John Rizzo

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John Rizzo
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 19
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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John Joseph Rizzo is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Rizzo serves as Minority Whip.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget
Economic Development
Local Government
Rules
Joint Committee on Government Accountability

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held 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. Incumbent John Rizzo was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rizzo won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 19. Rizzo ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Rizzo won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Rizzo's opponent in the August 3 primary was Will Royster.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Rizzo (D) 2,373
Sean O'Toole (L) 1,187
See Voter fraud and other irregularities alleged in Missouri House District 40

Rizzo won the Aug. 3, 2010 primary by one vote. Challenger Will Royster claimed voter fraud and other irregularities and challenged the contest in Missouri courts.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rizzo is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Rizzo raised a total of $184,238 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

John Rizzo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 19 Won $41,699
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 40 Won $26,775
2008 Missouri House of Representatives, District 40 Defeated $55,050
2006 Missouri House of Representatives, District 40 Defeated $34,593
2004 Missouri House of Representatives, District 40 Defeated $26,121
Grand Total Raised $184,238

2012

Rizzo won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rizzo raised a total of $41,699.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Rizzo's campaign in 2012
Kansas City Chiefs Football Club$1,500
AFSCME Missouri$1,500
Burns & McDonnell$1,500
Right Choice Managed Care$1,000
Express Scripts$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,699
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Rizzo was up for re-election, he collected $26,775 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Rizzo, John $11,300
Missouri Council of School Administrators $1,100
Teamsters Local 541 $1,000
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity $1,000

Controversies

Voter fraud

On May 13, 2013, John Moretina pleaded guilty in a United States Federal District Court to voter fraud in a 2010 Democratic primary for Missouri District 40. Moretina was charged with illegally registering to vote in Rizzo's district and lying to federal agents investigating the case. Moretina, Rizzo's uncle, was registered to vote at an address in Kansas City despite living in Gladstone, Missouri.[7] Moretina's actions may have impacted the election as Rizzo won the Democratic primary 664 to 663 over Will Royster.[8][9]

Scorecards

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

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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.

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[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 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.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[13]
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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 19
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 40
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jim Hansen (R)