|Missouri House of Representatives, District 139|
|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)|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas|
|J.D.||University of Missouri, 2000|
|Birthday||December 18, 1970|
|Place of birth||Salem, Missouri|
Elmer earned his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Arkansas in 1994, and J.D. from University of Missouri in 2000.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Elmer served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
|• Professional Registration and Licensing, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Elmer served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice-chair|
|• Economic Development|
|• International Trade and Job Creation|
Elmer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Reducing regulations on businesses
- Excerpt: "I want government to step back and let businesses do what they do best to create jobs and services. I believe less regulation and interference will empower our Missouri businesses to thrive."
Ensuring that education occurs at the local level
- Excerpt: "I believe education is best accomplished at the local level by those who understand the needs and can teach children the shared values of the community."
Allowing farmers to produce food without excessive intervention
- Excerpt: "I want to see family farms grow strong and free from the attacks of special interest groups and government intervention."
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.
Elmer signed the pledge.
Elmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 139. Elmer defeated Clayton Jones in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Bob Rubino (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 139, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kevin Elmer Incumbent||71.1%||12,375|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 139 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Kevin Elmer Incumbent||63.5%||3,263|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 141 General Election (2010)|
|Kevin Elmer (R)||11,895|
|Bob Rubino (D)||3,595|
Comprehensive donor information for Elmer is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Elmer raised a total of $142,808 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Kevin Elmer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Missouri House of Representatives, District 139||$92,217|
|2010||Missouri House of Representatives, District 141||$50,591|
|Grand Total Raised||$142,808|
Elmer won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Elmer raised a total of $92,217.
|Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Elmer's campaign in 2012|
|Missouri Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Friends of Caleb Jones||$2,500|
|Missouri Healthcare Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$92,217|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Elmer was up for re-election, he collected $50,591 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|7Th Republican Congressional District Cmte||$3,500|
|Henry Williams PC||$1,500|
Elmer and his wife, Nancy, have three children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Twitter feed
- "kevinelmer," Official Campaign Website
- 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", "Elmer, Kevin", Accessed September 21, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
Shane Schoeller (R)
|Missouri House of Representatives District 139
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 141
| Succeeded by|
Tony Dugger (R)
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