Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Kansas General Election

Kansas

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US President & Vice President (Kansas)
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
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Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
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Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
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James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Websitewww.judgejimgray.com
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Chuck Baldwin - REF
Joseph L. Martin - REF
Websitejosephmartin4senate.com
US House of Representatives
United States House Of Representatives District 1
Tim Huelskamp - R
Websitewww.huelskamp.org
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United States House Of Representatives District 2
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Dennis Hawver - L
Websitecampaign2012.koamtv.com/dennis-hawver
Lynn Jenkins - R
Websitewww.lynnjenkins.com
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Tobias Schlingensiepen - D
Websitewww.tobiasforcongress.com
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United States House Of Representatives District 3
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Joel Balam - L
Websitewww.balamforcongress.com
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Kevin W. Yoder - R
Websitewww.yoderforcongress.com
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United States House Of Representatives District 4
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Thomas Jefferson - L
Websitewww.jeffersonforcongress.com
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Mike Pompeo - R
Websitewww.PompeoForCongress.com
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Robert Leon Tillman - D
Websitewww.tillmanforcongress.com
Kansas Senate
State Senator District 1
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Steve Lukert - D
Dennis D. Pyle - R
Websitewww.pyleforsenate.com
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State Senator District 2
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Marci Francisco - D
Websitewww.marciforsenate.com
Ronald B. Ellis - R
Websitewww.ronelliskansas.com
State Senator District 3
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Tom Holland - D
Websitewww.tomhollandforkansas.org
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Anthony R. Brown - R
Websitewww.repanthonybrown.com
State Senator District 4
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David Haley - D
Websitehaleyforkansas.com
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Joe Ward
State Senator District 5
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Kelly Kultala - D
Websitewww.kellykultala.com
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Steve Fitzgerald - R
Websitevote4fitzgerald.com
State Senator District 6
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Pat Pettey - D
Websitewww.patpettey.com
Chris Steineger - R
Websitewww.ChrisSteineger.com
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State Senator District 7
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Kyle Russell - D
Websiterussellforkansas.com
Kay Wolf - R
Websitewww.kansansforkay.com
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State Senator District 8
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Lisa Johnston - D
Websitewww.LisaForKansas.com
Jim Denning - R
Websitejimdenning4kansas.com
State Senator District 9
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Merlin D. Ring - D
Websitemidwestdemocracy.com/candidates/merlin-ring
Julia Lynn - R
Websitewww.senatorjulialynn.com
State Senator District 10
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Mark J. Greene - D
Mary Pilcher-Cook - R
State Senator District 11
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Michael F. DeLaney - D
Websitewww.delaney4senate.com
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Jeff Melcher - R
Websitemelcherforsenate.com
State Senator District 12
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Denise Cassells - D
Websitecassellsforsenate.org
Caryn Tyson - R
Websitewww.votetyson.org
State Senator District 13
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Gene Garman - D
Jacob LaTurner - R
Websitelaturnerforkansas.com
State Senator District 14
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Eden Fuson - D
Forrest J. Knox - R
Websitewww.forrestknox.com
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State Senator District 15
Jeff King - R
Websitewww.jeffkingks.com
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State Senator District 16
Ty Masterson - R
State Senator District 17
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Susan K. Moran - D
Websitewww.kssenatedems.org/district-17
Jeff Longbine - R
Websitewww.jefflongbine.com
State Senator District 18
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Laura Kelly - D
Websitewww.laurakelly.org
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Dick Barta - R
Websitebartaforkansas.com
State Senator District 19
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Anthony Hensley - D
Websitewww.anthonyhensley.com
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Casey W. Moore - R
Websitecaseywmoore.com
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State Senator District 20
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Terry L. Crowder - D
WebsiteTerryforKansasSenate.com
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Vicki L. Schmidt - R
