Kurt Bahr

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Kurt Bahr
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 102
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma Wesleyan University
Master'sRegent University, 2008
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Personal
BirthdayJune 25, 1979
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
ProfessionOwner, Kurt Bahr Contracting
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kurt Bahr (b. June 26, 1979) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 102. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Bahr's political experience includes working as campaign coordinator for Representative Dwight Scharnhorst (R-93), Representative John Diehl (R-87) and House candidate Randy Jotte (R-91) as well as serving as an intern for U.S. Congressman Todd Akin (R-2).

Biography

Bahr earned his bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and master's degree in Public Policy from Regent University. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner. Bahr served in the United States Air Force.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bahr's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Life

  • Excerpt: "Kurt is 100% Pro-Life. Protecting the rights of the weak is one of the primary functions of government and Kurt is completely committed to defending the weakest and most defenseless minority in our society – unborn children."

Liberty

  • Excerpt: "Kurt Bahr will defend our liberties in the House as he defended our country in the military – staunching the flow of government dominance before we have little left that resembles the freedoms our Founders risked everything to build."

Prosperity

  • Excerpt: "As your representative, Kurt will work to reduce the burden of taxation on both individuals and businesses. He will support legislation to simplify regulations, encouraging the growth of small businesses that bring jobs and prosperity to our state."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities, Vice-chair
Elementary and Secondary Education
Small Business
Veterans

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

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. John Callahan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kurt Bahr defeated Michael Swyers in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bahr won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 102. Bahr ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated John Callahan (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 102, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Bahr Incumbent 62.7% 11,715
     Democratic John Callahan 37.3% 6,961
Total Votes 18,676

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Bahr won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Bahr (R) 10,474
Matt Simmons (D) 5,185

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bahr is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bahr raised a total of $92,729 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

Kurt Bahr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 102 Won $38,707
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 19 Won $54,022
Grand Total Raised $92,729

2012

Bahr won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bahr raised a total of $38,707.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kurt Bahr's campaign in 2012
Dynamic Fitness Magagement III, LLC$4,000
Ameren$1,350
Missouri Pork Producers Association$1,250
Bnsf Railway$1,000
Krause, Mary Ann$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$38,707
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Bahr was up for re-election, he collected $54,022 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Bahr, Kurt $3,843
Citizens for Timothy W Jones $2,000
Professional Environmental Engineers Inc $2,000
Dynamic Fitness Management III LLC $2,000

Personal

Bahr has been an Ambassador in the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a member of the Saint Charles County Christian Home Educators, Missouri Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, American Legion post #388, the St. Charles County Young Republicans, the St. Charles County Pachyderm Club, and the Lewis and Clark Pachyderm Club.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 102
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 19
2011-2013
Succeeded by
John Joseph Rizzo (D)