|Missouri House of Representatives, District 97|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Birthday||April 6, 1965|
|Place of birth||Columbus, Mississippi|
McCaherty is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Home Bible Institute. His professional experience includes sales, management, and service industries. McCaherty served in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1989.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McCaherty served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Crime Prevention and Public Safety|
|• General Laws|
|• International Trade, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCaherty served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Downsizing State Government|
|• General Laws|
|• International Trade and Job Creation, Vice-chair|
|• Tax Reform|
No New Taxes Pledge
A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.
McCaherty signed the pledge.
Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will consist of a primary election 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. However, filing in District 27 was extended to March 28, 2014, due to a withdrawal.
McCaherty won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 97. McCaherty ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Sam Komo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John McCaherty Incumbent||51.9%||7,814|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 90 General Election (2010)|
|John McCaherty (R)||4,980|
|Sam Komo (D)||4,727|
|Charles Smith (I)||438|
Comprehensive donor information for McCaherty is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McCaherty raised a total of $142,854 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|John McCaherty's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Missouri House of Representatives, District 97||$102,239|
|2010||Missouri House of Representatives, District 90||$40,615|
|Grand Total Raised||$142,854|
2012McCaherty won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McCaherty raised a total of $102,239.
|Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John McCaherty's campaign in 2012|
|House Republican Campaign Committee of Missouri||$38,354|
|Citizens for Gary Cross||$2,860|
|Laborers Local 110||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$102,239|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which McCaherty was up for re-election, he collected $40,615 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|House Republican Campaign Cmte of Missouri||$12,488|
|Mccaherty, John C||$950|
|Citizens for Diehl||$650|
McCaherty and his wife, Chris, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Americans for Tax Reform, "2011 State Legislative Signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge," Accessed November 26, 2013
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- "Follow the Money," "McCaherty, John," Accessed September 20, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
Gary Fuhr (R)
|Missouri House of Representatives District 97
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 90
| Succeeded by|
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