Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt REPRepublican

American politician (born 1950)

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Roy BluntREPRepublican American politician (born 1950)
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Roy Dean Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is an American politician who served as a United States senator from Missouri from 2011 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 33rd Missouri Secretary of State (1985–1993) and U.S. Representative for Missouri's 7th congressional district (1997–2011). Born in Niangua, Missouri, Blunt is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). After serving as Missouri Secretary of State from 1985 to 1993, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Missouri's 7th congressional district in 1996. There, he served as Republican Whip from 2003 to 2009. Blunt successfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010. The next year, he was elected vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Blunt, who was the dean of Missouri's congressional delegation, was elected to serve as Policy Committee chairman in November 2018. On March 8, 2021, he announced that he would not seek reelection in 2022. He was succeeded in the U.S. Senate by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.On July 17, 2023, it was announced that Blunt was appointed as a member of Southwest Airlines's board of directors.

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Campaign Funding

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Total Spent
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
Securities & Investment$897,657
Real Estate$770,032
Leadership PACs$634,046
Lawyers/Law Firms$632,940
Health Professionals$455,250
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$441,934
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$389,685
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Missouri State University
MA History and Government
Southwest Baptist University
BA History
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Republican Policy Committee, United States Senate
2019 - 2023
United States Senate
2011 - 2023
United States House of Representatives
1996 - 2010
Secretary of State
State of Missouri
1985 - 1992
Former Acting Majority Leader
United States House of Representatives
Former Majority Whip
United States House of Representatives
Former Minority Whip
United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Senate Republican Conference, United States Senate
Southwest Baptist University
1993 - 1996
Greene County
1972 - 1984
Former Chief Education Officer
Greene County, Missouri
Former High School History Teacher
Greene County, Missouri
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Smithsonian Council for American Art
Kennedy Center Board of Trustees
State Historical Society of Missouri
Former Chair
National Voters Education Project
Former Chief Election Officer
Greene County, Missouri
Springfield-Greene County Historic Preservation Society
Former Member
Federal Election Commission Advisory Panel
Former Chair
Joint Committee on the Library, United States Congress
Former Chair
Greene County Historic Sites Board
Former Chair
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Chair
Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate
Former Chair
Joint Committee on Printing, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Co-Chair
House Education Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
National Republican Congressional Committee
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Republican Steering Committee
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, United States Senate
Former Member
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee, United States Senate