There’s a republican primary (and no one else in the general election) in the 144th Legislative District. From the Missouri Secretary of State:
State Representative – District 144
Name Mailing Address Random Number Date Filed
Paul Fitzwater 12007 S STATE HWY 21 POTOSI MO 63664 275 2/25/2014
Ron Bohn PO BOX 239 IRONDALE MO 63648 3/24/2014
It’s a rematch from 2010.
Yesterday, at the Missouri Ethics Commission, someone dropped a lot of money on the challenger:
C141394 06/19/2014 COMMITTEE TO ELECT RON BOHN Missouri Club for Growth P.O. Box 2068 St Louis MO 63158 6/19/2014 $25,000.00
Why would the right wingnut money people have a problem with Representative Paul Fitzwater (r)?:
JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE
Second Regular Session, 97th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SIXTY-THIRD DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 [pdf]
SENATE BILLS VETOED DURING THE SECOND REGULAR SESSION
SS#3 SCS SBs 509 & 496, with motion to override the Governor’s veto, pending, relating
to income taxes, was taken up by Representative Koenig.
Representative Diehl moved the previous question.
Which motion was adopted by the following vote:
Allen Anderson Austin Bahr Barnes
Bernskoetter Berry Brattin Brown Burlison
Cierpiot Conway 104 Cookson Cornejo Cox
Crawford Cross Curtman Davis Diehl
Dohrman Dugger Elmer Engler Entlicher
Fitzpatrick Fitzwater Flanigan Fraker Franklin
Frederick Funderburk Gannon Gatschenberger Gosen
Grisamore Guernsey Haahr Haefner Hampton
Hansen Higdon Hinson Hoskins Hough
Houghton Hurst Johnson Jones 50 Justus
Keeney Kelley 127 Koenig Kolkmeyer Korman
Lair Lant Lauer Leara Lichtenegger
Love Lynch Marshall McCaherty McGaugh
Messenger Miller Molendorp Moon Morris
Muntzel Neely Neth Parkinson Pfautsch
Phillips Pike Pogue Redmon Rehder
Reiboldt Remole Rhoads Richardson Riddle
Ross Rowden Rowland Scharnhorst Schatz
Schieber Shull Shumake Solon Sommer
Spencer Stream Swan Thomson Torpey
Walker White Wieland Wilson Wood
Zerr Mr. Speaker
Anders Black Burns Butler Carpenter
Colona Conway 10 Dunn Ellington Englund
Frame Gardner Harris Hubbard Hummel
Kelly 45 Kirkton Kratky LaFaver Mayfield
McCann Beatty McDonald McKenna McManus McNeil
Meredith Mims Mitten Montecillo Newman
Nichols Norr Otto Pace Peters
Pierson Rizzo Roorda Runions Schieffer
Schupp Smith Swearingen Walton Gray Webber
ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 007
Curtis English Hicks Hodges May
…Gee, you vote with the billionaires…
Rep. Paul Fitzwater, a Republican, represents Iron County and parts of Washington, Wayne and Reynolds Counties (District 144) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Fitzwater is a retired school teacher and coach.
He has been honored on a number of occasions as Coach of the Year while coaching high school track and field. Rep. Fitzwater also worked as a high school and college basketball referee. He also owns and operates Fitzwater and Son Concrete.
Rep. Fitzwater attends First Baptist Church. He is a member of the National Rifle Association.
Rep. Fitzwater is a graduate of Potosi High School. He received his B.A. in Education from Tarkio College in 1981.
Apparently he’s not “tenther” enough.
So, who drops money on the Missouri Club for Growth?:
C101046 05/18/2012 MISSOURI CLUB FOR GROWTH POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 5/17/2012 $500,005.00
C101046 09/01/2012 MISSOURI CLUB FOR GROWTH POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 8/31/2012 $160,000.00
C101046 07/17/2013 MISSOURI CLUB FOR GROWTH POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 7/15/2013 $750,000.00
C101046 03/27/2014 MISSOURI CLUB FOR GROWTH POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 3/27/2014 $973,000.00
Maybe it’s all about teacher tenure.