Jeff Roorda

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Jeff Roorda
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Current candidacy
Running for Missouri State Senate, District 22
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Missouri House of Representatives, District 113
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House Of Representatives, District 102
2005 - 2011
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Roorda (b. March 30, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 113. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Roorda is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 22 of the Missouri State Senate.[1]

Roorda served in the House previously, representing District 102 from 2005 to 2011; he served as Minority Whip.


Roorda earned his associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Jefferson College, bachelor's in Administration of Justice from Missouri Baptist College, and M.P.P.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His professional experience includes working as Chief of Police/City Administrator of the City of Kimmswick, Human Resources Manager for Gateway Ambulance Service, and an Adjunct Instructor in Political Science at Jefferson College.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Downsizing State Government
Elementary and Secondary Education



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate 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. Jeff Roorda was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Wieland was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roorda won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 113. Roorda ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Dan E. Smith (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 113, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Roorda 53.9% 8,450
     Republican Dan Smith 46.1% 7,225
Total Votes 15,675


On November 4, 2008, Roorda ran unopposed for District 102 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[7]

Roorda raised $56,834 for his campaign.[8]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 102
Candidates Votes Percent
Jeff Roorda (D) 14,458 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roorda is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Roorda raised a total of $584,444 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[9]

Jeff Roorda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 113 Won $226,139
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 102 Defeated $202,431
2008 Missouri House of Representatives, District 102 Won $56,834
2006 Missouri House of Representatives, District 102 Won $66,160
2004 Missouri House of Representatives, District 102 Won $32,880
Grand Total Raised $584,444


Roorda won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Roorda raised a total of $226,139.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Roorda's campaign in 2012
Roorda for Senate 2014$35,233
Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee$34,981
Food & Commercial Workers Local 655$15,989
Missouri Democratic Party$12,645
Holsman for Missouri$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$226,139
Source:Follow the Money


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jeff Roorda's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
102nd Democratic Legislative District CMTE $4,325
90th Democratic Legislative District CMTE $3,200
101st Democratic Legislative District CMTE $1,675
Jeff Roorda $1,500
77th Democratic Representative District CMTE $1,500


Roorda is married with three children. He has been Chair of the Antonia Fire District Board of Directors, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, International City and County Management Association, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Jefferson County Municipal League, and the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 113
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 102
Succeeded by
Paul Wieland (R)