Mike Cunningham

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Mike Cunningham
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Missouri State Senate, District 33
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House Of Representatives, District 145
2003 - 2011
Office website
Mike Cunningham (b. January 8, 1947) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Cunningham served in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 145 from 2003 to 2011.


Cunningham attended Jacksonville University and earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Truman State University. His professional experience includes working for Coca-Cola, as a livestock farmer, and as Owner/Manager of Cunningham’s Fresh Foods. Cunningham served as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections, Vice-chair
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Veterans' Affairs and Health




See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Cunningham won election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 33. Cunningham defeated Don Wells and Ward Franz in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri State Senate, District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Cunningham 37.1% 11,874
Ward Franz 33% 10,551
Don Wells 29.9% 9,564
Total Votes 31,989


On November 4, 2008, Cunningham ran unopposed for District 145 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[4]

Cunningham raised $33,475 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 145
Candidates Votes Percent
Mike Cunningham (R) 15,844 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cunningham is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cunningham raised a total of $538,976 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Mike Cunningham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 33 Won $415,058
2008 Missouri State House, District 145 Won $33,475
2006 Missouri State House, District 145 Won $44,190
2004 Missouri State House, District 145 Won $18,648
2002 Missouri State House, District 145 Won $27,605
Grand Total Raised $538,976


Cunningham won election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cunningham raised a total of $415,058.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Cunningham's campaign in 2012
Cunningham, Charles$50,000
Cunningham, Mike$45,000
Wasson, Jay$25,000
Richard, Ron$20,000
Missouri Bankers Association$11,000
Total Raised in 2012$415,058
Source:Follow the Money


Listed below are the three largest contributors to Cunningham's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $4,875
MIBA PAC $4,000
WALDO General $2,500


Cunningham has been a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, First Baptist Church, Marshfield Chamber of Commerce, Marshfield Development League, Marshfield Farm Bureau, Marshfield Industrial Authority, Marshfield Public School Foundation, and the Missouri Foxtrotter Horse Association.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Purgason (R)
Missouri State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri State House District 145
Succeeded by
Lyndall Fraker (R)