 20
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 141
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Kevin Elmer