Luann Ridgeway

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Luann Ridgeway
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Missouri State Senate District 17
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
1993-2003
Education
Bachelor'sWilliam Woods and Westminster College, 1978
J.D.University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1981
Personal
BirthdayMay 19, 1956
Place of birthMoberly, MO
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Luann Ridgeway (b. May 19, 1956) is a former Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 17 from 2005 to 2013.

Ridgeway earned her BA in History/Political Science from William Woods and Westminster College in 1978. She then received her JD from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1981.

Ridgeway was an attorney for Landmark Legal Foundation from 1981 to 1986. She was also an Associate for Wilkins and Millin from 1986 to 1987. She has been an attorney for Ridgeway Law Office since 1987.

Ridgeway served in the Missouri State House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000. From 1995 to 1999 she was House Assistant Minority Whip.

Ridgeway has a husband, Richard.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ridgway won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Sandra Aust (D).[1]

Missouri State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Luann Ridgeway (R) 50,451 53.1%
Sandra Aust (D) 44,578 46.9%

2004

On November 2, 2004, Ridgeway won election to the 17th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Philip Willoughby (D).[2]

Missouri State Senate, District 17 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Luann Ridgeway (R) 44,179 52.8%
Philip Willoughby (D) 39,443 47.2%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, a year in which Ridgeway was up for re-election to Senate District 17, she collected $655,434 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Senate Republicans $67,500
Missourians for Robert Mayer $30,000
Public Charter Schools for Missouri East $25,675
3rd Republican Senatorial District Committee $17,038

2004

In 2004, a year in which Ridgeway was up for election to Senate District 17, she collected $276,894 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Ridgeway, Luann & Richard $20,000
34th Republican Senatorial District Cmte $8,925
35th Republican Legislative District Cmte $6,000
Missouri Bankers Association $4,775

2000

In 2000, a year in which Ridgeway was up for re-election to House District 35, she collected $21,260 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2000 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $1,050
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway $550
Missouri State Chiropractic Association $550
Missouri Association of Realtors $550

1998

In 1998, a year in which Ridgeway was up for re-election to House District 35, she collected $33,556 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 1998 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $2,100
Missouri Bankers Association $1,450
Anheuser-Busch $1,150
Missouri State Medical Association $550

1996

In 1996, a year in which Ridgeway was up for election to House District 35, she collected $655,434 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 1996 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $2,000
Anheuser-Busch $700
Dorsch, John & Vicki $500
American Family Insurance $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri State Senate District 17
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Ryan Silvey (R)