Missouri House of Representatives District 24

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Missouri House of Representatives District 24
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Current incumbentJudy Morgan Democratic Party
Population46,896
Race87.1% White, 5.7% Black, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.5% Other, 4.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity98.3% Not Hispanic, 1.7% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Missouri's twenty-fourth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Judy Morgan.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 46,896 civilians reside within Missouri's twenty-fourth 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 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. Incumbent Judy Morgan was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

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 Judy Morgan (D) defeated Jonathan Sternberg (R) in the general election. Morgan defeated Sarah Gillooly in the Democratic primary. Sternberg was unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Morgan Incumbent 83% 13,323
     Republican Jonathan Sternberg 17% 2,733
Total Votes 16,056
Missouri House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Morgan Incumbent 66.9% 2,078
Sarah Gillooly 33.1% 1,030
Total Votes 3,108

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Missouri House of Representatives District 24 have raised a total of $1,488,576. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $78,346 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Missouri House of Representatives District 24
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $82,125 3 $27,375
2010 $291,976 2 $145,988
2008 $420,504 2 $210,252
2006 $352,549 3 $117,516
2004 $197,888 4 $49,472
2002 $98,459 3 $32,820
2000 $45,075 2 $22,538
Total $1,488,576 19 $78,346

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