Noel Torpey

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Noel Torpey
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 29
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 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sGraceland University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 12, 1971
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Noel Torpey (b. December 12, 1971) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Torpey earned his B.A. in Social Science from Graceland University. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health and Social Services, Vice-chair
Economic Development
Fiscal Review
Small Business, Chair
Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering

2011-2012

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

Issues

No New Taxes Pledge

Prior to the 2011 legislative session, a minority of Missouri 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 34 lawmakers signed.

Torpey signed the pledge.[1]

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. John Sutton defeated Winston Apple in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Noel Torpey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Torpey defeated Sutton in the general election.[2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sutton 50.4% 1,376
Winston Apple 49.6% 1,355
Total Votes 2,731

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Torpey won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 29. Torpey ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated John Sutton (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNoel Torpey Incumbent 53.7% 9,483
     Democratic John Sutton 46.3% 8,180
Total Votes 17,663

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Torpey won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Torpey's opponent in the August 3 primary was Joel Blevins.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 52 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Noel Torpey (R) 8,123
Robbie Makinen (D) 5,290

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Torpey is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Torpey raised a total of $225,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Noel Torpey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 29 Won $126,113
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 52 Won $44,174
2004 Missouri House of Representatives, District 52 Defeated $35,421
2002 Missouri House of Representatives, District 52 Defeated $20,008
Grand Total Raised $225,716

2012

Torpey won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Torpey raised a total of $126,113.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Noel Torpey's campaign in 2012
StudentFirst$5,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City$3,500
Farrington, Buford L. (Bunk)$2,500
Missouri Freedom$2,500
Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$126,113
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Torpey was up for re-election, he collected $44,174 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Citzens for Brad Lager $2,500
Committee to Elect Ron Richards 2010 $2,000
Torpey, Julie $2,000
Torpey Brothers Lawn & Landscaping $1,800

Personal

Torpey and his wife, Julie, have two children.

Scorecards

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[9]
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.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
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
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Missouri House of Representatives District 29
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 52
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Stanley Cox (R)