John Joseph Rizzo

Running, Democrat for U.S. House of Representatives District 19

John Joseph Rizzo

John Joseph Rizzo running for U.S. House of Representatives District 19

 

Full Name: John Joseph 'J.J.' Rizzo Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: State House - District 40, Democratic  
First Elected: 11/02/2010  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 19  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: N/A
Family: Wife: Lindsay
Home City: Columbus Park, MO

 

Bio:

John Rizzo is running for State Representative because he believes the 40th District can be great again. The only candidate in this race who is a life long resident of Northeast. John knows the history of the area, and has a unique perspective on improving our neighborhoods and overall quality of life. John and his wife Lindsay live in Columbus Park where John grew up and have been married for two years. His wife Lindsay is a public interest attorney and they have shown that they are committed to helping our community.


The Rizzo family has lived in Northeast since the 1920's and John is the third of four generations currently residing in Northeast. Throughout the years the Rizzo family has been a major part of the Northeast community, Henry Rizzo (John's Father) was our State Representative for almost two decades. Passing legislation to help Northeast, like historic tax credits for home renovations, and many other successes. Henry is now the current Jackson County Legislature Chairman representing all of Jackson County and securing funding through programs to benefit Northeast. Silvia Rizzo (John's Mother) was a Jackson County Legislator in the 1990's, and has been active in Northeast for decades.

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He has the energy and commitment required to make state government work for the benefit of Northeast.

  • The only candidate who is a lifelong resident of Northeast
  • Graduate Rockhurst University
  • Board Member, Truman Medical Center
  • Former Member, Kansas City Planning Comm.
  • 11th Ward Committeeman, Jackson County

John Rizzo will fight for:

  • Better police protection
  • Neighborhood improvements and services
  • Affordable and accessible healthcare
  • A cap on utility rates

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
Nay
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
Nay
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
Nay
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
Nay
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
Nay
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
Nay
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
Nay
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
Nay
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
Nay
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)
Nay