|Missouri House of Representatives, District 43|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Profession||Manager, McCaw Farms' Hog Facility|
Houghton's professional experience includes working as a manager at McCaw Farms' Hog Facility.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Houghton served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture Policy, Vice-chair|
|• General Laws|
|• Tourism and Natural Resources, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Houghton served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General Laws|
|• Health Care Policy|
|• Tourism and Natural Resources|
Houghton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We must continue to invest in our agricultural community through innovative research at our public universities, so that Missouri farmers will remain competitive in this global market."
Jobs & Small Business
- Excerpt: "I will work to let you keep more of your hard-earned income through lower taxes and increased savings limits for tax-protected investments, such as college and healthcare savings accounts."
- Excerpt: "I believe that our veterans should be repaid for their sacrifices for our freedoms and liberties."
- Excerpt: "I do not support new taxes! Our state government must be held accountable and learn to live within its means. It must prove it is being a faithful steward of your tax dollars."
- Excerpt: "All Missouri students deserve a quality education in the public, private, or home setting. High academic standards must be set for each child. We must give parents, teachers and administrators the flexibility to reach those standards without onerous regulations that hinder or prevent a quality learning experience."
No New Taxes Pledge
In Missouri for 2011, a minority of lawmakers signed the "No New Taxes Pledge." Only four out of 34 state Senate members signed the pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 35 lawmakers signed.
Houghton signed the pledge.
Houghton won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 43. Houghton ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Ed Lockwood (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jay Houghton Incumbent||63.9%||8,792|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 10 General Election (2010)|
|Jay Houghton (R)||5,865|
|Linda Witte (D)||4,307|
|Josh Allum (C)||638|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Houghton was up for re-election, he collected $48,636 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Citizens for Diehl||$4,500|
|Citizens for Riddle||$2,450|
|Republicans of Pike County||$2,392|
|Friends of Tilley||$2,000|
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- Staff profile: Jessica Kent, Legislative Assistant for Rep. Jay Houghton - The Missouri Times
- Interim House Panel looks to Combat the Spread of CWD in Elk and White ... - South County Mail
- Roll call : How legislators voted on the tax reform bill - STLtoday.com
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
|Missouri House of Representatives District 43
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 10
| Succeeded by|
Pat Conway (D)
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