Websitewww.vickischmidt.com
Clarence A. Hinchey - D
State Senator District 21
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Juanita Roy - D
Greg A. Smith - R
Websitewww.gregsmith4kansas.com
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State Senator District 22
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Tom Hawk - D
Websitewww.tomhawk.com
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Bob Reader - R
Websitewww.bobreader.com
State Senator District 23
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Steve Wright - D
Robert S. "Rob" Olson - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/sen_olson_robert_1
State Senator District 24
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Janice Norlin - D
Tom Arpke - R
Websitewww.arpkeforsenate.com
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State Senator District 25
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Timothy L. Snow - D
Websitewww.snow4kansas.org
Michael O'Donnell - R
Websitewww.michaelforkansas.com
Dave Thomas - L
State Senator District 26
Dan Kerschen - R
Websitewww.DanKerschen.com
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State Senator District 27
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Diana Cubbage - D
Websitewww.kssenatedems.org/district-27
Leslie D. "Les" Donovan, Sr. - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/sen_donovan_les_1
State Senator District 28
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Keith Humphrey - D
Websitewww.kssenatedems.org/district-28
Mike Petersen - R
Websitemikepetersenkansas.com
State Senator District 29
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Oletha Faust-Goudeau - D
Kenya Cox - R
Websitewww.kenyacoxforkansassenate.blogspot.com
Carl Kramer - L
State Senator District 30
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Patrick K. Cantwell - D
Susan Wagle - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/members/sen_wagle_susan_1
State Senator District 31
Carolyn McGinn - R
Websitewww.workingforkansas.com
State Senator District 32
Steve E. Abrams - R
Websiteabramsforkansas.com
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State Senator District 33
Mitch Holmes - R
Websitewww.mitchholmes.com
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State Senator District 34
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Mark R. Treaster - D
Websitewww.marktreaster.org
Terry Bruce - R
Websitewww.senatorbruce.com
State Senator District 35
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Jay Scott Emler - R
Jesse Bryant - L
State Senator District 36
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Marquis Clark - D
Websitewww.kssenatedems.org/district-36
Elaine S. Bowers - R
Websitewww.elainebowers.com
State Senator District 37
State Senator District 38
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Johnny Dunlap, II - D
Websitewww.votejohnnydunlap2.com
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Garrett Love - R
Websitewww.loveforkansas.com
State Senator District 39
Larry R. Powell - R
Websitewww.larrypowellforsenate.com
State Senator District 40
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Allen Clark Schmidt - D
Websitewww.kssenatedems.org/our-team/senators/schmidt
Ralph Ostmeyer - R
Websitewww.ralphostmeyer.com
Kansas House
Representative District 1
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Grant Randall - D
Websitewww.randall2012.org
Michael Houser - R
Websitewww.houser4house.com
Representative District 2
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Robert "Bob" Grant - D
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/legsrv-house/index.do
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Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Locke - R
Websitewww.jeffreylocke.org
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Larry Monaghan - L
Representative District 3
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Julie Menghini - D
Websitewww.juliemenghini.com
Michelle Hucke - R
Websitemichellehucke.com
Representative District 4
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Shirley J. Palmer - D
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/legsrv-house/index.do
Marty Read - R
Websitevotemartyread.org
Representative District 5
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Bill Feuerborn - D
Kevin Jones - R
Websitewww.kevinjonesforkansas.com
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Representative District 6
Jene Vickrey - R
Websitewww.jenevickrey.org
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Representative District 7
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H. Dean Knewtson - D
Websitedean.blog.knewtson.com/blog
Richard J. Proehl - R
Websitekslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_proehl_richard_1
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Representative District 8
Craig McPherson - R
Websitemcphersonforkansas.com
Representative District 9
Edwin H. Bideau, III - R
Websitewww.edbideau.com
Representative District 10
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John C. Wilson - D
Websitewww.johnwilsonforkansas.com
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Erica Anderson - R
Websitewww.andersonforkansas.com
Representative District 11
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Darrel Harbaugh - D
Websitewww.harbaugh4kansas.com
Jim Kelly - R
Representative District 12
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Tina Bumgarner - D
Virgil Peck, Jr. - R
Websitewww.virgilpeck.com
Representative District 13
