|Missouri House of Representatives, District 157|
|April 23, 2013 - present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||April 2, 2013|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Moon earned his B.S. in Secondary Education from Southwest Missouri State University. His professional experience includes working on a farm and at a large hospital organization.
After being sworn in during the 2013 legislative session, Moon served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Elementary and Secondary Education|
On his website, Moon highlighted the following campaign themes
- On his website, Moon says, "Current military funding is 4% of GDP. During the Cold War military funding was nearly 6% GDP. We, as a Nation must be willing to provide as much money as our military requires to adequately protect the States and to win the wars engaged in. The U.S. military must be the strongest, best trained, and the most well-paid in the world."
- On his website, Moon says, "The United States should not be dependent upon other nations for energy fuels. Exploration and drilling for oil, mining for coal, and harvesting natural gas should proceed "full speed ahead." Wind and solar energy sources are renewable but they are not reliable. Nuclear energy appears to be the most likely source to provide our Nation's long-term energy needs. Although initially extremely expensive, nuclear energy may prove to be the cheapest, safest, and most abundant fuel source."
- Global Warming
- On his website, Moon says, We must all be good stewards of what God has created. God gave mankind dominion over the earth – not the other way around. I do not believe that global warming exists - if it does, we are definitely experiencing global cooling during the winter months. I also oppose a cap on carbon green house emissions."
- Government Welfare
- On his website, Moon says, "Americans must never turn a deaf ear to someone who has a true need, however, a shift in the method of delivery of those essentials is needed. Local communities have the potential ability to meet the needs of those requiring assistance (without the many levels of bureaucracy impedes the progress and breeding of corruption). When the responsibility of providing welfare to persons who have true needs is returned to churches, companies, and individuals, a more direct oversight and management of welfare programs can be realized."
- On his website, Moon says, "The health care law recently passed will punish individuals and companies by levying fines for non-participation. I find it odd that if/when passed the taxes to fund the plan will begin immediately; however, the actual healthcare plan will not be implemented for about four years. Tort reform is another must. When a patient is injured as a result of malpractice they should receive just compensation, not a windfall judgment. The latter will either bankrupt the system or, as it is doing now, perpetuate the increase in costs."
- State Sovereignty
- On his website, Moon says, "I for one want LESS Washington, D.C. in my life! We do not need the permission of the Federal government to take action as a sovereign state. Let's send a message to our State Legislators to take advantage of our sovereignty - whether the Federal government likes it or not. The Constitution has already guaranteed it!"
- On his website, Moon says, "Abortion is wrong! Even when the mother’s life is in danger, every effort to save the lives of both the mother and the unborn child should be employed."
Article of impeachment
In early February 2014, Moon said he planned to file an article of impeachment against Gov. Jay Nixon (D). In the last week of January 2014, Nixon set election dates in August for three vacant state house seats, one of which had not been filled since June 2013. State law says that the governor "shall, without delay, issue a writ of election" to fill vacant seats in the legislature. Moon said he would like Nixon to be asked the reason for a delay and whether he was working within constitutional boundaries. On February 13, Moon filed the article, HR 476. Moon's filing follows two articles by fellow Rep. Nick Marshall (R) regarding Nixon's executive order requiring the Missouri Department of Revenue to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples married outside of the state, which banned same-sex marriage by a constitutional amendment in 2004.
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. Vince Jennings was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Moon defeated Julie Ruzicka in the Republican primary.
Moon won election in a special election for Missouri House of Representatives District 157. The seat was vacant following Don Ruzicka's (R) resignation after he was appointed to the Board of Probation and Parole by Gov. Jay Nixon. Moon defeated by Charles Dake (D) in the special election to fill the vacancy on April 2.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 157, Special Election, 2013|
|Missouri's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
Moon is married with five children.
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- themissouritimes.com, "Mike Moon sworn in, solidifying GOP super-majority," April 24, 2013
- Mike Moon for Congress, "Bio" April 6, 2012
- Mike Moon for Congress, "Issues" April 25, 2012
- Springfield News-Leader, "State representative wants to see Nixon impeached," February 5, 2014. Accessed February 6, 2014
- Missourinet, "Another article of impeachment filed against Governor Nixon," February 13, 2014. Accessed February 13, 2014
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Second Republican lawmakers files to impeach Missouri governor," February 13, 2013. Accessed February 13, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Primary Election - August 5, 2014," accessed August 6, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List - Primary Election," accessed July 24, 2014
- CBS St. Louis, "Nixon Sets Elections for Vacant Mo. House Seats," January 17, 2013
- KTTS, "Candidates Named In Special House Election," February 6, 2013
- ozarksfirst.com, "Republican Mike Moon Wins Special Election in Lawrence County," April 2, 2013
- enr.sos.mo.gov, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013
- AP Results, "U.S. House in Missouri Results" Accessed August 7, 2012
- Mike Moon for Congress, "Bio" April 6, 2012
Don Ruzicka (R)
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