Kent Hampton

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Kent Hampton
Kent Hampton.jpg
Missouri House of Representatives, District 150
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
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1948
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kent Hampton (b. February 3, 1948) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 150. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Hampton's professional experience includes working as a manager at Noranda Aluminum.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Hampton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Small and Efficient Government

  • Excerpt: "He’s made difficult decisions, and can tell the difference between a necessary service and an expensive entitlement. He’ll put that experience to work in Jefferson City to develop a smaller, more efficient government, and make sure our tax dollars are wisely spent. "

Education

  • Excerpt: "He will work to improve efficiency in educational spending, and to increase opportunities for higher education, vocational education, and technical education in our district. He will work to keep Bootheel schools on a par with the best in the state."

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "Kent Hampton will work to bring much needed jobs to our region. He will work to remove prevailing wage requirements that increase the cost of public investment in our district, and will work with entrepreneurs, state and local agencies, and existing employers to attract new jobs."

Value Added Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Kent Hampton recognizes the tremendous value of agriculture to our local economy. He will work closely with farmers and agribusinesses to promote Bootheel crops and to develop value added industries to take advantage of locally produced commodities."

Responsive Government

  • Excerpt: "Kent Hampton will keep an open line of communication with his constituents, and will continue to hold town hall meetings and be a part of Bootheel life. He knows that our elected officials work for us, and not the other way around!"

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agri-Business, Vice-chair
Downsizing State Government
Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hampton won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 150. Hampton ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Tom Todd (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 150, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKent Hampton Incumbent 50.5% 5,954
     Democratic Tom Todd 49.5% 5,838
Total Votes 11,792

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hampton won election to the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Thomas Todd (D).

Missouri House of Representatives, District 163 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kent Hampton (R) 4,368
Thomas Todd (D) 3,613

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hampton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hampton raised a total of $191,541 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Kent Hampton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 150 Won $123,556
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 163 Won $67,985
Grand Total Raised $191,541

2012

Hampton won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hampton raised a total of $123,556.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kent Hampton's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee of Missouri$59,509
Noranda Aluminum$5,000
Friends of Todd Richardson$4,000
Friends of Diehl$4,000
Patricias Catering$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$123,556
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hampton was up for re-election, he collected $67,985 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Missouri $33,839
Patricias Catering $1,500
Fortner, Christy $1,000
Mitchell, Brian $1,000

Personal

Hampton and his wife, Janis, have two children.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[6]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[7]
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.[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 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 150
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Thomas Todd (D)
Missouri House of Representatives District 163
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tom Flanigan (R)