Doug Enyart

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Doug Enyart
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 8
PartyConstitution Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corp.
Years of service1975-1979
Personal
ProfessionU.S. Marine, Professional forester
Websites
Campaign website
Doug Enyart was a 2014 Constitution Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Missouri.[1] He ran unopposed in the Constitution Party primary.[2] He was defeated by incumbent Jason Smith (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

He sought the same seat in the 2013 special election but lost to Republican Jason Smith (Missouri representative).

Biography

Enyart served in the United States Marine Corps from 1975 to 1979 and graduated from Humboldt State University in 1985.[3] He works as a consulting forester, providing services such as appraisals of standing timber, timber tax basis, timber marking, harvest supervision, forest management plans, and general land management.[3]

Issues

2013

Enyart listed five issues on his campaign website. They included:

  • Partisan Politics: Excerpt: "Partisan politics is one of the most important reasons I decided to get into this race. Everywhere I go I meet people who are just as tired and frustrated with the behavior of the people we have been electing to represent us in Washington. They place party before all else. Think about this: Every issue, no matter what the topic is, is discussed, debated, communicated, and voted on in terms of “The Republicans…” or “The Democrats…”. I’m saying, let’s have a political discussion about issues based upon the merits of the issue being discussed-without using the terms “Republican or Democrat”..."
  • Gun Control: Except: "We may have secured a small but temporary victory in the withdrawal of Senator Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban bill, but she intends to bring it up again as an amendment to other gun control legislation that Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is going forward with. Let’s remember she did have a similar bill passed into law before, which was not effective, and died with a sunset clause. The gun control crowd will keep working to push law abiding citizens into a corner. Every tyrannical government, every dictator, always uses emotions and the argument that they are only doing this to protect us, takes the means of resisting tyranny from the citizens just before taking complete control of the government away from the people..."
  • Federal Debt: Except: "I am a grandfather. I have three grandchildren whose debt payback will, according to current analyses, amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. No other issue we face as a nation is more important to me personally than the federal debt and out of control federal spending. Since 1970 our central government has spent more money than it takes in all but four years. Let me remind you that this has occurred on the watch of the two major parties, regardless of which party controlled the majority of Congress or occupied the White House. These are the folks responsible for the mess our children and grandchildren, which are now being called the “Debt Paying Generation” in some forums, will inherit from us..."
  • Obamacare: Except: "First, the states have the authority (they created the federal government remember) to nullify unconstitutional Acts of Congress. (See writings on the Sedition Act, and the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, respectively.) Second, other cases are winding their way to the Supreme Court. They may be successful, but keep in mind the Supreme Court is a part of the federal government, and has not shown itself to be truly impartial in recent history. Repeal the Act. But this is not likely while the revolving door maintains a monopoly of the political landscape by two major parties. AND-we can elect an unknown citizen from among US, from a small and little known political party, from a small town in Missouri, to strike the first blow and crack the wall the two parties have built and maintained as long as any of US can remember."
  • Proposed Legislation: Excerpt: "Let me begin here by saying legislation I will propose will be aimed at putting limits on the central government, and lifting limits off the citizens and off of their states. I’ve noticed that the typical government solution to most issues is to place limits on law abiding citizens, instead of truly studying the problem and focusing on creative solutions or solutions that may not be “politically correct”. And I’d like to point out that the central government has been dangling carrots in front of the states, sinking the claws of economic dependence into the states, and rendering them to little more than administrative units of the central government."[4]

—Enyart for Congress, [5]

Elections

2014

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

Enyart ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 8th District. He ran unopposed in the Constitution Party primary.[2] He 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.

2013

See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District special election, 2013

Enyart was selected by the Missouri Constitution party to be their nominee in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Missouri's 8th District. The election was held to replace Jo Ann Emerson. The general election date was June 4th.[6][7]

There was no primary election, instead each party's nomination was chosen by a committee.[8] Enyart was defeated in the general election for Missouri's 8th Congressional District.[9][10]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Enyart's reports.[11]

Doug Enyart (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 8, 2014$0.00$8,190.55$(9,345.89)$-1,155.34
July Quarterly[13]July 2, 2014$0.00$0.00$(9,435.89)$-9,435.89
October Quarterly[14]October 6, 2014$0.00$400.97$(9,571.17)$-9,571.17
Running totals
$8,591.52$(28,352.95)

Personal

Enyart and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Piedmont and are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.[15]

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