Rory Ellinger

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Rory Ellinger
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 86
Former member
In office
2011 - 2014
DiedApril 9, 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
Master'sUniversity of Missouri
J.D.University of Missouri
Date of birthJune 13, 1941
Office website
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Rory Ellinger (June 13, 1941 - April 9, 2014) was a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 86 from 2011 to his death from liver cancer in 2014.[1]


Ellinger earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from the University of Missouri. His professional experience included working as president of Ellinger & Associates, founding executive director at Legal Services of Northeast Missouri, legal counsel at National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of St. Charles County and assistant general counsel at Missouri Public Service Commission.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health and Social Services
Ethics, Vice-chair
Ways and Means
Joint Committee on Child Abuse


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ellinger served on the following committees:



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ellinger won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 86. Ellinger ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Ellinger won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Ellinger's opponents in the August 3 primary were Sandi Colquitt and Richard Docket.[5][6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellinger is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellinger raised a total of $81,211 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Rory Ellinger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State House, District 86 Won $40,421
2010 Missouri State House, District 72 Won $40,790
Grand Total Raised $81,211


Ellinger won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellinger raised a total of $40,421.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rory Ellinger's campaign in 2012
Ellinger, Rory$2,500
Locke, Linda$2,500
Locke, Linda$1,250
Laurie Vincent, Brad Pierce$1,000
Missouri Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,421
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Ellinger was up for re-election, he collected $40,790 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Ellinger, Rory $7,000
Locke, Linda $5,000
Locke, Linda $4,000
Pierce, Bradley & Vincent, Laurie $1,000


Ellinger was survived by his wife, Linda, and two children.[2]

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Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 86
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 72
Succeeded by
Mary Nichols (D)