Mike McGhee

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Mike McGhee
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 122
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2012
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Date of birth09/19/1947
Place of birthIndependence, Missouri
Office website
Mike McGhee (b. September 19, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 122 from 2005 to 2013.

McGhee is a farmer and real estate investor.

He is a leader/counselor with the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Buckner Chamber of Commerce, First Baptist Church of Odessa, International 4-H Youth Exchange, Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, Odessa Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McGhee served on these committees:


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.

McGhee signed the pledge.[1]

Committee assignments



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

McGhee ran in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 21. McGhee was defeated by incumbent David Pearce in the August 7 primary election.[2][3]

Missouri State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Pearce Incumbent 65.2% 12,452
Mike McGhee 34.8% 6,653
Total Votes 19,105


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

Missouri House of Representatives, District 122 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike McGhee (R) 9,543
Holmes Osborne (D) 4,733


On November 4, 2008, Mike McGhee ran for District 122 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Beth Grubb.[4]

Mike McGhee raised $43,848 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 122
Candidates Votes Percent
Mike McGhee (R) 10,906 56.6%
Beth Grubb (D) 8,365 43.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which McGhee was up for re-election, he collected $35,838 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Imagine Schools Missouri Region $5,000
Rural Telecommunications Cmte $1,050
Friends of Tilley $1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 $1,000


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike McGhee's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Steve A Flick Farm $2,500
Lafayette County Republican Central CMTE $1,948
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives $1,000
129th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,000
Johnson County Republican Party $1,000


McGhee is married and has 5 children.[7]

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Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 122
Succeeded by
Steve Lynch (R)