|Missouri House of Representatives, District 96|
|2009 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Birthday||March 27, 1960|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Profession||Owner, Gateway Advisors, LLC|
Leara attended St. Louis University and Saint Louis Community College. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Gateway Advisors; for Stifel, Nicolaus and Company; for Merrill Lynch; and in construction.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leara served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Retirement, Chair|
|• Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leara served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development|
|• Retirement, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leara served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Real ID and Personal Privacy|
|• Appropriations - Transportation and Economic Development|
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.
Leara signed the pledge.
Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will consist of a primary election 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.
Leara won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 96. Leara ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Leara won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 95 General Election (2010)|
|Mike Leara (R)||9,870|
|Alice Sgroi (D)||5,385|
|Steve Newton (C)||427|
Leara raised $30,419 for his campaign.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 95|
|Mike Leara (R)||11,882||59.9%|
|Alice Geary Sgroi (D)||7,944||40.1%|
Comprehensive donor information for Leara is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Leara raised a total of $114,879 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Mike Leara's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Missouri House of Representatives, District 96||$47,300|
|2010||Missouri House of Representatives, District 95||$37,160|
|2008||Missouri House of Representatives, District 95||$30,419|
|Grand Total Raised||$114,879|
2012Leara won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leara raised a total of $47,300.
|Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Leara's campaign in 2012|
|Chamber of Commerce||$3,000|
|Supporters of Health Research & Treatments||$2,750|
|Missouri Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Missouri Healthcare Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$47,300|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Leara was up for re-election, he collected $37,160 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce||$1,500|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike Leara's 2008 campaign.
|Republican Central CMTE of St Louis County||$1,625|
|85th Republican Legislative District CMTE||$1,625|
|1st Republican Senatorial District CMTE||$1,625|
|3rd Republican Congressional District CMTE||$1,625|
|106th Republican Legislative District CMTE||$1,450|
Leara is married with four children. He has been a member of the Chestwood Chamber of Commerce and the Fenton Chamber of Commerce.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- 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
- Missouri House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Leara's 2008 campaign contributions
- "Follow the Money," "Leara, Mike," accessed September 20, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Leara
Scott Sifton (R)
|Missouri House of Representatives District 96
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 95
| Succeeded by|
Marsha Haefner (R)
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