Leonard Hughes, IV

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Leonard Hughes, IV
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 42
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
Date of birth04/15/1979
Place of birthKansas City, MO
ProfessionChief Executive Officer, Abraxas Incorporated
Office website
Leonard Hughes, IV (b. April 15, 1979) is a former Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 42 from 2005 to 2013.

Hughes is Chief Executive Officer of Abraxas Incorporated. He earned his BA in American Studies from the University of Missouri, 2005.

He is a member of Freedom Incorporated, NAACP, Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and is Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


On May 4, 2011, the Senate and House each procured sufficient votes to override Governor Jay Nixon's (D) veto. Four Democrats were needed to vote with the GOP in the House. Hughes cast the fourth and final vote. Hughes -- who after the vote was reported to be crying -- said he voted for the plan because his Congressman (Emanuel Cleaver) requested he do so.[2] The House vote was 109-44 to override while the Senate vote was 28-6. The other three House Democrats to vote in favor of override were:



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


On November 04, 2008, Leonard Hughes, IV ran unopposed for District 42 of the Missouri House of Representatives. [3]

Leonard Hughes, IV raised $33,775 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 42
Candidates Votes Percent
Leonard Hughes, IV (D) 13,851 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Hughes was up for re-election, he collected $7,975 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $1,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $500
Supporters Of Health Research & Treatments $500


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Leonard Hughes, IV's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Jeanne C. & Rex A. Sinquefield $15,000
Rex A. Sinquefield $5,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 42
Succeeded by
Bart Korman (R)