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Scott Rupp

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Scott Rupp
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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

2010

In 2010, a year in which Rupp was up for re-election to Senate District 2, he collected $333,468 in donations.[13]

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.[13]

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.[13]

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.[13]

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

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Personal

Rupp and his wife, Natalie, have one child.

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Preceded by
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Missouri State Senate District 2
2006–present
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