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Steve Cookson
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 153
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 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Master'sSoutheast Missouri State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 26, 1956
Place of birthDallas, Texas
ProfessionCattle Farmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Cookson (b. June 26, 1956) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 153. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Cookson earned his M.S. from Southeast Missouri State University. His professional experience includes working as a cattle farmer, superintendent at Ripley County R-II, and principal at Carter and Wright Counties.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Elementary and Secondary Education, Chair
Higher Education
Tourism and Natural Resources
Joint Committee on Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cookson 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 take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Steve Cookson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ginny Keirns was unopposed in the Libertarian primary. Cookson faces Keirns in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cookson won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 153. Cookson ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 153, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cookson Incumbent 79.6% 11,464
     Independent Jack "Skip" Johnson 20.4% 2,939
Total Votes 14,403

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Cookson won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Cookson's opponent in the August 3 primary was Chris Johnston.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 153 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Cookson (R) 6,393
George Meyers (D) 3,856
Rory Calhoun (C) 647

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cookson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cookson raised a total of $105,233 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[5]

Steve Cookson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 153 Won $35,645
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 153 Won $69,588
Grand Total Raised $105,233

2012

Cookson won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cookson raised a total of $35,645.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Cookson's campaign in 2012
Doug Libla for Senate$2,250
Coffman & Co. PC$1,500
Eagle Investment Corp. Southern Truck & Trailer$1,250
Scott, L. Joe$1,000
Eagle Investments Corp. Southern Truck & Trailer$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,645
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Cookson was up for re-election, he collected $69,588 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Sinquefield, Rex A & Jeanne C $13,500
Friends of Tilley $5,000
Smith, Ron & Sue $3,250
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Missouri $2,735

Personal

Cookson and his wife, Joy, have one child.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[8]
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.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[10]
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
Mike Dethrow (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 153
2011–present
Succeeded by
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