Missouri House of Representatives District 27

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Missouri House of Representatives District 27
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Current incumbentBonnaye Mims Democratic Party
Population35,540
Race86.2% White, 6.6% Black, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.5% Asian, 2.6% Other, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native[1]
Ethnicity93.2% Not Hispanic, 6.8% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Missouri's twenty-seventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Bonnaye Mims.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 35,540 civilians reside within Missouri's twenty-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. Incumbent Bonnaye Mims defeated India Williams in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. After the primary, Williams requested a recount, the result of which did not affect the outcome.[10][11][12][13]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnaye Mims Incumbent 50.2% 1,433
India Williams 49.8% 1,421
Total Votes 2,854

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. Bonnaye Mims (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Bill Clinton Young and Adnan Bayazid in the Democratic primary.[14][15]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnaye V. Mims 71.9% 2,027
Bill Clinton Young 23.4% 661
Adnan Bayazid 4.7% 133
Total Votes 2,821

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Missouri House of Representatives District 27 have raised a total of $278,439. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,563 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Missouri House of Representatives District 27
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $21,580 3 $7,193
2010 $46,159 2 $23,080
2008 $38,753 1 $38,753
2006 $41,832 2 $20,916
2004 $16,530 1 $16,530
2002 $106,635 5 $21,327
2000 $6,950 1 $6,950
Total $278,439 15 $18,563

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, "Kander Announces Recount Results for House District 27," September 9, 2014
  11. Missouri Secretary of State, "Kander Announces Recount for House District 27," August 27, 2014
  12. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Primary Election - August 5, 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
  13. Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List - Primary Election," accessed July 24, 2014
  14. Missouri Secretary of State, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
  15. Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014