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Bill Stouffer
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Missouri State Senate District 21
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri College of Agriculture
Date of birthApril 19, 1947
Place of birthNapton, Missouri
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
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Personal website
Campaign website
Bill Stouffer (b. April 19, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 21 from 2005 to 2013. He served as Majority Caucus Leader.

Stouffer ran unsuccessfully for Secretary of State of Missouri in 2012, losing in the Republican primary on August 7 to state rep. Shane Schoeller.

Stouffer earned his BA from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture. He is a small business owner, a farmer, and a former School Board President.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stouffer served on these committees:



See also: Missouri secretary of state election, 2012


  • Stouffer received approximately 30% of the vote in the Republican primary contest on August 7, 2012, finishing third.
Missouri Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Schoeller 35.3% 193,207
Scott Rupp 34.5% 188,701
Bill Stouffer 30.2% 165,588
Total Votes 547,496
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.

Stouffer sought the Republican nomination for secretary of state in 2012 alongside state senator Scott Rupp and state rep. Shane Schoeller. He was defeated in the August 7 primary election by Schoeller. Schoeller will go on to face Democratic nominee Jason Kander, and two third party candidates - Libertarian Cisse Spragins and Constitution Party candidate Justin Harter in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]


  • Voter photo-ID law

"We need photo ID to protect the government,” Stouffer said.[2] Stouffer said when prompted to provide his view on increasing voter identification requirements at the April 23 College Republican State Convention debate. While supportive of the current mission by one of his two Republican primary opponents, Rep. Shane Schoeller, to prevent voter fraud through his sponsorship of a compulsory photo ID bill, Stouffer does not support the bill as it is written. To date, the bill places too many obstacles before overseas troops seeking to cast their absentee ballots, Stouffer believes. He agrees with third Republican primary candidate, fellow Sen. Scott Rupp, that if the bill's language is changed-as Schoeller claims will happen-then he will vote for it. Stouffer pointed out that "You can’t live in our society without photo ID and it’s a level of security to prove we are who we are."[2]

  • Elections

Stouffer wants "to work with county clerks to clean up conflicts in Missouri’s election law."[3]


Stouffer was endorsed by The Kansas City Star in the Republican primary race, which takes place August 7. The staff behind the Missouri-based publication chose to support Stouffer over fellow GOP lawmakers Schoeller and Rupp because "he impressed us with his efforts to find a funding source to improve Interstate 70, and his funny campaign video touting the merits of his dog shows he has a sense of humor."[4]


On November 4, 2008, Stouffer won re-election to the 21st District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Joe Sadeghi (D).[5]

Missouri State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Stouffer (R) 47,285 64.0%
Joe Sadeghi (D) 26,643 36.0%


On November 2, 2004, Stouffer won election to the 21st District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Paige Bellamy (D).[6]

Missouri State Senate, District 21 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Stouffer (R) 38,454 52.0%
Paige Bellamy (D) 35,438 48.0%

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Stouffer was up for re-election to Senate District 21, he collected $236,396 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
William Stouffer $44,893
Partners for Leadership $5,650
Missouri Soybean Association $5,650
Missouri Bankers Association $4,700


In 2004, a year in which Stouffer was up for election to Senate District 21, he collected $195,401 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Stouffer, Bill $65,256
6th Republican Congressional District Cmte $6,000
7th Republican Senatorial District Cmte $5,000
34th Republican Senatorial District Cmte $4,000

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Stouffer currently resides on his family farm in Saline County, Napton, Missouri, with his wife, Sue Ellen. He has two children, Bert and Rob, and four grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
David Pearce (R)