Jim Lembke

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Jim Lembke
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Missouri State Senate District 1
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
2003-2009
Education
High schoolMehlville Senior High, 1979
Personal
BirthdayJuly 24, 1961
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionBusiness Manager/Development Director, Providence Christian Academy
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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Jim Lembke (b. July 24, 1961) is a former Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 1 from 2009 to 2013.

Lembke received his diploma from Mehlville Senior High in 1979. Lembke then attended Meramac Community College from 1980 to 1981 and Covenant Theological Seminary in 1999.

Lembke was owner of Christopher's Shoes from 1981 to 1987. He then worked as Owner/Partner of Savile Row Clothing Retail from 1988 to 1997. He has been Business Manager/Development Director of Providence Christian Academy since 1997.

Lembke served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.

Issues

Campaign themes

Lembke's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Tax policy reform to ensure equity across the board. Tax policy that does not involve the government picking winners and losers. A free market is the best environment for job creation, not corporate welfare tax incentives that favor big businesses."

Taxes

  • Excerpt:"He believes that one of the best things government can do in a bad economy is allow people to keep more of their own money to save, spend, and invest as they choose."

Government Spending

  • Excerpt:"In hard economic times families have to tighten their belts and our government should too."

Education

  • Excerpt:"When it comes to education, Senator Lembke knows that we’re trying to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for problems that don’t exist yet; he fights to give students the tools they need to succeed in the most competitive environment in history."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Lembke ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 1. Lembke ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by House District 96 incumbent Scott Sifton (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Sifton 50.9% 45,689
     Republican Jim Lembke Incumbent 49.1% 44,055
Total Votes 89,744

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lembke won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Joan Barry (D). Lembke won by only 70 votes.[4]

Missouri State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Lembke (R) 44,216 50.0%
Joan Barry (D) 44,146 50.0%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Lembke won re-election to the 85th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Bob Burns (D).[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 85 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Lembke (R) 7,438 52.0%
Bob Burns (D) 6,870 48.0%

2004

On November 2, 2004, Lembke won re-election to the 85th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating opponents Jeff Wagener (D) and Jim Craig (L).[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 85 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Lembke (R) 9,047 50.2%
Jeff Wagener (D) 8,767 48.7%
Jim Craig (L) 192 1.1%

2002

On November 5, 2002, Lembke won election to the 85th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Michael Allen (D).[7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 85 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Lembke (R) 9,047 52.1%
Michael Allen (D) 6,591 47.9%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, a year in which Lembke was up for election to Senate District 1, he collected $503,957 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
David Craig Humphreys $60,675
Missouri State Republicans $29,000
Ethelmae Humphreys $20,675
1st Republican Senatorial District Committee $12,915

2006

In 2006, a year in which Sonju was up for re-election to House District 85, he collected $92,464 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
85Th Republican Legislative District Cmte $4,955
1St Republican Senatorial District Cmte $3,100
127Th Republican Legislative District Cmte $3,000
Missouri Bankers Association $2,525

2004

In 2004, a year in which Sonju was up for re-election to House District 85, he collected $90,196 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
King Strategic Communications Inc $2,800
Missouri Bankers Association $2,300
Republican 18Th Legislative District $2,000
Southwestern Bell $900

2002

In 2002, a year in which Sonju was up for election to House District 85, he collected $33,596 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $1,100
Haberberger Mechanical Contractors $600
Missouri Businesses for Good Government/Aim $600
Todd Akin for Congress $600

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Personal

Lembke and his wife, Donna, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri State Senate District 1
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Scott Sifton (D)