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  |Project = SLP
 
  |Project = SLP
 
  |Name = Scott Rupp
 
  |Name = Scott Rupp
    |Current candidacy =Missouri Secretary of State
 
    |Current candidacy election date = November 6, 2012
 
 
  |Profile picture = Scott Rupp.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Scott Rupp.jpg
  |Position = Missouri State Senate District 2
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  |Position = Missouri State Senate, District 2
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2007-Present
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  |Tenure = 2006 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 5, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 5, 2015]]
  |Assumed office = 2007
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  |Assumed office = 2006
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership =  
 
  |Leadership =  
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Base salary = $35,915/year
 
  |Base salary = $35,915/year
  |Per diem = $98.40/day
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  |Per diem = $104/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Last election =November 2, 2010
 
  |Last election =November 2, 2010
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  |Citations =  
 
  |Citations =  
 
  |Birthday = October 17, 1973
 
  |Birthday = October 17, 1973
  |Place of birth = Peoria, IL
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  |Place of birth = Peoria, Illinois
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Religion = Catholic
 
  |Religion = Catholic
  |Office website = http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem02.htm
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  |Office website = http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem02.htm
  |Campaign website = http://www.ruppformissouri.com/
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  |Campaign website =  
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/Scott.T.Rupp
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  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Rupp''' (b. October 17, 1973) has been a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Missouri State Senate]] since 2006.  He represents the 2nd district. Rupp is a candidate for [[Missouri Secretary of State]] in the 2012 election. The current office holder, [[Democratic|Democrat]] [[Robin Carnahan]], is retiring from the post at the end of her present term.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Rupp''' (b. October 17, 1973) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Missouri State Senate]], representing District 2.  He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in April 2006.
  
Rupp earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995.
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Rupp served in the [[Missouri House of Representatives]] from 2003 to 2006.
  
Rupp was an Investment Representative/Owner of Rupp & Associates.  He has also worked as a Mortgage Broker and Owner of Educational Funding & Financial Aid Specialists.
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==Biography==
 
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Rupp earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995.  His profession experience includes working as an Investment Representative/Owner of Rupp & Associates, mortgage broker, and owner of Educational Funding & Financial Aid Specialists.
Rupp was a member of the State Board for First Steps.  He served in the Missouri State House of Representatives from 2003 to 2006.  He then won a special election for the Missouri State Senate in April of 2006.  He has served in that position since, representing the 2nd district.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rupp served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Missouri
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Small Business, Insurance and Industry
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|Chair3 = Chair
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|Committee4 = Joint Committee on Education
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Committee6 = Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
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|Joint6 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rupp has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rupp served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Missouri Senate|Appropriations]], Vice Chair
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* [[Education Committee, Missouri Senate|Education]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Joint Committee on Education, Missouri Legislature|Joint Committee on Education]]
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering, Missouri Legislature|Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering]]
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|State = Missouri
* [[General Laws Committee, Missouri Senate|General Laws]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement, Missouri Legislature|Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
Select Committee on Redistricting, Chair
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
* [[Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, Missouri Senate|Small Business, Insurance and Industry]], Chair
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Education  
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|Committee3 = Joint Committee on Education
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = General Laws  
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|Committee6 = Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 = Small Business, Insurance and Industry  
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|Chair7 = Chair
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rupp served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rupp served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Missouri Senate]]
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* [[Education Committee, Missouri Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[General Laws Committee, Missouri Senate]]
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, Missouri Senate]]
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|State = Missouri
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = Education  
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|Committee3 = General Laws  
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|Committee4 = Small Business, Insurance and Industry  
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Redistricting 2011===
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===Voter fraud===
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When prompted to provide his view on increasing voter identification requirements at the College Republican State Convention debate on April 23, 2012, Rupp said, “Why shouldn’t we use this to guarantee the safety of our most sacred thing which is your right to vote?”<ref name=mogop>[http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2012/4/24/missouri-republican-candidates-spar-forum/ ''The Maneater,'' "Missouri Republican candidates spar in forum," April 24, 2012]</ref>. He supported the underlying mission of his Republican primary opponent for Missouri Secretary of State, Rep. [[Shane Schoeller]], who sponsored a bill to reduce voter fraud by requiring voters to show proof of citizenship at the polls. He did not support the bill as written at the time out of concern for troops voting absentee from overseas. Rupp and another Republican primary candidate, fellow Sen. [[Bill Stouffer]], agreed that if the bill's language was changed, they would vote for the law. Rupp argued that "voter photo identification is necessary for common security, and is already used with credit cards, bank accounts and in the work place."<ref name=mogop/>
  
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In addition to stricter voter identification measures, Rupp voiced support for available technologies, such as electronic poll books, that he argued would help curb voter fraud by at once verifying the voter and also ensuring he or she was not registered to vote in multiple places.<ref>[http://www.dailygate.com/articles/2012/07/25/news/dgc2903635.txt ''The Daily Gate City,'' "3 GOP lawmakers run for MO secretary of state," July 25, 2012]</ref>
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===2011 redistricting===
 
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Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation assembled in April 2011 to throw their weight behind changes to the two existing congressional redistricting maps.
 
Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation assembled in April 2011 to throw their weight behind changes to the two existing congressional redistricting maps.
  
The chairmen of the state legislature’s redistricting committees, Rep. [[John Diehl]], Sen. [[Scott Rupp]], House Speaker [[Steven Tilley]], House Majority Floor Leader Rep. [[Timothy Jones]], Senate President Pro Tem [[Robert Mayer]], and Majority Floor Leader Sen. [[Tom Dempsey]]. Senators [[Jason Crowell]] and [[Brad Lager]] were seen entering party headquarters, but did not stay long.
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The chairmen of the state legislature’s redistricting committees, Rupp, Rep. [[John Diehl]], House Speaker [[Steven Tilley]], House Majority Floor Leader Rep. [[Timothy Jones]], Senate President Pro Tem [[Robert Mayer]], and Majority Floor Leader Sen. [[Tom Dempsey]]. Senators [[Jason Crowell]] and [[Brad Lager]] were seen entering party headquarters, but did not stay long.
  
 
Congress members Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Todd Akin, Vicky Hartzler and Sam Graves were said to have joined the conversation in person or via phone link.
 
Congress members Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Todd Akin, Vicky Hartzler and Sam Graves were said to have joined the conversation in person or via phone link.
  
The redistricting stalemate between the Missouri House and Senate has spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.
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The redistricting stalemate between the Missouri House and Senate spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.
 
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The controversy concentrates on the way the two maps divide St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map splits St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map features a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.<ref>[http://monewshorizonblog.org/2011/04/congressional-delegation-wades-in-to-redistricting-fight/ "Congressional Delegation Wades in to Redistricting Fight," ''Missouri News Horizon," April 19, 2011]</ref>
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===Political positions===
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The controversy concentrated on the way the two maps divided St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map split St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map featured a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.<ref>[http://monewshorizonblog.org/2011/04/congressional-delegation-wades-in-to-redistricting-fight/ "Congressional Delegation Wades in to Redistricting Fight," ''Missouri News Horizon," April 19, 2011]</ref>
====Debt negotiations====
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Rupp is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?TabID=305&tabs=1027,79,950#1027 ''National Conference of State Legislatures,'' "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011]</ref> the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
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TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.<ref>[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=601794 ''Stateline,'' "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011]</ref>
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===2011 debt negotiations===
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Rupp was a member of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?TabID=305&tabs=1027,79,950#1027 ''National Conference of State Legislatures,'' "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011]</ref> the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
  
==Elections==
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TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.<ref>[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=601794 ''Stateline,'' "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Election history==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Missouri secretary of state election, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Missouri secretary of state election, 2012]]''
Rupp will compete against Congressmen [[Shane Schoeller]] and [[Bill Stouffer]] in the [[Republican]] primary race for [[Missouri Secretary of State]] on August 7th. The general election will take place on November 6, 2012.
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Rupp sought the Republican nomination for Missouri Secretary of State in 2012 alongside fellow state senator [[Bill Stouffer]] and state representative [[Shane Schoeller]]. He was defeated by [[Shane Schoeller]] in the [[Republican]] primary contest on August 7. Schoeller faced Democratic primary nominee [[Jason Kander]], [[Cisse Spragins]] (L), and [[Justin Harter]] (C) in the general election on November 6, 2012; Kander won the contest.<ref>[http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx ''Missouri Secretary of State,'' "2012 Primary Election Results," August 8, 2012]</ref><br>
  
===Issues===
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'''Primary'''<br>
*'''Voter photo-ID law'''
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::*Rupp was narrowly defeated in the 2012 Republican primary by Shane Schoeller.
“Why shouldn’t we use this to guarantee the safety of our most sacred thing which is your right to vote?”<ref name=mogop>[http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2012/4/24/missouri-republican-candidates-spar-forum/ ''The Maneater,'' "Missouri Republican candidates spar in forum," April 24, 2012]</ref> Rupp said when prompted to provide his view on increasing voter identification requirements at the April 23 College Republican State Convention debate. He supports the underlying mission of one of his Republican primary opponents, Rep. Shane Schoeller, who is currently sponsoring a bill to reduce voter-fraud by requiring voters to show proof of citizenship at the polls. He doesn't, however, support the bill as it is written due to the obstacles it would place before troops trying to vote absentee from overseas. Rupp and the third Republican primary candidate, fellow Sen. Bill Stouffer, agree that if the bill's language is changed, as Schoeller claims will happen, they will vote for the law. Rupp pointed out that "voter photo identification is necessary for common security, and is already used with credit cards, bank accounts and in the work place."<ref name=mogop/>
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{{MOPrimaryRepSOS2012Results}}
 
