|Missouri House of Representatives, District 96|
|2009 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Place of birth||Saint Louis, MO|
|Profession||Owner, Gateway Advisors, LLC|
Leara is the Owner of Gateway Advisors, Limited Liability Company. He worked for Stifel, Nicolaus and Company from 1995-1999, and has also worked for Merill Lynch and in construction. He attended Saint Louis University and Saint Louis Community College.
Leara is a member of the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Chestwood Chamber of Commerce, and Fenton Chamber of Commerce.
No New Taxes Pledge
In Missouri for 2011, a minority of lawmakers signed the "No New Taxes Pledge." Only four out of 34 state Senate members signed the pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 35 lawmakers have signed.
Leara signed the pledge.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leara served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Retirement, Chair|
|• Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leara served on these committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development|
|• Retirement, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leara served on these committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Real ID and Personal Privacy|
|• Appropriations - Transportation and Economic Development|
Leara won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 96. Leara ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 2, 2010 Leara won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 95 General Election (2010)|
|Mike Leara (R)||9,870|
|Alice Sgroi (D)||5,385|
|Steve Newton (C)||427|
Mike Leara raised $30,419 for his campaign.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 95|
|Mike Leara (R)||11,882||59.9%|
|Alice Geary Sgroi (D)||7,944||40.1%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Leara was up for re-election, he collected $37,160 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce||$1,500|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike Leara's 2008 campaign.
|Republican Central CMTE of St Louis County||$1,625|
|85th Republican Legislative District CMTE||$1,625|
|1st Republican Senatorial District CMTE||$1,625|
|3rd Republican Congressional District CMTE||$1,625|
|106th Republican Legislative District CMTE||$1,450|
Leara is married and has 4 children.
- Missouri House of Representatives - Rep. Mike Leara
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- ↑ "Minority of state lawmakers sign ‘no-new-taxes’ pledge," Missouri Watchdog, November 16, 2010
- ↑ Missouri Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Missouri Secretary of State - Unofficial primary results
- ↑ Missouri House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Leara's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Leara
Scott Sifton (R)
|Missouri House of Representatives District 96
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 95
| Succeeded by|
Marsha Haefner (R)
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