Paul LeVota

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Paul LeVota
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Missouri State Senate, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House Of Representatives, District 52
2003 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionTraining and Development Manager, Sprint
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul LeVota (b. March 22, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

LeVota served in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 52 from 2003 to 2011. While in the House, he served as Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

LeVota earned his B.S. in Communications/Political Science from Central Missouri State University and M.B.A. in Business Management from Baker University. His professional experience includes working as a Training and Development Manager for Sprint, Missouri Real Estate Appraiser with the LeVota Appraisal Group, and a professional facilitator/seminar leader.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, LeVota served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Gubernatorial Appointments
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics
Ways and Means
Joint Committee on Corrections

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

LeVota won election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 11. LeVota ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Paul LeVota ran for District 52 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Gary Hisch.[4]

Paul LeVota raised $191,488 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 52
Candidates Votes Percent
Paul LeVota (D) 12,559 63.6%
Gary Hisch (R) 7,191 36.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LeVota is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, LeVota raised a total of $611,404 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Paul LeVota's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 11 Won $147,757
2008 Missouri State House, District 52 Won $191,488
2006 Missouri State House, District 52 Won $95,845
2004 Missouri State House, District 52 Won $106,459
2002 Missouri State House, District 52 Won $50,595
1998 Missouri State House, District 52 Defeated $19,260
Grand Total Raised $611,404

2012

LeVota won election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, LeVota raised a total of $147,757.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul LeVota's campaign in 2012
Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd$6,000
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce$5,500
Law Offices of Phil Levota$5,000
Noranda Aluminum$5,000
QC Holdings$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$147,757
Source:Follow the Money


2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Paul LeVota's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Supporters of Health Research & Treatments $8,000
AMEREN $7,825
52nd Democratic Legislative District CMTE $7,500
Kansas City Power & Light $6,325
AT&T $3,825

Personal

LeVota is married with two children. He has been a member of the American Society of Training and Development, Ararat Shrine Temple, Avila Advantage Board of Directors, Independence Chamber of Commerce, LeVota Appraisal Group, Limited Liability Company Board of Directors, Little Blue River Home Owners Association, Mothers Outraged by Molesters, Toastmasters, Knights of Columbus, and the Independence Parent Teacher Association.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[8]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "liberty issues that deal with the size, scope, and proper role of government."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed priority issues by the MCCI.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical environmental issues" by SC MO.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

2013

In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[10]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Victor Callahan (D)
Missouri State Senate District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 52
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Noel Torpey (R)