Billy Pat Wright

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Billy Pat Wright
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 159
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sNational University
Date of birth03/17/1937
Place of birthRector, AR
Office website
Billy Pat Wright (b. March 17, 1937) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 159 from 2005 to 2013.

Wright earned his B.A. from National University and also attended Three Rivers Junior College. He has worked as a rancher and real estate agent. He previously worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and was Owner of Windy Hill Farm Charolais. Wright also served in the United States Army.

Wright is a member of the American International Charolais Association, Masonic Lodge, and the Missouri Cattlemen's Association, volunteer with Children's Homes, Dexter Memorial Hospital Lifeline Program, and the Kenny Rogers Children's Cerebral Palsy Center and Telethon, Legislative Chair of the Communication Workers of America, President of the Dexter Rotary, and of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on these committees:



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Wright initially declared to run in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 25. Wright withdrew from the race on May 21, 2012, choosing instead to retire.[1][2][3]


On November 2, 2010, Wright won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 159 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Billy Pat Wright (R) 8,847
Bill Burlison (D) 3,741


On November 4, 2008, Billy Pat Wright ran for District 159 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Bill Burlison.[4]

Billy Pat Wright raised $86,687 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 159
Candidates Votes Percent
Billy Pat Wright (R) 10,179 61.8%
Bill Burlison (D) 6,283 38.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Wright was up for re-election, he collected $64,570 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Health Systems Inc $2,650
Missourians for Mayer $2,000
James Lincoln & Associates $2,000
AT&T $1,350


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Billy Pat Wright's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
AT&T $2,500
James Lincoln & Associates $2,300
106th Republican Legislative District CMTE $2,000
Ron Richard 2008 $1,625
Kenneth Bell Farms $1,375


Wright is married and has three children.[7]

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Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 159
Succeeded by
Bill Lant (R)