Tom Dempsey

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Tom Dempsey
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Missouri State Senate, District 23
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, Missouri State Senate
2013 - present
Majority Floor Leader, Missouri State Senate
2011 - 2012
Majority Caucus Whip, Missouri State Senate
2009 - 2010
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives
2001 - 2009
Education
Bachelor'sRockhurst University, 1989
Personal
BirthdayMay 8, 1967
Place of birthSt. Charles, Missouri
ProfessionVice President, First National Bank of Saint Louis
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Dempsey (b. May 8, 1967) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 2007. He currently serves as President Pro Tem.

Dempsey served in the Missouri State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007. During this time, he served as Majority Floor Leader. He was also a member of the Saint Charles City Council and Council Liaison for Vath Commission.

Biography

Dempsey earned his B.S. in Political Science from Rockhurst University in 1989. His professional experience includes working as manager of Bristol Bar & Grill, General Manager of The Columns Banquet Center, and Vice President of the First National Bank of St. Louis.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration, Chair
Gubernatorial Appointments, Chair
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics, Vice-chair
Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dempsey served on the following committees:

Issues

2011 redistricting

Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation assembled in April 2011 to throw their weight behind changes to the two existing congressional redistricting maps.

The chairmen of the state legislature’s redistricting committees, Rep. John Diehl, Sen. Scott Rupp, House Speaker Steven Tilley, House Majority Floor Leader Rep. Tim Jones, Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer, and Dempsey. Senators Jason Crowell and Brad Lager were seen entering party headquarters, but did not stay long.

Congress members Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Todd Akin, Vicky Hartzler and Sam Graves were said to have joined the conversation in person or via phone link.

The redistricting stalemate between the Missouri House and Senate spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.

The controversy concentrated on the way the two maps divided St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map split St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map featured a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Dempsey won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 23. Dempsey ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dempsey won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Larry Willis (D).[4]

Missouri State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Dempsey (R) 50,821 60.2%
Larry Willis (D) 33,613 39.8%

2007

On September 4, 2007, Dempsey won a special election to the 23rd District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Ed Appelbaum (D).[5]

Missouri State Senate, District 23 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Dempsey (R) 6,671 56.2%
Ed Appelbaum (D) 5,199 43.8%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Dempsey won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Joe Koester (D).[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 18 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Dempsey (R) 6,534 52.8%
Joe Koester (D) 5,840 47.2%

2004

On November 2, 2004, Dempsey won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating opponents Edmund Staude (I) and John Thrower (Constitution).[7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 18 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Dempsey (R) 10,882 81.7%
Edmund Staude (I) 1,772 13.3%
John Thrower (Constitution) 666 5.0%

2002

On November 5, 2002, Dempsey won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Kurt Trachte (L).[8]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 18 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Dempsey (R) 8,706 85.7%
Kurt Trachte (L) 1,452 14.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dempsey is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Dempsey raised a total of $1,679,435 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[9]

Tom Dempsey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 23 Won $843,078
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 23 Not up for election $289,766
2008 Missouri State Senate, District 23 Won $208,030
2006 Missouri State House, District 18 Won $176,552
2004 Missouri State House, District 18 Won $100,407
2002 Missouri State House, District 18 Won $34,762
2000 Missouri State House, District 18 Won $26,840
Grand Total Raised $1,679,435

2012

Dempsey won re-election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dempsey raised a total of $843,078.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Dempsey's campaign in 2012
Sinquefield, Rex A.$50,000
Ameren$24,350
Right Choice Managed Care$22,500
Missouri Hospital Association$17,000
CNS Corp.$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$843,078
Source:Follow the Money


2008

In 2008, a year in which Dempsey was up for election to Senate District 23, he collected $208,030 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Missourians for Tax Reform Statewide $10,000
Missouri Republican Leadership Council $5,000
Missouri Bankers Association $4,725
Missouri Healthcare Association $4,150

2006

In 2006, a year in which Dempsey was up for re-election to House District 18, he collected $176,552 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
18th Republican Legislative District Cmte $4,700
14th Republican Legislative District Cmte $4,700
19th Republican Legislative District Cmte $4,700
Missouri Bankers Association $4,450

2004

In 2004, a year in which Dempsey was up for re-election to House District 18, he collected $100,407 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $3,600
18Th Republican Legislative District Cmte $3,000
Missouri Restaurant Association $1,050
QC Financial Services $900

2002

In 2002, a year in which Dempsey was up for re-election to House District 18, he collected $34,762 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Republican 16th Legislative District Cmte $2,925
People Of Courage 2nd Congressional District Cmte $1,670
Missouri State Medical Association $900
Ameristar Casinos $825

2000

In 2000, a year in which Dempsey was up for re-election to House District 18, he collected $26,840 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2000 were:

Donor Amount
St Charles County Republican Central Cmte $1,000
Life Underwriters $550
Plackemeier, Mh $550
Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry $550

Personal

Dempsey was a member of the Youth Advisory Board and the Parks and Recreation Board.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[12]
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.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[14]
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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