Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionChief of Police, City of Smithville
ReligionCentral Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Wilson is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Wilson's professional experience includes working as the Chief of Police for the City of Smithville, interim city administrator for the City of Smithville, part-time instructor at Missouri Western Regional Law Enforcement Academy, and commander of the Detention Division at Platte County Sheriff's Department.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Wilson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Evangelical Christian

  • Excerpt: "I am first a Christian and second a pastor of the Christian faith. All Christians are called to share the good news, and there is no better news than that of Jesus Christ, we are to preach Gods Word and to live by example."

The Sanctity of Human Life

  • Excerpt: "Human life begins at conception, a miracle of God, and is to be celebrated and protected. We must not misunderstand that this is first and always a biblical issue."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "I support the right to bear arms as well as conceal and carry for all law abiding citizens who wish to protect themselves and those they love."

Marriage

  • Excerpt: "The Bible teaches that marriage is to be a permanent relationship of one man and one woman freely and totally committed to each other as companions for life. One man + one woman = one flesh."

Limited Government

  • Excerpt: "The declaration of Independence spoke of unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We should not misunderstand that government is not responsible to provide life, liberty, and happiness; it is to promote these ideals and keep us safe."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Public Safety and Corrections
Crime Prevention and Public Safety

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held 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. Sandy Van Wagner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kenneth Wilson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wilson defeated Wagner in the general election.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Wilson Incumbent 65.7% 6,743
     Democratic Sandy Van Wagner 34.3% 3,515
Total Votes 10,258

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilson won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 12. Wilson defeated Josh Hurlbert in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Wilson 51% 1,822
Josh Hurlbert 49% 1,749
Total Votes 3,571

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilson raised a total of $40,621 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[7]

Ken Wilson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 12 Won $40,621
Grand Total Raised $40,621

2012

Wilson won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilson raised a total of $40,621.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Wilson's campaign in 2012
Elliot, John$3,000
Wilson, Melissa$2,021
Mullins, Timothy$2,000
Friends of Diehl$1,000
Missouri Bankers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,621
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Wilson and his wife, Melissa, have two children; Rebecca and Michael.[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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Missouri House of Representatives District 12
2013–present
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