John Wright (Missouri)

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John Wright
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 47
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Campaign website
John Wright is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Appropriations - Education
Downsizing State Government
Higher Education



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 John Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chuck Basye defeated Betsy Phillips in the Republican primary.[1][2]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wright ran in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 47. Wright defeated Nancy Copenhaver in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Mitch Richards (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wright 51.7% 8,138
     Republican Mitch Richards 48.3% 7,589
Total Votes 15,727
Missouri House of Representatives, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn A. Wright 64.1% 1,305
Nancy Copenhaver 35.9% 732
Total Votes 2,037

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wright is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wright raised a total of $461,647 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

John A. Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 47 Won $461,647
Grand Total Raised $461,647


Wright won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $461,647.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John A. Wright's campaign in 2012
Wright, John$226,040
Rollins Capital Management$75,230
Riddick, John$19,370
McGuire, Richard$13,618
Ferguson, Evette$10,001
Total Raised in 2012$461,647
Source:Follow the Money

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