Missouri House of Representatives District 153
|Missouri House of Representatives District 153|
|Current incumbent||Steve Cookson|
|Race||96.6% White, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.0% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% Black, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Other|
|Ethnicity||98.9% Not Hispanic, 1.1% Hispanic|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 35,762 civilians reside within Missouri's one hundred and fifty-third state house district. Missouri state representatives represent an average of 36,742 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 34,326 residents.
About the office
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The first year that the 1992 term limits impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2002.
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. The mandate for a special election is sent to the election authority in the county that first established the legislative district.
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. Incumbent Steve Cookson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ginny Keirns was unopposed in the Libertarian primary. Cookson faced Keirns in the general election. Incumbent Cookson defeated Keirns in the general election.
|Missouri House of Representatives District 153, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Steve Cookson Incumbent||82.2%||6,483|
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 Steve Cookson (R) was unopposed in the general election and the Republican primary.
Since 2000, candidates for Missouri House of Representatives District 153 have raised a total of $406,381. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $27,092 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Missouri House of Representatives District 153|
- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
- Missouri Office of Administration, "Missouri State House District Population 2010 By Race, Hispanic Origin and Total Minority," accessed October 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
- U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
- termlimits.org, "State Legislative Term Limits," accessed December 17, 2013
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Elected Officials Qualifications," accessed December 17, 2013
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Missouri General Assembly, "Missouri Revised Statutes," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 21.110)
- Missouri General Assembly, "Missouri Revised Statutes," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 21.120)
- Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Primary Election - August 5, 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List - Primary Election," accessed July 24, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results-State of Missouri-General-November 4, 2014: Unofficial Results," November 8, 2014
- 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
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