Kevin Elmer

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Kevin Elmer
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 139
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)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas
J.D.University of Missouri, 2000
Personal
BirthdayDecember 18, 1970
Place of birthSalem, Missouri
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Elmer (b. December 18, 1970) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 139. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Elmer did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Elmer earned his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Arkansas in 1994 and J.D. from University of Missouri in 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Professional Registration and Licensing, Vice-chair
Rules

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Reducing regulations on businesses

  • Excerpt: "I want government to step back and let businesses do what they do best to create jobs and services. I believe less regulation and interference will empower our Missouri businesses to thrive."

Ensuring that education occurs at the local level

  • Excerpt: "I believe education is best accomplished at the local level by those who understand the needs and can teach children the shared values of the community."

Allowing farmers to produce food without excessive intervention

  • Excerpt: "I want to see family farms grow strong and free from the attacks of special interest groups and government intervention."

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.

Elmer signed the pledge.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 139. Elmer defeated Clayton Jones in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Bob Rubino (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 139, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Elmer Incumbent 71.1% 12,375
     Democratic Bob Rubino 28.9% 5,020
Total Votes 17,395

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Elmer won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Elmer's opponent in the August 3 primary was William Breshears.[5][6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 141 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Elmer (R) 11,895
Bob Rubino (D) 3,595

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Elmer is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Elmer raised a total of $142,808 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[7]

Kevin Elmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 139 Won $92,217
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 141 Won $50,591
Grand Total Raised $142,808

2012

Elmer won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Elmer raised a total of $92,217.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Elmer's campaign in 2012
Petty, Deloris$5,000
Petty, Deloris$4,000
Missouri Hospital Association$2,500
Friends of Caleb Jones$2,500
Missouri Healthcare Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$92,217
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Elmer was up for re-election, he collected $50,591 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Petty, Carl $10,000
7th Republican Congressional District Cmte $3,500
Petty, Deloris $2,500
Henry Williams PC $1,500

Personal

Elmer and his wife, Nancy, have three children.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[10]
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.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[12]
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
Shane Schoeller (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 139
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 141
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tony Dugger (R)