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Bill Lant

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Bill Lant
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 159
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Associate'sJasper County Junior College
Date of birthJanuary 18, 1947
Place of birthEvansville, Indiana
Office website
Bill Lant (b. January 18, 1947) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 159. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Lant earned his A.A. from Jasper County Junior College. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Lant's Feed & Farm Supply and as a salesman and account executive at ABF Freight Systems.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Professional Registration and Licensing
Workforce Development and Workplace Safety, Chair
Joint Committee on Child Abuse


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

Election history


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lant won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 159. Lant defeated Freddie Jennings in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 159 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Lant Incumbent 58.6% 2,543
Freddie Jennings 41.4% 1,799
Total Votes 4,342


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Lant won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Lant's opponents in the August 3 primary were Bill Buening and David Liveoak.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Lant was up for re-election, he collected $23,159 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Brown, Glenn $2,400
Lant, William H $1,400
Alford, Rich $1,000
Lant, Bill $1,000


Lant and his wife, Jane, have three children.

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Preceded by
Billy Pat Wright (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 159
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 131
Succeeded by
Sonya Anderson (R)