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Tom Hurst
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 62
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Hurst is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Hurst's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "Life begins at conception. Period."

Pro-Business

  • Excerpt: "I believe that government should help, not hurt, businesses and the people who operate those businesses."

Pro-Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "With the demand for their production being at it's strongest, they need to be able to produce for all without interference from those who, although may be well intentioned, do not understand the bigger picture when it comes to agriculture."

Pro-Family

  • Excerpt: "I believe in traditional family values when it comes to marriage, religion, and the freedom to raise your children your own way. I believe in the marriage of a man to a woman. I strongly believe in the freedom OF religion, not FROM religion."

Pro-2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "I believe in the right to protect your family and your assets. This also goes along with the ability to not live in fear of criminals having weapons but the legal system not allowing you to have one to protect you and your family from them."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Downsizing State Government
Economic Development
Elections
Missouri Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight

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 Tom Hurst defeated Bruce Sassmann in the Republican primary.[2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 62 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hurst Incumbent 67.7% 4,563
Bruce Sassmann 32.3% 2,182
Total Votes 6,745

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hurst won election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 62. Hurst defeated Chris Brundick, Stephen Wieberg, Chris Mertz, Matthew Combs, Bruce Sassmann, and Eldon L. Kelley in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Greg Stratman (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hurst 66.3% 11,082
     Democratic Greg Stratman 33.7% 5,639
Total Votes 16,721
Missouri House of Representatives, District 62 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hurst 32.7% 2,204
Bruce Sassmann 21.5% 1,447
Chris Brundick 16.7% 1,122
Stephen Wieberg 13.3% 897
Chris Mertz 10.9% 732
Eldon L. Kelley 2.6% 175
Matthew Combs 2.4% 159
Total Votes 6,736

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hurst is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hurst raised a total of $55,641 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

Tom Hurst's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 62 Won $55,641
Grand Total Raised $55,641

2012

Hurst won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hurst raised a total of $55,641.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Hurst's campaign in 2012
Hurst, Tom$20,000
Anonymous$5,000
Sinquefield, Rex A.$2,500
Ott, William$1,000
Blaine for Congress, Inc. 2012$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$55,641
Source:Follow the Money

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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Missouri House of Representatives District 62
2013–present
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