John Rizzo

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John Rizzo
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 19
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Campaign website
John Joseph Rizzo is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Rizzo serves as Minority Whip.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development
Local Government
Joint Committee on Government Accountability


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

Election history


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rizzo won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 19. Rizzo ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Rizzo won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Rizzo's opponent in the August 3 primary was Will Royster.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Rizzo (D) 2,373
Sean O'Toole (L) 1,187
See Voter fraud and other irregularities alleged in Missouri House District 40

Rizzo won the Aug. 3, 2010 primary by one vote. Challenger Will Royster claimed voter fraud and other irregularities and challenged the contest in Missouri courts.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Rizzo was up for re-election, he collected $26,775 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Rizzo, John $11,300
Missouri Council of School Administrators $1,100
Teamsters Local 541 $1,000
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity $1,000


Voter fraud

On May 13, 2013, John Moretina pleaded guilty in a United States Federal District Court to voter fraud in a 2010 Democratic primary for Missouri District 40. Moretina was charged with illegally registering to vote in Rizzo's district and lying to federal agents investigating the case. Moretina, Rizzo's uncle, was registered to vote at an address in Kansas City despite living in Gladstone, Missouri.[4] Moretina's actions may have impacted the election as Rizzo won the Democratic primary 664 to 663 over Will Royster.[5][6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 19
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 40
Succeeded by
Jim Hansen (R)