Linda Black

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Linda Black
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 117
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Associate'sMineral Area College
Bachelor'sCentral Methodist University
Master'sSouthwest Baptist University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionFirst Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Black is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 117. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Black was re-elected on November 4, 2014, to the Missouri House of Representatives as a Democrat. However, on November 5, 2014, she announced she was switching parties and joining the Republicans.[1]

Biography

Black earned her A.A. from Mineral Area College, B.A. in Elementary Education from Central Methodist University and master's degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University. Her professional experience includes working as a public school teacher in the North Saint Francois County School District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corrections
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Tourism and Natural Resources
Joint Committee on Corrections

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Black 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 Linda Black was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2][3] Shortly after winning the uncontested election, Black announced that she would be leaving the Democratic party, and joining the Republicans for her fourth and final term in office.[1]

2013

See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District special election, 2013

Black was a potential candidate for the Missouri Democratic party for the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Missouri's 8th District.[4] The election was held to replace Jo Ann Emerson. The general election took place on June 4, 2013.[5]

There was no primary election. Instead, each party's nominee was chosen by a committee. Black was one of five Democratic candidates who reportedly reached out to the committee in order to make a case for the party's nomination.[4] Steve Hodges received the nomination of the committee on February 16, 2013.[6]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Black won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 117. Black ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Black won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 107 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda (Black) Fischer (D) 5,836
John Fischer (R) 3,471

2008

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Black, then known as Linda Fischer, ran for District 107 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Louie Seiberlich.[9]

Black raised $41,130 for her campaign.[10]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 107
Candidates Votes Percent
Linda (Black) Fischer (D) 7,700 51.8%
Louie Seiberlich (R) 7,170 48.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Black is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Black raised a total of $74,461 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[11]

Linda Black's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House, District 117 Won $-785
2010 Missouri House, District 107 Won $34,116
2008 Missouri House, District 107 Won $41,130
Grand Total Raised $74,461

2012

Black won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Black raised a total of $-785.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Black's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$-785
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Black was up for re-election, she collected $34,116 in donations.[12]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Boilermakers Local 27 $3,000
Laborers Local 916 $1,500
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades $1,000
Life Sciences Fund/City Chamber of Commerce $1,000

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Linda Fischer's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Linda R. Fischer $19,325
SEMO Democratic Rally $1,400
Citizens for Mike Talboy $1,300
Friends for Fallert $1,000
Boilermakers Local 27 $1,000

Party switch

Black was re-elected on November 4, 2014, to the Missouri House of Representatives as a Democrat. However, on November 5, 2014, she announced she was switching parties, and joining the Republicans. Black told the press that she had considered switching parties for quite some time. "It's been a joke around the capitol with Republicans for quite a while that I needed to go ahead and join the party because I was already voting with them on so many issues," she said. Black singled out traditional marriage and Second Amendment rights as two issues she had ideological disagreements with the Democrats over, but noted that her differences with the party were over "many issues". When she made the announcement, she had already filed the paperwork to join the Republicans.[1]

Black's flip to the Republican party brought their total in the House of Representatives up to 118 following the 2014 general election.[1]

Personal

Black is married with two children. She has been involved with the Missouri Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, Saint Francois Democrat Club and the University of Missouri Extension Council Board of Directors.[13]

Scorecards

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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.

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[14]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[15]
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.[16]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[17]
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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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Daily Journal Online, "Rep. Linda Black switches parties," November 5, 2014
  2. Missouri Secretary of State, "All Results - State of Missouri - Primary Election - August 5, 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
  3. Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List - Primary Election," accessed July 24, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Daily Dunklin, "Democrat Hodges says he's in for 8th District," February 14, 2013
  5. Washington Post, "Republicans nominate Jason Smith for Missouri special election," February 9, 2013
  6. Southeast Missourian, "Hodges tapped as Democratic nominee in 8th District," February 17, 2013
  7. Missouri Secretary of State, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
  8. Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
  9. Missouri Secretary of State, "Official Election Returns - State of Missouri General Election - 2008 General Election," December 2, 2008
  10. Follow the Money, "Fischer, Linda R," accessed May 15, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Fischer, Linda R," accessed December 21, 2013
  12. Follow the Money, "Missouri 2010 - Candidates," accessed May 15, 2014
  13. Project Vote Smart, "Linda Black's Biography," accessed May 15, 2014
  14. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed September 2, 2014
  15. Americans for Prosperity Missouri, "2014 Legislative Report Card," July 1, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed September 2, 2014
  17. Americans for Prosperity Missouri, "2014 Legislative Report Card," July 1, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 117
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 107
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Ron Hicks (R)