Representative District 14
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Roberta A. Eveslage - D
Websitewww.robertaeveslage.com
Keith Esau - R
Representative District 15
Robert Montgomery - R
Websitemontgomeryforkansas.com
Representative District 16
Amanda Grosserode - R
Websiteamandagrosserode.com
Representative District 17
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Brett M. Hildabrand - R
Websitewww.Brett4Kansas.com
Michael Kerner - L
Larry Meeker - D
Representative District 18
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Milack Talia - D
John Rubin - R
Websitewww.johnrubin.net
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Representative District 19
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Zachary Luea - D
Websitewww.zachluea.com
Stephanie Sawyer Clayton - R
Websiteclayton4kansas.com
Representative District 20
Rob Bruchman - R
Websitewww.robbruchman.com
Representative District 21
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Amy A. Bell - D
Barbara Goolsbee Bollier - R
Websitewww.barbarabollier.org
Representative District 22
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Nancy Lusk - D
Websitewww.nancylusk.com
Marla Brems - R
Representative District 23
Representative District 24
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Emily Perry - D
Christopher Kenneth Waldschmidt - R
Websitechris4kansas.com
Representative District 25
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Megan England - D
Websitemeganengland.com
Melissa A. Rooker - R
Websitemelissarooker.com
Representative District 26
Larry L. Campbell - R
Websitewww.votecampbell.net
Representative District 27
Ray Merrick - R
Websitewww.raymerrick.org
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Representative District 28
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Kelly L. Jackson - D
Jerry Lunn - R
Websitelunnforkansas.com
Representative District 29
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Nancy Leiker - D
James Eric Todd - R
Websitewww.ElectJamesTodd.com
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Representative District 30
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Liz Dickinson - D
Lance Kinzer - R
Websitewww.lancekinzer.com
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Representative District 31
Representative District 32
Michael J. "Mike" Peterson - D
Representative District 33
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Tom Burroughs - D
Websitetomburroughs.com
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Tony Bukaty - R
Representative District 34
Representative District 35
Broderick T. Henderson - D
Websitekslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/members/rep_henderson_broderick_1
Representative District 36
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Kathy Wolf Moore - D
Websitekathywolfemoore.com
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Shawn A. Shipp - R
Websitewww.shawnshipp.com
Jeff Caldwell - L
Representative District 37
Stan S. Frownfelter - D
Websitestanfrownfelter.com
Representative District 38
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Pete Henderson - D
Websitewww.hendersonforkansas.com
Willie Dove - R
Representative District 39
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Marlys Shulda - D
Charles Macheers - R
Representative District 40
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Linda Johnson - D
Websitelindaforkansas.com
John Bradford - R
Websitewww.johnbradfordks.com
Representative District 41
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Melanie Sanders Meier - D
Websitewww.meier4kansas.com
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Jana Taylor Goodman - R
Websitewww.janagoodman.com
Representative District 42
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Harold D. Fevurly, Jr. - D
Connie O'Brien - R
Websitewww.connieobrien.net
Representative District 43
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Kevin King - D
Websitekingforkansas.com
Bill Sutton - R
Websitewww.billsutton.us
Representative District 44
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Barbara W. Ballard - D
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_ballard_barbara_1
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Patrick Bengtson - R
Representative District 45
Tom Sloan - R
Websitewww.tomsloan.org
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Representative District 46
Paul Davis - D
Websitewww.davisforkansas.com
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Representative District 47
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Bruce Hanson - D
Ramon C. Gonzalez, Jr. - R
Websiteramongonzalezkansas.com
Representative District 48
Marvin G. Kleeb - R
Websitewww.marvinkleeb.com
Representative District 49
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Keith Mace - D
Websitekeith4kansas.com
Scott Schwab - R
Websitewww.scottschwab.com
John Wilson - L
Representative District 50
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Sean Gatewood - D
Joshua Powell - R
Websitepowellforkansas.com
Representative District 51
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Richard R. Pikul - D
Ron Highland - R
Representative District 52
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Theodore "Ted" Ensley - D
Shanti Gandhi - R
Websitewww.gandhiforkshouse.com
Representative District 53
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Annie Tietze - D
Websitewww.annietietze.us
Mike B. Burgess - R
Websitewww.mikeburgess.org
Representative District 54
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Ann E. Mah - D
Websitewww.annmah.org
