Scott Sifton

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Scott Sifton
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Missouri State Senate, District 1
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
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 96
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sTruman State University
J.D.University of Michigan Law School, 1999
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Sifton is a Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Sifton served in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 96 from 2011 to 2013.


Sifton earned his B.S. from Truman State University in 1996, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999. His professional experience includes working as a partner and attorney at Husch Blackwell.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Veterans' Affairs and Health
Ways and Means


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



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Sifton won election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 1. Sifton defeated Sue Schoemehl in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Jim Lembke (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Missouri State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Sifton 50.9% 45,689
     Republican Jim Lembke Incumbent 49.1% 44,055
Total Votes 89,744
Missouri State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Sifton 54.9% 6,720
Sue Schoemehl 45.1% 5,513
Total Votes 12,233


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Sifton won election to the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Tony Leech (R).

Missouri House of Representatives, District 96 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Sifton (D) 5,655
Tony Leech (R) 4,062

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sifton is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sifton raised a total of $788,330 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[3]

Scott Sifton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 1 Won $653,761
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 96 Won $95,882
2002 Missouri House of Representatives, District 91 Defeated $38,687
Grand Total Raised $788,330


Sifton won election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sifton raised a total of $653,761.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Sifton's campaign in 2012
Democratic Senatorial Committee$60,000
Missouri Democratic Party$49,101
Sifton, Scott$38,937
Missouri Senate Democratic Campaign Committee$25,000
Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd$21,000
Total Raised in 2012$653,761
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Sifton was up for re-election, he collected $95,882 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Sifton, Scott $6,736
Onder Shelton Oleary & Peterson $1,392
Saint Louis Association of Realtors $1,125
Food & Commercial Workers Local 655 $1,000


Sifton and his wife, Stacey, have one child.


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In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[5]


In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Lembke (R)
Missouri State Senate District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 96
Succeeded by
Mike Leara (R)