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*'''Fraud'''
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In addition to stricter voter identification measures, Rupp wants to take advantage of available technologies, such as electronic poll books, that would help curb voter fraud by at once verifying the voter and also ensuring he/she is not registered to vote in multiple places.
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“We’ll just restore integrity to the office,” said Rupp, 38.<ref>[http://www.dailygate.com/articles/2012/07/25/news/dgc2903635.txt ''The Daily Gate City,'' "3 GOP lawmakers run for MO secretary of state," July 25, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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| align="right" | 23,331  
 
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|}
 
  
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
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Rupp won election to a full term in the [[Missouri State Senate]] in 2006.  He defeated Joe Brazil in the August 8 Republican primary, and Wayne Henke (D) in the November 7 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=173 Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 Primary Election Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=189 Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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| align="right" | '''44,875'''
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| align="center" | 54.3%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Wayne Henke (D)
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| align="right" | 36,650
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| align="center" | 45.7%
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|}
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===2006 special election===
  
 
On April 4, 2006, Rupp won a special election for the 2nd District Seat in the [[Missouri State Senate]], defeating Wayne Henke (D).<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=164 Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 Special Election Results]</ref>
 
On April 4, 2006, Rupp won a special election for the 2nd District Seat in the [[Missouri State Senate]], defeating Wayne Henke (D).<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?arc=1&eid=164 Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 Special Election Results]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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|totalraised2004 = 62623
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2004|Missouri State House, District 13]]
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|totalraised2002 = 44748
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2002|Missouri State House, District 13]]
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, a year in which Rupp was up for re-election to [[Missouri State Senate|Senate District 2]], he collected $333,468 in donations.<ref name = Contributions>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=18771 Campaign contributions on Follow the Money]</ref>
 
In 2010, a year in which Rupp was up for re-election to [[Missouri State Senate|Senate District 2]], he collected $333,468 in donations.<ref name = Contributions>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=18771 Campaign contributions on Follow the Money]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Scott + Rupp + Missouri + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Scott+Rupp+Missouri+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Scott Rupp News Feed</rss>
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Rupp and his wife, Natalie, have one child.
 
Rupp and his wife, Natalie, have one child.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Scott + Rupp + Missouri + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Scott+Rupp+Missouri+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Scott Rupp News Feed}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.ruppforsenate.com/ Scott Rupp official campaign website]
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*[http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/members/mem02.htm Office website]
* [http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/members/mem02.htm Scott Rupp's official Missouri Senate member page]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=39699 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=39699 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=39699 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=39699 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121495 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97358 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79165 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67201 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7092 2002]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121495 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97358 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79165 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67201 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7092 2002]
 
*[http://twitter.com/scott_rupp Scott Rupp on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/scott_rupp Scott Rupp on Twitter]
*[http://www.facebook.com/Scott.T.Rupp Scott Rupp on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.ruppformissouri.com/ Scott Rupp for Secretary of State]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 16:34, 16 October 2013

Scott Rupp
Scott Rupp.jpg
Missouri State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
2003-2007
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri-Columbia, 1995
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1973
Place of birthPeoria, Illinois
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scott Rupp (b. October 17, 1973) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in April 2006.

Rupp served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2003 to 2006.

Biography

Rupp earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995. His profession experience includes working as an Investment Representative/Owner of Rupp & Associates, mortgage broker, and owner of Educational Funding & Financial Aid Specialists.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-chair
Education
Small Business, Insurance and Industry, Chair
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Voter fraud

When prompted to provide his view on increasing voter identification requirements at the College Republican State Convention debate on April 23, 2012, Rupp said, “Why shouldn’t we use this to guarantee the safety of our most sacred thing which is your right to vote?”[1]. He supported the underlying mission of his Republican primary opponent for Missouri Secretary of State, Rep. Shane Schoeller, who sponsored a bill to reduce voter fraud by requiring voters to show proof of citizenship at the polls. He did not support the bill as written at the time out of concern for troops voting absentee from overseas. Rupp and another Republican primary candidate, fellow Sen. Bill Stouffer, agreed that if the bill's language was changed, they would vote for the law. Rupp argued that "voter photo identification is necessary for common security, and is already used with credit cards, bank accounts and in the work place."[1]

In addition to stricter voter identification measures, Rupp voiced support for available technologies, such as electronic poll books, that he argued would help curb voter fraud by at once verifying the voter and also ensuring he or she was not registered to vote in multiple places.[2]

2011 redistricting

Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation assembled in April 2011 to throw their weight behind changes to the two existing congressional redistricting maps.

