Michael Colona

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Michael Colona
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 80
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
J.D.St. Louis University
Personal
ProfessionAdjunct Professor/Lawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Colona is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served as State House Minority Whip.

Biography

Colona graduated from Truman State University and earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University. His professional experience includes working as an Adjunct Professor of Criminology at the University of Missouri, and as a lawyer in private practice.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
General Laws
Insurance Policy
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Colona served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Colona won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 80. Colona defeated Rio S. Vitale in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Colona Incumbent 76% 3,205
Rio S. Vitale 24% 1,012
Total Votes 4,217

2010

On November 2, 2010, Colona won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 67 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Michael Colona (D) 6,260
Curtis Farber (R) 1,370

2008

On November 4, 2008, Colona ran unopposed for District 67 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[4]

Colona raised $62,286 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 67
Candidates Votes Percent


Michael Colona (D) 11,598 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Colona is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Colona raised a total of $328,140 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

Michael Colona's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State House, District 80 Won $151,639
2010 Missouri State House, District 67 Won $106,496
2008 Missouri State House, District 67 Won $62,286
2000 Missouri State House, District 68 Defeated $7,719
Grand Total Raised $328,140

2012

Colona won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Colona raised a total of $151,639.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Colona was up for re-election, he collected $106,496 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $4,000
Supporters Of Health Research & Treatments $4,000
Anheuser-Busch $3,250
Fort, Jeffrey T $3,100

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Michael Colona's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Michael J. Colona $4,425
87th Democratic Legislative District CMTE $2,019
Public Charter Schools for Missouri East $1,000
David Parks $1,000
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives $1,000

Personal

Colona has been a member of the Saint Louis University School of Law Alumni Association, Truman University Alumni Association, Lawyers for Equality, Illinois Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis, and the Missouri State Bar Association.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 80
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 67
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Steve Webb (D)