Terry Hampton

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Terry Hampton
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 8
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWest Plains High School
Place of birthWest Plains, Missouri
ProfessionBusiness owner, author
Campaign website
Terry Hampton was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Missouri. She was defeated by incumbent Jason Smith (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Hampton was raised in Howell County, Missouri, and graduated from West Plains High School before attending what is now Missouri State University. She did not earn a degree.[1]

She and her husband are former business owners. Hampton is a writer and has authored two books.[1]


Campaign themes


Hampton submitted the following issues for her campaign:[2]

  • Community

"Solutions will not be found in "top down" government. Real solutions begin in our communities because we know best how to define problems and find answers. Once people change the conversation in their own districts, then the national conversation will change and Washington will change. We must not allow the power of money in government, the pull of politics or the influence of corporate America to speak for us."

  • The Independent movement

"Independent thinking is what made our country great. Even though Independents are the largest political group in the country, in the current House there are none. Congress doesn't look like us or act like us because it is not like us. The Republican and Democratic parties don't support us and no longer deserve our support. It's time to "leave the party" and elect Independents."

  • Corporations

"Organizers of the American Anti-Corruption Act claim that it will get "money out of politics, so the people can get back in." I agree. It is an example of a piece of legislation I would work toward passing because special interest money must be removed from the political process. Our economy can never recover as long as corporate interests are being served ahead of the interests of the citizenry."

  • Agriculture

"We must remain constantly vigilant to maintain a safe food supply and work to encourage communities to achieve food self-sufficiency as much as possible. I will never vote in favor of Monsanto's best interests because Monsanto is only looking out for Monsanto. That it is so often supported with legislation is a prime example of corporate interests taking precedence over the welfare of the people."



See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hampton ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 8th District. She was defeated by incumbent Jason Smith (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Smith Incumbent 66.7% 106,105
     Democratic Barbara Stocker 24.3% 38,702
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 2.4% 3,757
     Constitution Doug Enyart 2.4% 3,796
     Independent Terry Hampton 4.3% 6,819
Total Votes 159,179
Source: Secretary of State 100% reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hampton's reports.[3]

Terry Hampton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-General[4]October 22, 2014$1,041.93$4,353.25$(3,311.32)$2,083.86
Running totals


Hampton and her husband, Allen, have one daughter and two grandsons.[1]

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