Cole McNary

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Cole McNary
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 86th district
In office
2009–2013
Preceded byJane Cunningham
Succeeded byRory Ellinger
Personal details
Born (1964-07-10) July 10, 1964 (age 55)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Christy
ChildrenShannon
Courtney
Mitchell
ResidenceChesterfield, Missouri
Alma materAuburn University
St. Louis University
OccupationTeacher
WebsiteCampaign Website

Cole McNary (born July 10, 1964) is an American high school teacher and a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives.[1] He has represented the 86th district, which includes Chesterfield, since 2009.[1] He was the Republican nominee for Missouri State Treasurer in 2012.[2] He subsequently ran for the Monarch Fire Board.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Cole McNary is the son of Gene McNary, the former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Executive Director of the Missouri Gaming Commission, and County Executive of St. Louis County.[1] His mother is Ina Risch McNary Tornallyay.

The younger McNary attended Lindbergh High School in St. Louis County.[1] He then obtained a bachelor's degree in Aviation Management from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Louis University.[1] He worked with business analysis and sales before getting a Teaching Certificate in Physics from The University of Missouri-St. Louis and becoming a teacher.[1] Before becoming a State Rep. he worked for St. John Vianney High School where he taught mathematics and physics.[1] McNary met his wife, Christy, while campaigning for his father.[1] They have three children and attend United Methodist Church of Green Trails in Chesterfield.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 2008, McNary ran for the Missouri House of Representatives.[1] He defeated five opponents in the Republican primary, winning with 48.5 percent of the vote.[1] McNary then went on to win the general election against Martha "Marty" Ott, with 57.94% of the vote.[4] In 2010, he won reelection without opposition.[5] He was one of thirty-nine state legislators to sign a no new taxes pledge.[6] After redistricting drew incumbent Missouri State Representatives John Diehl and Rick Stream into the same district as McNary, McNary declared his intention to run for State Treasurer of Missouri in 2012.[7] A large part of his campaign was his experience as chairman of the downsizing state government committee in the state house.[7] He won the Republican nomination but lost in the general election to incumbent Clint Zweifel.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 Race for State Treasurer of Missouri
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Clint Zweifel 1,332,876 50.4
Republican Cole McNary 1,200,368 45.4
Libertarian Sean O'Toole 109,188 4.1
2010 General Election for Missouri’s 86th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Cole McNary 11,809 98.20
2008 General Election for Missouri’s 86th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Cole McNary 11,691 57.94
Democratic Martha "Marty" Ott 8,478 42.01

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k http://house.mo.gov/bio.aspx?year=2011&district=086
  2. ^ http://midwestdemocracyproject.org/blogs/entries/rep-mcnary-run-state-treasurer-mo/[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-03-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-02-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-02-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2011-02-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/redistricting-to-shape-city-treasurer-s-race-too/article_b7911884-1d06-11e1-9869-001a4bcf6878.html
  8. ^ http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=TAllResults^%20%c2%a0%20%c2%a0%20All%20Results%20%c2%a0%20%c2%a0^011656688155[permanent dead link]

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