John Lamping

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John Lamping
John Lamping Missouri Politicians.jpg
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 24th district
In office
Preceded by Joan Bray
Succeeded by Jill Schupp
Personal details
Born 1961/1962 (age 55–56)[1]
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Caryn
Children 6
Alma mater Princeton University
New York University
Profession Securities broker

John T. Lamping is an American politician and securities broker from the state of Missouri. A Republican, he is a former member of the Missouri Senate representing the 24th district from 2011 to 2015.[2]

Personal history[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Political history[edit]

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.[5][6] 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.[7]

Lamping did not run for re-election to a second term in the Senate in 2014.[8]

Missouri 24th District State Senate Election 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Lamping 30,619 50.1% Winner
Democratic Barbara Fraser 30,493 49.9%

Committee Assignments -- Senator Lamping served on the following committees during the 96th General Assembly:[10]

  • 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[edit]

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.[11][12]


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