Mike Parson

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Mike Parson
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Missouri State Senate, District 28
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 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
2005-2011
Education
High schoolWheatland High School, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1955
Place of birthClinton, Missouri
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Parson (b. September 17, 1955) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He served as Majority Caucus Whip in his first term.

Parson has served as Sheriff of Polk County.

Biography

Parson attended the University of Hawaii and University of Maryland. He served in the United States Army.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Appropriations
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, Chair
Small Business, Insurance and Industry, Vice-chair
Ways and Means
Joint Committee on Legislative Research

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parson served on the following committees:

Issues

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.

Parson signed the pledge.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Parson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held 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. Incumbent Mike Parson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[4][5]

2010

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Parson won election to the Missouri State Senate.

Missouri State Senate, District 28 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Parson (R) 47,380
Bennie Hatfield (C) 9,213

2008

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Parson ran unopposed for District 133 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[6]

Parson raised $100,345 for his campaign.[7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 133
Candidates Votes Percent
Mike Parson (R) 14,325 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Parson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Parson raised a total of $1,354,510 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[8]

Mike Parson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $637,247
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 28 Won $524,264
2008 Missouri State House, District 133 Won $100,345
2006 Missouri State House, District 133 Won $51,075
2004 Missouri State House, District 133 Won $41,579
Grand Total Raised $1,354,510

2012

Parson was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Parson raised a total of $637,247.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Parson's campaign in 2012
Lucas Cattle Co.$50,000
Missouri Soybean Association$25,000
Missouri Club for Growth$25,000
Sinquefield, Rex A.$25,000
Rightchoice Managed Care$17,000
Total Raised in 2012$637,247
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Parson was up for election to Senate District 28, he collected $524,264 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Parson For State Representative $98,866
Sinquefield, Rex A & Jeanne C $25,000
Leadership for Tomorrow $21,181
Friends of Tilley $11,000

2008

In 2008, a year in which Parson was up for re-election to House District 133, he collected $100,345 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Union Pacific Railroad $4,325
Missouri Bankers Association $4,225
BNSF Railway $2,825
ALTRIA $2,325

2006

In 2006, a year in which Parson was up for re-election to House District 133, he collected $51,075 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $3,550
Ameristar Casinos $1,875
Missouri County Collectors Association $650
Missouri Insurance Coalition $650

2004

In 2004, a year in which Parson was up for election to House District 133, he collected $41,579 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Parson, Mike & Teresa $6,000
7Th Republican Congressional District Cmte $3,025
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $1,200
Empire District Electric Co $600

Personal

Parson is a member of the American Legion, Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Board, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, National Sheriffs Association, Missouri Sheriffs Missouri Association of Counties for Budget Procedure, and Optimist Club.[1]

Scorecards

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "liberty issues that deal with the size, scope, and proper role of government."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed priority issues by the MCCI.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical environmental issues" by SC MO.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

2013

In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Delbert Scott
Missouri State Senate District 28
2011–present
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Missouri State House District 133
2005–2011
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