David Sater

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David Sater
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Missouri State Senate, District 29
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives, District 68
2005 - 2013
Bachelor'sSouthwest Missouri State University
BirthdayNovember 7, 1947
Place of birthSpringfield, Missouri
Office website
David Sater (b. November 7, 1947) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Sater served in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 68 from 2005 to 2013.


Sater earned his B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Southwest Missouri State University, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. His professional experience includes operating the Sater Pharmacy from 1974 to 2004.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Seniors, Families and Pensions, Vice-chair
Veterans' Affairs and Health


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


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



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Sater won election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 29. Sater defeated James E. Strahan, Gayle Wridge, and Jim Strafuss in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Missouri State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sater 50.7% 15,211
James E. Strahan 21.8% 6,540
Jim Strafuss 19% 5,702
Gayle Wridge 8.5% 2,554
Total Votes 30,007


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


On November 4, 2008, David Sater ran unopposed for District 68 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[3]

David Sater raised $33,745 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 68
Candidates Votes Percent
David Sater (R) 12,505 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sater is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Sater raised a total of $400,293 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[5]

David Sater's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 29 Won $305,228
2010 Missouri State House, District 68 Won $15,925
2008 Missouri State House, District 68 Won $33,745
2006 Missouri State House, District 68 Won $39,745
2004 Missouri State House, District 68 Won $5,650
Grand Total Raised $400,293


Sater won election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sater raised a total of $305,228.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Sater's campaign in 2012
Sater, David$21,500
Sater for Representative$13,411
Missouri Club for Growth$10,000
Missouri Hospital Association$5,750
Total Raised in 2012$305,228
Source:Follow the Money


Not all contribution reports have been submitted yet.[6]


Listed below are the two largest contributors to David Sater's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Pyramid Home Health Services $1,325
129th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,000


Sater is married and has 2 children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Goodman (R)
Missouri State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri State House District 68
Succeeded by
Keith English (D)