Missouri House of Representatives District 87

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Missouri House of Representatives District 87
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Current incumbentStacey Newman Democratic Party
Population34,177
Race86.5% White, 7.0% Black, 4.0% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.5% Other, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native
Ethnicity98.0% Not Hispanic, 2.0% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Missouri's eighty-seventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Stacey Newman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 34,177 civilians reside within Missouri's eighty-seventh 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 Stacey Newman 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.[11][12]

Elections

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 Stacey Newman (D) was unopposed in the general election. Newman defeated incumbent Susan Carlson in the Democratic primary, which was re-run to the same outcome on September 24 because of an error in Brentwood, where 102 voters received the wrong ballot. The results seen below are of the original primary.[13][14][15]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 87 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Newman Incumbent 50% 1,823
Susan Carlson Incumbent 50% 1,822
Total Votes 3,645

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Missouri House of Representatives District 87 have raised a total of $1,116,427. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $65,672 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Missouri House of Representatives District 87
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $192,440 2 $96,220
2010 $306,580 1 $306,580
2008 $58,902 2 $29,451
2006 $211,395 2 $105,698
2004 $192,326 5 $38,465
2002 $130,409 2 $65,205
2000 $24,375 3 $8,125
Total $1,116,427 17 $65,672

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, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
  12. Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 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
  15. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Newman wins in do-over primary race in St. Louis County," September 25, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2013