Lincoln Hough

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Lincoln Hough
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 135
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
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)
ProfessionCattle Rancher
Office website
Campaign website
Lincoln Hough is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 135. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hough's professional experience includes working as a cattle rancher.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice-chair
Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job Creation, Vice-chair
Transportation, Vice-chair


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


Campaign themes


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

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative, Lincoln encourages responsible stewardship of state finances and works for a balanced state budget without placing undue tax burdens on the business community."


  • Excerpt: "Missouri’s future and economy is directly linked to the educational achievement of our workforce. Lincoln believes in continued investment in all levels of public education."

Strong Leadership for Springfield

  • Excerpt: "Lincoln currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of an Appropriations Committee, as well as on the Budget, Economic Development, Transportation and Urban Agriculture Committees."


  • Excerpt: "Lincoln strives to protect the interests of those involved in agriculture and work with agricultural groups to ensure we maintain a safe and abundant food supply."


  • Excerpt: "Lincoln believes we each have a personal responsibility to manage our resources so they will be available for future generations. He supports initiatives that protect the environment without hindering economic growth in our area."



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. Angie Filbeck was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Lincoln Hough was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hough won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 135. Hough ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Casey Clark (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 135, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLincoln Hough Incumbent 55% 8,932
     Democratic Casey Clark 45% 7,310
Total Votes 16,242


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hough won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Hough's opponent in the August 3 primary was Bob Cirtin.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 140 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lincoln Hough (R) 9,030
Dan Boyts (D) 3,313
Teddy Fleck (L) 433

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hough is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hough raised a total of $265,059 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Lincoln Hough's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 135 Won $194,869
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 140 Won $70,190
Grand Total Raised $265,059


Hough won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hough raised a total of $194,869.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lincoln Hough's campaign in 2012
Friends of Tilley$8,500
Lewis & Clark Council Ozarks Mountain Forum$7,500
Group MVT LLC$5,000
People for Solon$4,000
Missouri Limestone Producers Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$194,869
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Hough was up for re-election, he collected $70,190 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Pinegar, Ed $4,000
7Th Republican Congressional District Cmte $3,500
Positronic Industries $3,000
Gardner, Mark E $2,500


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In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[8]


In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 135
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 140
Succeeded by
Lynn Morris (R)