|Missouri State Senate District 2|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 5, 2015
Rupp earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995.
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.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rupp has been appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations, Vice Chair
- Joint Committee on Education
- Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
- General Laws
- Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
Select Committee on Redistricting, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rupp served on these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Missouri Senate
- Education Committee, Missouri Senate
- General Laws Committee, Missouri Senate
- Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, Missouri Senate
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.
- 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.
|Missouri State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)|
|Scott Rupp (R)||57,542|
|Don Crozier (D)||23,331|
|Missouri State Senate, District 2 (2006)|
|Scott Rupp (R)||18,289||53.7%|
|Wayne Henke (D)||15,770||46.3%|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 13 (2004)|
|Scott Rupp (R)||15,946||64.5%|
|James Lloyd (D)||8,770||35.5%|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 85 (2002)|
|Scott Rupp (R)||9,310||65.7%|
|Tom Stephens (D)||4,852||34.3%|
Contribution reports have not all been submitted yet.
In 2008, Rupp collected $157,075 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|4th Republican Senatorial District Committee||$12,800|
|30th Republican Legislative District Committee||$12,800|
|31st Republican Senatorial District Committee||$12,600|
|15th Republican Legislative District Committee||$8,050|
|12th Republican Senatorial District Committee||$6,000|
Rupp and his wife, Natalie, have one child.
- Scott Rupp official campaign website
- Scott Rupp's official Missouri Senate member page
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Scott Rupp on Twitter
- Scott Rupp on Facebook
- "Congressional Delegation Wades in to Redistricting Fight," Missouri News Horizon," April 19, 2011
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011
- Stateline, "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011
- Missouri Secretary of State - Candidates filed for August 2010 Primary
- Missouri Secretary of State - 2006 Special Election Results
- Missouri Secretary of State - 2004 General Election Results
- Missouri Secretary of State - 2002 General Election Results
- 2010 contribution reports
- 2008 contributions to Scott Rupp
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