Susan Carlson

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Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson.jpg
Missouri House of Representatives, District 64
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Associate'sCottey College for Women
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
J.D.University of Nebraska
Date of birth11/02/1949
Place of birthLincoln, NE
Office website
Susan Carlson (b. November 2, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 64 from 2011 to 2013.

Carlson's professional experience includes the following; attorney at the United States Department of Justice, law professor at Washington University Law School, and high school teacher.

Carlson earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska, her BFA in education from the University of Nebraska, and her AA from Cottey College for Women.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carlson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 87. Carlson was initially defeated by incumbent Stacey Newman in the August 7 primary election. She was then defeated by Newman on September 24 in a new election, which was called after it was discovered that workers at a polling station handed out over one hundred incorrect ballots.[1][2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 87 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Newman Incumbent 51.3% 1,861
Susan Carlson Incumbent 48.7% 1,766
Total Votes 3,627


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Carlson won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Carlson's opponents in the August 3 primary wereAmy Hilgemann, David Leipholtz, and Daniel Schesch.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Carlson (D) 7,210
Patricia Verde (R) 2,005
Mark Opheim (C) 188

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Carlson was up for re-election, she collected $100,633 in donations.[4]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Peter Katsinas - Charles Real Estate Investment $12,000
Harrietts List $3,000
Greiman, Alan $2,500
Obrien, Polly $2,000


Carlson and her husband, Gerald, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 64
Succeeded by
Robert Cornejo (R)