Missouri House of Representatives District 120

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Missouri House of Representatives District 120
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Current incumbentShawn Sisco (R)
Population35,276
Race96.6% White, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.8% Black, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Other, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity98.5% Not Hispanic, 1.5% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Missouri's one hundred and twentieth state house district is currently held by Republican Representative Shawn Sisco.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 35,276 civilians reside within Missouri's one hundred and twentieth state house district.[1] Missouri state representatives represent an average of 36,742 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 34,326 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Missouri legislators assume office the first day of the legislative session.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Missouri House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[5]

  • At least 24 years of age
  • Qualified Missouri voter for two years before election
  • Resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for 1 year before election
  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
  • is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • In addition to any other penalties provided by law, no person may file for any office in a subsequent election until he or the treasurer of his existing candidate committee has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for all prior elections.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Missouri House of Representatives are paid $35,915/year. Per diem is $104/day tied to the federal rate. Roll call is used to verify per diem.[6]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Missouri legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Missouri Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Missouri house are subject to term limits of no more than four two-year terms, or a total of eight years.[4]

The first year that the 1992 term limits impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2002.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If a vacancy occurs in the house, the Governor must call for a special election without delay. There is no time limit specified under law.[7] The mandate for a special election is sent to the election authority in the county that first established the legislative district.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives 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. Zechariah Hockersmith defeated Robert Mesger in the Democratic primary. Jason Chipman defeated Shawn Sisco in the Republican primary. Hockersmith faced Chipman in the general election.[9][10]

In a special election held concurrently with the primary, Sisco defeated Hockersmith to serve the remainder of the term vacated by Jason Smith (R).[11]

In the general election, Chipman defeated Hockersmith.[12]

Missouri House of Representatives District 120, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Chipman 74.6% 6,711
     Democratic Zechariah Hockersmith 25.4% 2,279
Total Votes 8,990

Missouri House of Representatives, District 120 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngZechariah Hockersmith 53.4% 547
Robert Mesger 46.6% 478
Total Votes 1,025
Missouri House of Representatives, District 120 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Chipman 51.5% 2,402
Shawn Sisco 48.5% 2,263
Total Votes 4,665
Missouri House of Representatives, District 120, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Sisco 71.3% 4,053
     Democratic Zechariah Hockersmith 28.7% 1,632
Total Votes 5,685

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 27, 2012. Incumbent Jason Smith (R) was unopposed in the general election and the Republican primary.[13][14]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Missouri House of Representatives District 120 have raised a total of $741,143. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,175 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Missouri House of Representatives District 120
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $95,815 1 $95,815
2010 $79,098 3 $26,366
2008 $178,816 3 $59,605
2006 $177,497 2 $88,749
2004 $67,010 3 $22,337
2002 $28,067 1 $28,067
2000 $114,840 5 $22,968
Total $741,143 18 $41,175

See also

External links

References

  1. Missouri Office of Administration, "Missouri State House District Population 2010 By Race, Hispanic Origin and Total Minority," accessed October 2, 2013
  2. United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 termlimits.org, "State Legislative Term Limits," accessed December 17, 2013
  5. Missouri Secretary of State, "Elected Officials Qualifications," accessed December 17, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Missouri General Assembly, "Missouri Revised Statutes," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 21.110)
  8. Missouri General Assembly, "Missouri Revised Statutes," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 21.120)
  9. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Primary Election - August 5, 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
  10. Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List - Primary Election," accessed July 24, 2014
  11. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Special - Legislative District 120 - August 5, 2014," accessed September 29, 2014
  12. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results-State of Missouri-General-November 4, 2014: Unofficial Results," November 8, 2014
  13. Missouri Secretary of State, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
  14. Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014