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Ken Corbet - R
Websitewww.corbet54.com
Representative District 55
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Annie Kuether - D
Websitewww.anniekuether.com
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Becky Nioce - R
Websitewww.electbecky.net
Representative District 56
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Virgil Weigel - D
Websitewww.kshousedems.com/page/virgil-weigel-biography
Janet M. Mitchell - R
Representative District 57
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John Alcala - D
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_alcala_john_1
Aimee Rosenow - R
Representative District 58
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Harold Lane - D
Websitewww.kshousedems.com/page/harold-lane-biography
Quentin Martin - R
Representative District 59
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Caleb Correll - D
Websitecalebcorrell.com
Blaine Finch - R
Websitewww.finchforkansas.com
Representative District 60
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William L. Ballard - D
Don Hill - R
Websitewww.repdonhill.org
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Representative District 61
Richard Carlson - R
Websitewww.CarlsonForKansas.com
Representative District 62
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Dennis R. Stones - D
Randy Garber - R
Websiterandygarberforkansas.net
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Representative District 63
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Jerry Henry - D
Websitewww.kshousedems.com/page/jerry-henry-biography?
John Gotts - R
Representative District 64
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Vern Swanson - R
Websitewww.vernswanson.com
Philip "Skip" Breitmeyer - L
Websitephilipbreitmeyerforkansashouse.blogspot.com
Representative District 65
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Melody J. Saxton - D
Allan Rothlisberg - R
Websiteallanrothlisberg.com
Representative District 66
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Sydney Carlin - D
Websitewww.sydneycarlin.net
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Lee Modesitt - R
Websitewww.leemodesitt.com
Representative District 67
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Aaron Estabrook - I
Websitewww.vote4estabrook.com
Tom Phillips - R
Representative District 68
Tom J. Moxley - R
Websitewww.moxleyforkansas.org
Representative District 69
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Gary Swartzendruber - D
Websitewwwgaryswartzendruber.com
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J.R. Claeys - R
Websitewww.jrclaeys.com
Representative District 70
John E. Barker - R
Websitewww.barker4kansas.com
Representative District 71
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Alan Jilka - D
Websitewww.jilkaforcongress.com
Diana Dierks - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_dierks_diana_1
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Representative District 72
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Glenda Reynolds - D
Marc Rhoades - R
Websitekslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/members/rep_rhoades_marc_1
Representative District 73
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Pamela J. Lawson - D
Clark Shultz - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_shultz_clark_1
Representative District 74
Don Schroeder - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_schroeder_don_1
Representative District 75
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Suzanne Scribner - D
Will Carpenter - R
Websitewww.willforkansas.com
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Representative District 76
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Janet L. Lewis - D
Peggy L. Mast - R
Websitewww.peggymast.com
Representative District 77
J. David Crum - R
Websitekslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_crum_dave_1
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Representative District 78
Ronald W. Ryckman, Sr. - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_ryckman_ronald_1
Representative District 79
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Ed Trimmer - D
Larry W. Alley - R
Websitewww.larryalley.com
Representative District 80
Kasha Kelley - R
Websitewww.kansasleadership.com
Representative District 81
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Barbara Lynn Wells - D
Jim Howell - R
Websitewww.Howell4Ks.com
Representative District 82
Pete Degraaf - R
Websitewww.petedegraaf.org
Representative District 83
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Carolyn Bridges - D
Websitecarolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov
Tim Garvey - R
Websitetimgarvey4ks.com
Representative District 84
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Gail Finney - D
Websitewww.gailfinney.com
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Dan Heflin - R
Gordon Bakken - L
Representative District 85
Representative District 86
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Jim Ward - D
Websitewww.jimwardforkansas.org
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John Stevens - R
Websitewww.stevens86.com
James Pruden - L
Websitewomenforkansas.org/james-pruden
Representative District 87
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Chris Florquist - D
Mark Kahrs - R
Websitewww.kahrsforkansas.com
Santana Marie Talbert - L
Representative District 88
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Patricia M. Sloop - D
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_sloop_patricia_1
