Read the The Tuesday Count. New edition available now!

John McCaherty

From Ballotpedia
(Redirected from John C. McCaherty)
Jump to: navigation, search
John McCaherty
John McCaherty.jpg
Missouri House of Representatives, District 97
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayApril 6, 1965
Place of birthColumbus, Mississippi
ProfessionPastor
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John C. McCaherty (b. April 6, 1965) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

McCaherty is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Home Bible Institute. His professional experience includes sales, management, and service industries. McCaherty served in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1989.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
General Laws
International Trade, Chair
Veterans

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCaherty served on the following committees:

Issues

No New Taxes Pledge

A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.

McCaherty signed the pledge.[1]

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 Dohack was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent John McCaherty was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCaherty won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 97. McCaherty ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Sam Komo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McCaherty Incumbent 51.9% 7,814
     Democratic Sam Komo 48.1% 7,240
Total Votes 15,054

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, McCaherty won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. McCaherty's opponent in the August 3 primary was Ronald Snyder.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 90 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John McCaherty (R) 4,980
Sam Komo (D) 4,727
Charles Smith (I) 438

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McCaherty is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McCaherty raised a total of $142,854 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

John McCaherty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 97 Won $102,239
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 90 Won $40,615
Grand Total Raised $142,854

2012

McCaherty won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McCaherty raised a total of $102,239.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John McCaherty's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee of Missouri$38,354
Citizens for Gary Cross$2,860
Mccaherty, John$1,975
Good, Derrick$1,500
Laborers Local 110$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$102,239
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which McCaherty was up for re-election, he collected $40,615 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Missouri $12,488
Redemptions $1,000
Mccaherty, John C $950
Citizens for Diehl $650

Personal

McCaherty and his wife, Chris, have two children.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Missouri

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Missouri scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[9]
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.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
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.

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "John + McCaherty + Missouri + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

John McCaherty News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Fuhr (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 97
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
-
Missouri House of Representatives District 90
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A