John Diehl, Jr.
|John Diehl, Jr.|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 89|
|2009 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Speaker Pro Tempore|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||University of Missouri Columbia|
|J.D.||Saint Louis University, 1991|
|Birthday||August 28, 1965|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri|
Diehl earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri Columbia and J.D. from Saint Louis University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Diehl served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ethics, Chair|
|• Joint Committee on Tax Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Diehl served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development|
|• Rules, Chair|
|• Urban Issues|
|• Joint Committee on Tax Policy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Diehl served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Election, Vice-chair|
|• Fiscal Review|
|• Local Government|
|• Job Creation and Economic Development|
- See also: Redistricting in Missouri
In late March 2011, the House Redistricting Committee took public comment on a proposed map they unveiled. The map showed that the committee planned to redraw the boundaries of Missouri’s congressional districts, eliminating one of them.
Virtually all criticism arose from the idea that the balance of political power in individual districts was shifting from common areas of established political identity.
“You’ve got congressional districts now having to go from 621,000 (citizens) when we drew them last time to 750,000,” said Rep. Diehl. “And so the challenge to this committee is pretty significant in terms of drawing something in which everyone fits.”
Due to sluggish population growth during the last decade, Missouri faced eliminating one of its congressional seats and redrawing the boundaries of the remaining eight to balance the populations of each district.
One of the chief complaints raised about the first proposed map was the lack of a unified district representing central Missouri.
“I’m concerned that the current map ultimately represents a split of mid-Missouri’s interest and a delegation of those central Missouri interests into the St. Louis metropolitan area,” said Marc Ellinger, Cole County presiding commissioner.
The committee signed off on Diehl's proposed map on April 6, 2011. The map did away with the district then represented by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan while giving much new territory to U.S. Rep. Jacob Luetkemeyer. The map made almost all territory north of the Missouri River one giant new district to be represented by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves.
Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation assembled in April 2011 to throw their weight behind changes to the two existing congressional redistricting maps.
The chairmen of the state legislature’s redistricting committees, Diehl, Sen. Scott Rupp, House Speaker Steven Tilley, House Majority Floor Leader Rep. Tim Jones, Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer, and Majority Floor Leader Sen. Tom Dempsey. Senators Jason Crowell and Brad Lager were seen entering party headquarters, but did not stay long.
Congress members Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Todd Akin, Vicky Hartzler and Sam Graves were said to have joined the conversation in person or via phone link.
The redistricting stalemate between the Missouri House and Senate spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.
The controversy concentrated on the way the two maps divided St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map split St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map featured a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.
Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.
Diehl won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 89. Diehl ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Diehl won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.
John Diehl, Jr. raised $46,740 for his campaign.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 87|
|John Diehl, Jr. (R)||12,572||60.1%|
|Mark Zoole (D)||8,352||39.9%|
Comprehensive donor information for Diehl is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Diehl raised a total of $1,078,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|John Diehl, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Missouri State House, District 89||$725,085|
|2010||Missouri State House, District 87||$306,580|
|2008||Missouri State House, District 87||$46,740|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,078,405|
2012Diehl won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Diehl raised a total of $725,085.
|Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Diehl, Jr.'s campaign in 2012|
|Sinquefield, Rex A.||$100,000|
|Missouri Club for Growth||$25,000|
|Friends of Tilley||$15,289|
|Rightchoice Managed Care||$15,000|
|Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund||$15,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$725,085|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Diehl was up for re-election, he collected $306,580 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Sinquefield, Rex & Jeanne||$15,000|
|Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund||$10,000|
|Supporters of Health Research & Treatments||$5,500|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to John Diehl, Jr.'s 2008 campaign.
|John J. Diehl, Jr.||$8,800|
|Menlo F. Smith||$2,500|
|Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund||$2,500|
|Missourians Needing Educational Alternatives||$2,000|
Diehl has been a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Driving While Intoxicated, Missouri State Bar Association, Town and Country Architectural Review Board, and the Town and Country/Frontenac Chamber of Commerce.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Diehl
- "Committee hears criticism on proposed congressional map," Missouri News Horizon, April 1, 2011
- "House committee signs off on redistricting map," Missouri News Horizon, April 6, 2011
- "Congressional Delegation Wades in to Redistricting Fight," Missouri News Horizon," April 19, 2011
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Missouri House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Diehl's 2008 campaign contributions
- "Follow the Money," "Diehl Jr, John J.," Accessed September 20, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
|Missouri House of Representatives District 89
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 87
| Succeeded by|
Stacey Newman (D)
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