Mike Lair

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Mike Lair
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
Master'sCentral Methodist University, 2003
Personal
ProfessionSocial Studies Teacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Lair is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Lair earned his B.S. in History from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and M.A. in Education from Central Methodist University. His professional experience includes working as a social studies teacher, construction laborer, farmhand, gas station attendant, and small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Education, Chair
Budget
Retirement
Rules
Joint Committee on Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lair served on the following committees:

Issues

No New Taxes Pledge

A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.

Lair signed the pledge.[1]

Election history

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lair won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 7. Lair defeated John A. Myers in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Harry Wyse (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Lair Incumbent 60% 8,630
     Democratic Harry Wyse 40% 5,758
Total Votes 14,388
Missouri House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Lair Incumbent 77.3% 3,628
John A. Myers 22.7% 1,068
Total Votes 4,696

2010

On November 2, 2010 Lair won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Lair (R) 8,389
Dale Toms (D) 2,858

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lair ran for District 7 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Harry Wyse.[4]

Lair raised $89,215 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes Percent
Mike Lair (R) 7,937 51.4%
Harry Wyse (D) 7,509 48.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lair is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lair raised a total of $174,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[6]

Mike Lair's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 7 Won $47,558
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 7 Won $38,050
2008 Missouri House of Representatives, District 7 Won $89,215
Grand Total Raised $174,823

2012

Lair won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lair raised a total of $47,558.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Lair's campaign in 2012
Pfautch, Roy$2,500
Anheuser-Busch$1,500
BNSF Railway$1,300
Rural Telecommunications Committee$1,050
Neville, Ronald$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,558
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, a year in which Lair was up for re-election, he collected $38,050 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Humphreys, David Craig $5,000
Dino, Leonard S $1,000
Pfautch, Roy $1,000
Neville, Ronald A $1,000

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike Lair's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
David Craig Humphreys $5,325
Capitol Strategies Group LLC $1,825
Steve Boyers $1,350
Commercial Bank $1,325
Roy Pfautch $1,325

Personal

Lair is married with two children. He has been a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau, National Council for Social Studies, National Rifle Association; Chairman of the Social Studies Department at Chillicothe High School; and a Federal Grant Administrator for the Teaching American History Project.[8]

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