Cole McNary

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Cole McNary
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 86
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
Base salary35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Master'sSaint Louis University
Date of birth07/10/1964
Office website
Campaign website
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Cole McNary (b. July 10, 1964) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 86 from 2009 to 2013.

McNary earned his Teaching Certificate in Physics from the University of Missouri Saint Louis, MBA from Saint Louis University, and B.S. in Aviation Management from Auburn University.

He is a member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and United Methodist Church of Green Trails.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Cole McNary endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

No New Taxes Pledge

Prior to the 2011 legislative session, a minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the "No New Taxes Pledge." Only four out of 34 state Senate members signed the pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 34 lawmakers signed.

McNary signed the pledge.[3]



See also: Missouri down ballot state executive elections, 2012

McNary ran for Missouri Treasurer in 2012.[4] He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary. Incumbent Clint Zweifel (D) and Sean O'Toole (L) were also unopposed for their respective parties.[5] McNary was defeated by incumbent Clint Zweifel in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Missouri Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClint Zweifel Incumbent 50.4% 1,332,876
     Republican Cole McNary 45.4% 1,200,368
     Libertarian Sean O'Toole 4.1% 109,188
Total Votes 2,642,432
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.


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


On November 04, 2008, Cole McNary ran for District 86 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Martha Ott. [7]

Cole McNary raised $59,219 for his campaign.[8]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 86
Candidates Votes Percent
Cole McNary (R) 11,691 58.0%
Martha Ott (D) 8,478 42.0%

Campaign donors


McNary lost the election to the position of Missouri Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, McNary raised a total of $647,803.


In 2010, a year in which McNary was up for re-election, he collected $33,785 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Pfautch, Roy $1,250
Missouri Bankers Association $1,150
Check Into Cach of Missouri Inc $1,000
Mcnary, Gene $1,000


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Cole McNary's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Missourians Needing Educational Alternatives $2,500
Gene McNary $2,000
Ina Tornallyay $2,000
106th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,000
Al Sikes $1,000


McNary and his wife, Christie, live in Chesterfield, Missouri. They have three children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 86
Succeeded by
Rory Ellinger (D)