Caleb Rowden

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Caleb Rowden
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 44
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Caleb Rowden is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Rowden's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "We must work hard to cut spending and simply live within our means. Individuals and families are punished for compiling debt they can’t pay off. Why should state and federal government be any different?"

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Low and simple tax rates also give business owners the certainty and stability to expand without the fear of unnecessary and untimely government interference."

Government Accountability

  • Excerpt: "As a State Representative, I will work to increase government accountability and restore trust between the citizen and government."

Education

  • Excerpt: "We must harness the power of technology instead of fighting to push our students away from it. We must welcome new and fresh ideas to the education arena, and find new ways to inspire our kids to become the great leaders and innovators of tomorrow."

University of Missouri

  • Excerpt: "The state must do a better job of prioritizing spending and getting its fiscal house in order to ensure that job and revenue creators like the University of Missouri can continue to thrive and boost our local and state economy."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget
Economic Development
Higher Education
Joint Committee on the Life Sciences

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. Tom Pauley was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Caleb Rowden was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rowden faces Pauley in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rowden won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 44. Rowden defeated Mike Becker, Chris Dwyer, and Dennis Smith in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Ken Jacob (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaleb Rowden 51% 7,996
     Democratic Ken Jacob 49% 7,676
Total Votes 15,672
Missouri House of Representatives, District 44 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCaleb Rowden 40.6% 1,099
Dennis Smith 25.9% 701
Mike Becker 18.1% 491
Chris Dwyer 15.3% 415
Total Votes 2,706

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rowden is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rowden raised a total of $187,601 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Caleb Rowden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 44 Won $187,601
Grand Total Raised $187,601

2012

Rowden won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rowden raised a total of $187,601.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Caleb Rowden's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee of Missouri$121,712
Atkins, Tom$6,500
Dempsey for Senate$5,025
Missouri Club for Growth$4,000
Rowden, Caleb$3,693
Total Raised in 2012$187,601
Source:[148371 Follow the Money]

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
Jason Kander (D)
Missouri House of Representatives District 44
2013–present
Succeeded by
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