Joseph Scapa - R
Websitewww.josephscapa.com
Representative District 89
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Roderick A. Houston - D
Websiteroderickhouston.com
Emanuel E. Banks - R
Websitewww.emanuelbanks.com
Representative District 90
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Merry C. Matthews - D
Steve Huebert - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_huebert_steve_1
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Representative District 91
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Katelyn A. Delvaux - D
Gene Suellentrop - R
Websitegenesuellentrop.com
Representative District 92
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Nile Dillmore - D
Websitewww.niledillmore.com
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Brenda Landwehr - R
Websitebrendalandwehr.net
Representative District 93
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George F. "Joe" Edwards, II - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_edwards_joe_1
Daniel J. Thimesch - I
Representative District 94
Mario Goico - R
Websitewww.mariogoico.com
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Representative District 95
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Tom Sawyer - D
Websitewww.tomsawyerforkansas.com
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Benny L. Boman - R
Representative District 96
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Brandon Whipple - D
Websitewww.whippleforkansas.com
Rick Lindsey - R
Websitericklindsey.com
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Representative District 97
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Dale A. Swenson - D
Leslie G. Osterman - R
Websitewww.leslieosterman.com
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Representative District 98
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Geraldine Flaharty - D
Websitewww.flahartyforkansas.com
Phil Hermanson - R
Websitewww.philhermanson.com
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Representative District 99
Dennis Hedke - R
Websitewww.dennishedke.com
Representative District 100
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John Wallace Willoughby - D
Websitewilloughbyforcongress.wordpress.com
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Dan Hawkins - R
Websitewww.danhawkinskansas.com
Representative District 101
Joe Seiwert - R
Websitewww.JoeSeiwert.com
Representative District 102
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Janice L. Pauls - R
Websitekslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_pauls_jan_1
Dakota Bass - R
Representative District 103
Ponka-We Victors - D
Websitewww.votevictors.com
Representative District 104
Steven R. Becker - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_becker_steven_1
Representative District 105
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Liz Hicks - D
Mark Edward Hutton - R
Websitewww.huttonforkansashouse.com
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Randall Batson - L
Websitebatson4senate.weebly.com
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Representative District 106
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Nick Levendofsky - D
Websitewww.nickforkansas.com
Sharon J. Schwartz - R
Websitewww.sharonschwartz.org
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Representative District 107
Susan L. Concannon - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_concannon_susan_1
Representative District 108
Steven C. Johnson - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/members/rep_johnson_steven_1
Representative District 109
Troy L. Waymaster - R
Websitewww.troywaymaster.com
Representative District 110
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Philip H. Martin - D
Travis Couture-Lovelady - R
Websitetravisforkansas.com
Representative District 111
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Eber E. Phelps - D
Sue E. "Holloway" Boldra - R
Websitewww.sueboldra.com
Representative District 112
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Steve Muehleisen - D
Websitewww.steveforkansas.com
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John T. Edmonds - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_edmonds_john_1
Representative District 113
Marshall Christmann - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_christman_marshall_1
Representative District 114
Representative District 115
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Marjorie "Mo" Gilbert - D
Ronald W. Ryckman, Sr. - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_ryckman_ronald_1
Representative District 116
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Vincent Wetta - D
Websitevincewettaforkansas.com
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Kyle D. Hoffman - R
Websitewww.kylehoffman.net
Representative District 117
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Dennis McKinney - D
Websitewww.dennismckinney.org
John L. Ewy - R
Websitewww.johnewykansas.com
Representative District 118
Don Hineman - R
Websitewww.hinemanforkansas.org
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Representative District 119
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Lawrence "Larry" Blake - D
Brian Weber - R
Websitewww.brianweber.org
Representative District 120
Ward Cassidy - R
Websitewww.wardcassidy.com
Representative District 121
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Tyler G. Dixon - D
Arlen H. Siegfreid - R
Websitewww.ArlenSiegfreid.com
Representative District 122
J. Russell "Russ" Jennings - R
WebsiteRussJennings.org
