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Missouri House of Representatives District 157

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Missouri House of Representatives District 157
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Current incumbentMike Moon Republican Party
Population37,900
Race96.3% White, 1.3% Black, 1.1% Two or More Races, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% Other, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native[1]
Ethnicity98.9% Not Hispanic, 1.1% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Missouri's one hundred and fifty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mike Moon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 37,900 civilians reside within Missouri's one hundred and fifty-seventh state house district.[2] Missouri state representatives represent an average of 36,742 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 34,326 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] 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:[6]

  • 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.[7]

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.[5]

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.[8] The mandate for a special election is sent to the election authority in the county that first established the legislative district.[9]

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. Vince Jennings was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Moon defeated Julie Ruzicka in the Republican primary. Moon faced Jennings in the general election.[10][11] Incumbent Moon defeated Jennings in the general election.[12]

Missouri House of Representatives District 157, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Moon Incumbent 76.1% 6,407
     Democratic Vince Jennings 23.9% 2,011
Total Votes 8,418

Missouri House of Representatives, District 157 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Moon Incumbent 55.1% 3,308
Julie Ruzicka 44.9% 2,696
Total Votes 6,004

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Mike Moon (R) 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, 2013.[13][14][15][16]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 157, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Moon 59.4% 3,668
     Democratic Charles Dake 40.6% 2,507
Total Votes 6,175

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Missouri House of Representatives District 157 have raised a total of $344,575. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $26,506 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Missouri House of Representatives District 157
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $30,012 1 $30,012
2010 $65,814 3 $21,938
2008 $30,805 2 $15,403
2006 $22,800 1 $22,800
2004 $26,180 1 $26,180
2002 $163,484 4 $40,871
2000 $5,480 1 $5,480
Total $344,575 13 $26,506

See also

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Missouri Office of Administration, "Missouri State House District Population 2010 By Race, Hispanic Origin and Total Minority," accessed October 2, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 termlimits.org, "State Legislative Term Limits," accessed December 17, 2013
  6. Missouri Secretary of State, "Elected Officials Qualifications," accessed December 17, 2013
  7. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  8. Missouri General Assembly, "Missouri Revised Statutes," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 21.110)
  9. Missouri General Assembly, "Missouri Revised Statutes," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 21.120)
  10. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Primary Election - August 5, 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
  11. Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List - Primary Election," accessed July 24, 2014
  12. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results-State of Missouri-General-November 4, 2014: Unofficial Results," November 8, 2014
  13. CBS St. Louis, "Nixon Sets Elections for Vacant Mo. House Seats," January 17, 2013
  14. KTTS, "Candidates Named In Special House Election," February 6, 2013
  15. ozarksfirst.com, "Republican Mike Moon Wins Special Election in Lawrence County," April 2, 2013 (dead link)
  16. enr.sos.mo.gov, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013