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Joseph Keaveny

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Joseph Keaveny
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Missouri State Senate, District 4
In office
November 2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Master'sSaint Louis University
J.D.Saint Louis University
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
ProfessionManager, US Bank
Office website
Joseph Keaveny is a Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election held on November 3, 2009. In the 2013 session, Keaveny serves as Minority Caucus Chair.


He earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and master's degree in Finance and J.D. from St. Louis University.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Seniors, Families and Pensions
Joint Committee on Child Abuse
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement


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


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



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Keaveny won re-election to the Missouri State Senate. He faced James Long in the primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[1]

Missouri State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Keaveny (D) 35,663
Nick Gartelos (I) 6,512


On November 3, 2009, Keaveny won a special election for the 4th District seat in the Missouri State Senate. He was unopposed. The special election was held to fill the remained of the unexpired term of Jeff Smith, who resigned on August 25, 2009.[2]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Keavenyy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Keavenyy raised a total of $269,256 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[3]

Joseph Keaveny's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 4 Won $57,132
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 4 Won $212,124
Grand Total Raised $269,256


Keaveny was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Keaveny raised a total of $57,132.


In 2010, a year in which Keaveny was up for re-election to Senate District 4, he collected $212,124 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Progress for the Saint Louis Region $30,000
Sinquefield, Rex A & Jeanne C $5,001
Edwards, Joe $4,800
Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council $4,250


Keaveny and his wife, Karen, have four children. He has been a member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health, Healthcare Stabilization Fund Feasibility Board, Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee, and the Skinker-DeBaliviere Community Council.

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Missouri State Senate District 4
November 2009–present
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