Barbara Craft

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Barbara Craft
Kansas House of Representatives District 65
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Barbara Craft was a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 65th District. She served from 2003-2011.

Prior to her election to the House, Craft served on the Unified School District 475 Board of Education from 1987-2003. She has worked as owner/manager of Craft's Prescription Pharmacy and was director of the blood bank and Irwin Army Hospital.

Craft is currently a member of the Geary County Republican Women, Kansas for a Strong Fort Riley (KFSFR), Kansans Committee Old Trooper Regiment, Incorporated, Women's Connection, and the Junction City Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Policy Positions

Craft refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

Her answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available.

Has not introduced any major legislation.[3]

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Craft served on the following committees:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Craft did not run for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Craft was re-elected to the 65th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Michael Wunder (D).[4] Craft raised $24,866 for her campaign, while Wunder raised $33,305.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 65
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Craft (R) 3,575 54.4%
Michael Wunder (D) 2,993 45.5%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Craft collected $24,866 in donations.[6]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $1,500
Kansas National Education Association $1,000
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
Kansas Dental Association $1,000

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7642


External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 65
Succeeded by
James P. Fawcett (R)