Jay Wasson

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Jay Wasson
Missouri State Senate, District 20
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Current term ends
January 5, 2015
Political party Republican
Profession Real Estate Developer
Website Senate website
Jay Wasson (b. October 24, 1956) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate. He has represented District 20 since 2011.

Wasson attended Drury University. He works as a real estate developer. Prior to joining the House, Wasson served as Mayor of the City of Nixa from 1997-2002.

He is a member of the Community Foundation Board, Ozark Branch Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Nixa Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wasson has been appointed to these committees:


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

  • Budget
  • Insurance
  • Special Standing Committee on Health Insurance
  • Special Standing Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing (Chairman)



On November 2, 2010 Wasson won election to the Missouri State Senate, defeating Terry Traw.

Missouri State Senate, District 20 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Wasson (R) 60,614
Terry Traw (D) 17,175


On November 04, 2008, Jay Wasson ran for District 141 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Ron Shawgo. [2]

Jay Wasson raised $113,709 for his campaign.[3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 141
Candidates Votes Percent
Jay Wasson (R) 15,745 72.8%
Ron Shawgo (D) 5,890 27.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Wasson was up for election to Senate District 20, he collected $313,135 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Mike Cunningham $12,500
Rightchoice Managed Care $10,000
Missouri Automobile Dealers Association $7,800
Missouri Independent Bankers Association $7,500


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