The chairmen of the state legislature’s redistricting committees, Rupp, Rep. John Diehl, House Speaker Steven Tilley, House Majority Floor Leader Rep. Timothy Jones, Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer, and Majority Floor Leader Sen. Tom Dempsey. Senators Jason Crowell and Brad Lager were seen entering party headquarters, but did not stay long.

Congress members Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Todd Akin, Vicky Hartzler and Sam Graves were said to have joined the conversation in person or via phone link.

The redistricting stalemate between the Missouri House and Senate spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.

The controversy concentrated on the way the two maps divided St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map split St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map featured a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.[3]

2011 debt negotiations

Rupp was a member of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[4] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[5]

Election history

2012

See also: Missouri secretary of state election, 2012

Rupp sought the Republican nomination for Missouri Secretary of State in 2012 alongside fellow state senator Bill Stouffer and state representative Shane Schoeller. He was defeated by Shane Schoeller in the Republican primary contest on August 7. Schoeller faced Democratic primary nominee Jason Kander, Cisse Spragins (L), and Justin Harter (C) in the general election on November 6, 2012; Kander won the contest.[6]

Primary

  • Rupp was narrowly defeated in the 2012 Republican primary by Shane Schoeller.
Missouri Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Schoeller 35.3% 193,207
Scott Rupp 34.5% 188,701
Bill Stouffer 30.2% 165,588
Total Votes 547,496
Election Results Via:Missouri Secretary of State.


2010

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Rupp won re-election to the Missouri State Senate. He faced Cynthia Davis in the primary. Don Crozier ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Missouri State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Rupp (R) 57,542
Don Crozier (D) 23,331

2006

Rupp won election to a full term in the Missouri State Senate in 2006. He defeated Joe Brazil in the August 8 Republican primary, and Wayne Henke (D) in the November 7 general election.[8][9]

Missouri State Senate, District 2 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rupp (R) 44,875 54.3%
Wayne Henke (D) 36,650 45.7%

2006 special election

On April 4, 2006, Rupp won a special election for the 2nd District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Wayne Henke (D).[10]

Missouri State Senate, District 2 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rupp (R) 18,289 53.7%
Wayne Henke (D) 15,770 46.3%

2004

On November 2, 2004, Rupp won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating James Lloyd (D).[11]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 13 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Rupp (R) 15,946 64.5%
James Lloyd (D) 8,770 35.5%

2002

On November 5, 2002, Rupp won election to the 13th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, defeating Tom Stephens (D).[12]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 85 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Rupp (R) 9,310 65.7%
Tom Stephens (D) 4,852 34.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rupp is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Rupp raised a total of $882,755 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[13]

Scott Rupp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $1,800
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 2 Won $333,468
2008 Missouri State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $157,075
2006 Missouri State Senate, District 2 Won $283,041
2004 Missouri State House, District 13 Won $62,623
2002 Missouri State House, District 13 Won $44,748
Grand Total Raised $882,755


Rupp was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rupp raised a total of $1,800.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Rupp's campaign in 2012
BNSF Railway$1,000
RX Systems$500
Windstream Communications$300
Total Raised in 2012$1,800
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, a year in which Rupp was up for re-election to Senate District 2, he collected $333,468 in donations.[14]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Sinquefield, Rex A $10,000
Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund $10,000
Missouri Health Care Association $9,000
Ameristar Casinos $6,500

2006

In 2006, a year in which Rupp was up for election to Senate District 2, he collected $283,041 in donations.[14]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
4th Republican Senatorial District Cmte $12,800
15th Republican Legislative District Cmte $11,100
18th Republican Legislative District Cmte $7,000
Missouri Bankers Association $6,500

2004

In 2004, a year in which Rupp was up for re-election to House District 13, he collected $62,623 in donations.[14]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
St Charles County Republican Central Cmte $2,000
Missouri Bankers Association $900
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Missouri $600
Farmers Insurance Group $600

2002

In 2002, a year in which Rupp was up for election to House District 13, he collected $44,748 in donations.[14]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Rupp, Scott T $2,283
People Of Courage 2nd Congressional District Cmte $2,000
St Charles County Republican Central Cmte $2,000
Missouri Bankers Association $800

Personal

Rupp and his wife, Natalie, have one child.

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