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|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 24th district
|Preceded by||Joan Bray|
|Born||1961/1962 (age 52–53)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
John Lamping was born and raised in southern St. Louis County, Missouri. Following graduation from St. Louis University High School, he attended Princeton University, where he earned a degree in Economics in 1985. Lamping worked as a currency trader in New York City and later earned his MBA from NYU. When not involved with his duties in the General Assembly, he works for a St. Louis securities brokerage firm.
He and his wife Caryn (whom he met while in New York City) are the parents of six children.
In 2010, Lamping defeated Democrat Barbara Fraser in a close general election for a four-year term, to replace the term-limited Joan Bray. The initial vote tally showed a difference of only 133 votes between Lamping, the leader, and Fraser. Fraser requested a recount from the Missouri Secretary of State's office, and on December 22, 2010 the recount officially certified Lamping as the winner by 126 votes.
|Missouri 24th District State Senate Election 2010|
Committee Assignments -- Senator Lamping served on the following committees during the 96th General Assembly:
- Vice-Chairman, Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment.
- Member, Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families.
- Member, Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government.
- Member, Transportation.
- Member, Veterans Affairs, Emerging Issues, Pensions & Urban Affairs.
Affordable Care Act bill
Lamping attracted national attention in 2013 when he introduced a bill which would suspend the state licenses to operate in Missouri of any insurance companies which accepted subsidies offered by the United States government to pay health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Lamping asserted that (despite National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius), the ACA is "illegal" and will eventually be overturned by federal courts.
- State senate campaign website
- John Lamping wife and children info. from campaign website
- Young, Virginia. "New attack on Obamacare filed in Missouri Legislature" St. Louis Post-Dispatch January 13, 2014
- Boldin, Michael. "Missouri bill would gut Obamacare" Washington Times December 27, 2013