Scott Rupp

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Scott Rupp
Missouri State Senate District 2
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Current term ends
January 5, 2015
Political party Republican
Profession Businessman
Website Senate website
Scott Rupp (b. October 17, 1973) has been a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate since 2006. He represents the 2nd district.

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.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rupp has been appointed to these committees:

Select Committee on Redistricting, Chair

2009-2010

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

Issues

Redistricting 2011

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.[1]

Political positions

Debt negotiations

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,[2] 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.[3]

Elections

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.[4]

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

On April 4, 2006, Rupp won a special election for the 2nd District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Wayne Henke (D).[5]

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).[6]

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).[7]

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

2010

In 2010, a year in which Rupp was up for re-election to Senate District 2, he collected $333,468 in donations.[8]

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

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