Representative District 123
John Doll - D
Websitewww.repjohndoll.com
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Representative District 124
J. Stephen Alford - R
Websitewww.kslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/members/rep_alford_steve_1
Representative District 125
Reid Petty - R
Websitewww.reidpetty.com
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Constitutional Amendment - Watercraft and Other Asset Taxation
Explanatory statement.This amendment would allow the legislature to classify and tax watercraft upon a basis different from other property.A vote for this proposition would permit the legislature to provide for seperate classification and taxation of watercraft or to exempt such property from property taxation and impose taxes in lieu thereof.A vote against this proposition would continue the taxation of watercraft in the same manner as all other property. Shall the following be adopted?1. System of taxation; classification; exemption.(a) The provisions of this subsection shall govern the assessment and taxation of property on and after January 1, 2013, and each year thereafter. Except as otherwise hereinafter specifically provided, the legislature shall provide for a uniform and equal basis of valuation and rate of taxation of all property subject to taxation. The legislature may provide for the classification and the taxation uniformly as to class of recreational vehicles and watercraft, as defined by the legislature, or may exempt such class from property taxation and impose taxes upon another basis in lieu thereof. The provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable to the taxation of motor vehicles, except as otherwise hereinafter specifically provided, mineral products, money, mortgages, notes and other evidence of debt and grain. Property shall be classified into the following classes for the purpose of assessment and assessed at the percentage of value prescribed therefor:Class 1 shall consist of real property. Real property shall be further classified into seven subclasses. Such property shall be defined by law for the purpose of subclassification and assessed uniformly as to subclass at the following percentages of value: (1) Real property used for residential purposes including multi-family residential real property and real property necessary to accommodate a residential community of mobile or manufactured homes including the real property upon which such homes are located.....111/2% (2) Land devoted to agricultural use which shall be valued upon the basis of its agricultural income or agricultural productivity pursuant to section 12 of article 11 of the constitution .................................30% (3) Vacant lots...................12% (4) Real property which is owned and operated by a not-for- profit organization not subject to federal income taxation pursuant to section 501 of the federal internal revenue code, and which is included in the subclass by law....12% (5) Public utility real property, except railroad real property which shall be assessed at the average rate that all other commercial and industrial property is assessed.......................33% (6) Real property used for commercial and industrial purposes and buildings and other improvements located upon land devoted to agricultural use..............25% (7) All other urban and rural real property not otherwise specifically subclassified. ....................................30%Class 2 shall consist of tangible personal property. Such tangible personal property shall be further classified into six subclasses, shall be defined by law for the purpose of subclassification and assessed uniformly as to subclass at the following percentages of value: (1) Mobile homes used for residential purposes.....111/2% (2) Mineral leasehold interests except oil leasehold interests the average daily production from which is five barrels or less, and natural gas leasehold interests the average daily production from which is 100 mcf or less, which shall be assessed at 25%.............................30% (3) Public utility tangible personal property including inventories thereof, except railroad personal property including inventories thereof, which shall be assessed at the average rate all other commercial and industrial property is assessed.......33% (4) All categories of motor vehicles not defined and specifically valued and taxed pursuant to law enacted prior to January 1, 1985........30% (5) Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment which, if its economic life is seven years or more, shall be valued at its retail cost when new less seven-year straight-line depreciation, or which, if its economic life is less than seven years, shall be valued at its retail cost when new less straight-line depreciation over its economic life, except that, the value so obtained for such property, notwithstanding its economic life and as long as such property is being used, shall not be less than 20% of the retail cost when new of such property........................25% (6) All other tangible personal property not otherwise specifically classified......30%(b) All property used exclusively for state, county, municipal, literary, educational, scientific, religious, benevolent and charitable purposes, farm machinery and equipment, merchants' and manufacturers' inventories, other than public utility inventories included in subclass (3) of class 2, livestock, and all household goods and personal effects not used for the production of income, shall be exempted from property taxation.O YesO No
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