Tom McDonald

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Tom McDonald
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom McDonald is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

McDonald earned his B.A. in Advertising Communication. Now retired, his professional experience includes working as a Retail Environment and Industrial Designer for Hallmark Cards, and a Partner with McDonald, Slater, & Associates.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Fiscal Review
General Laws
Tourism and Natural Resources
Transportation
Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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. Incumbent Tom McDonald defeated Ryan Meyer in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom McDonald Incumbent 78.2% 1,678
Ryan Meyer 21.8% 468
Total Votes 2,146

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

McDonald won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 28. McDonald defeated Patrick J. Riehle in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Jim Aziere (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom McDonald Incumbent 57.2% 9,119
     Republican Jim Aziere 42.8% 6,811
Total Votes 15,930

2010

On November 2, 2010, McDonald won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, McDonald ran unopposed for District 49 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[5]

McDonald raised $17,755 for his campaign.[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 49
Candidates Votes Percent
Tom McDonald (D) 12,715 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McDonald is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, McDonald raised a total of $62,335 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[7]

Tom McDonald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 28 Won $32,700
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 49 Won $11,880
2008 Missouri House of Representatives, District 49 Won $17,755
Grand Total Raised $62,335

2012

McDonald won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McDonald raised a total of $32,700.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom McDonald's campaign in 2012
Anheuser-Busch$1,500
Ameristar Casinos$1,250
AMEREN$1,100
Comcast$1,000
Missouri Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$32,700
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which McDonald was up for re-election, he collected $11,880 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors $1,000
Union Pacific Railroad $800
Bnsf Railway $800
Ameristar Casinos $800

Personal

McDonald is married with 12 children.[9]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[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 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.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[13]
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 28
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 49
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jeanie Riddle (R)