Ben Harris

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Ben Harris
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 118
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Associate'sJefferson College
Bachelor'sMissouri Baptist College
Personal
BirthdayOctober 20, 1976
ProfessionGeneral Manager, Raintree Country Club
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ben Harris (b. October 20, 1976) is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 118. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Harris earned his A.A. from Jefferson College in 1997 and B.A. from Missouri Baptist College in 2000. Harris' professional experience includes working as a general manager at Raintree Country Club.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Downsizing State Government
Emerging Issues in Agriculture
Small Business

2011-2012

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

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 Ben Harris was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael McGirl was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harris won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 118. Harris ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Harris won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Harris's opponents in the August 3 primary were Edward Kemp and Joe Detter.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 110 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Harris (D) 6,089
Carrie Cabral (R) 4,750

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harris is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Harris raised a total of $17,225 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[5]

Ben Harris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 118 Won $3,600
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 110 Won $13,625
Grand Total Raised $17,225

2012

Harris won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $3,600.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Harris's campaign in 2012
Hillcrest Care Center$500
Centurylink$500
Anheuser-Busch$500
Food & Commercial Workers Local 655$500
BNSF Railway$500
Total Raised in 2012$3,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Harris was up for re-election, he collected $13,625 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Harris, Ben $7,678
Harris, Ed & Belinda $3,322
Prader, J Patrick $1,000
BNSF Railway $500

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
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Missouri House of Representatives District 118
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Belinda Harris (D)
Missouri House of Representatives District 110
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Timothy W. Jones (R)