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John Rizzo (politician)

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John Joseph Rizzo
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 4, 2017 – Present
Preceded byPaul LeVota
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 19th district
In office
January 9, 2013 – January 4, 2017
Preceded byEd Schieffer
Succeeded byIngrid Burnett
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 40th district
In office
January 5, 2011 – January 9, 2013
Preceded byJohn Patrick Burnett
Succeeded byJim Hansen
Personal details
Born (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lindsay
ResidenceKansas City, Missouri
Alma materRockhurst University
OccupationMarketing Consultant
Website[1]

John Rizzo is a Democratic member of the Missouri Senate, serving since January 2017. Prior to his election into the Senate, Rizzo was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, serving the 19th and 40th districts from 2011 to 2017. He was also Democratic Minority Whip during this spell.

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Early life, education and career

John "J.J." Joseph Rizzo was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 3, 1980 to Henry and Silvia Rizzo. His father was a Missouri State Representative from 1985 until 2002 and in recent years served as chairman of the Jackson County legislature. His mother, like her husband and son, was also a Jackson County legislator. He has one older brother, Tony, who works for the Kansas City Police Department.

Rizzo went on to earn his BA in English and BS in Political Science from Rockhurst University in his hometown.[1] At Rockhurst, Rizzo was on the board of directors of Old Northeast, Inc., a non-profit that worked to restore homes in the Old Northeast neighborhood of Kansas City. He also became a Jackson County Committeeman as a Young Democrat, serving Ward 11.

Upon his graduation, he was appointed to the board of directors at Truman Medical Centers, serving on the fiscal responsibility committee there until his election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2011.[2]

Tenure

Rizzo is an opponent of Missouri's new "right-to-work" legislation arguing, "When you look at dollars and cents, I was told in politics years ago, when it's not about the money, it's about the money. I think we all know obviously what it's about. It's about lower wages.[3]

Rizzo has voted against setting a higher bar for discrimination lawsuits, tightening restrictions on lifetime government benefits and unemployment benefits as well as implementing voter identification laws. He has voted for an increase in the sales tax and against any cuts in income or corporate tax rates. His record indicates a pro-choice stance and support for an expansion of insurance coverage.[4]

Controversy

After all the votes were tallied in the highly competitive House District 40 race in 2010, Rizzo led fellow Democrat John Royster by 6 votes (650-644). After an automatic recount was triggered, Rizzo held on to his lead by a single vote, which led Royster to take his case to the Jackson County circuit court over several alleged voting irregularities. Although Kansas City election officials confirmed more than 24 voting discrepancies, Rizzo prevailed.

The Missouri Court of Appeals heard the case but expressed concern that there wasn't enough time for a new primary election. The court ultimately denied Royster's appeal before new evidence was brought forth including three voters who had admitted on camera to KCTV to using a false address in the district in order to vote there.[5]

Three years later, Rizzo's aunt and uncle pleaded guilty to charges filed by Jackson County Prosecuter Jean Peters Baker of illegally voting in 2010, though Rizzo denied any knowledge of the illegal act. The pair was fined and are barred from voting in Missouri for life.[6]

Electoral History

Missouri's 40th House District election, 2006
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John P. Burnett 841 48.7
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 834 48.3
Democratic Christopher Hanf 51 3.0
Missouri's 40th House District election, 2008
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John P. Burnett 1,000 59.0
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 694 41.0
Missouri's 40th House District election, 2010
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 664 50.0
Democratic Will Royster 663 50.0
General election
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 2,373 66.7
Libertarian Sean O'Toole 1,187 33.3
Missouri's 19th House District election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 870 100.0
General election
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 6,570 100.0
Missouri's 19th House District election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 995 100.0
General election
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 2,115 100.0
Missouri's 11th Senate District election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 4,571 46.2
Democratic Jessica Podhola 3,750 37.9
Democratic Anthony Banks 718 7.3
Democratic Mary Catherine DiCarlo 862 8.7
General election
Democratic John Joseph Rizzo 33,071 52.2
Republican Brent Thurston Lasater 30,318 47.8

References

  1. ^ "John Rizzo's Biography". Des Moines, IA: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Meet John". John Rizzo: Democrat for Senate. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Right-to-work bill nears anticipated completion in Missouri legislature". Jefferson City, MO: Missourinet. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ "John Rizzo's Voting Records". Des Moines, IA: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Voter fraud and other irregularities alleged in Missouri House District 40". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Will Royster challenged a 40th District political dynasty three years ago and got screwed. Now, he won't let it go". Kansas City, Missouri: The Pitch. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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