Blaine Finch

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Blaine Finch
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Kansas House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Blaine Finch is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary
Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Utilities and Telecommunications

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Scott James Barnhart was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Blaine Finch defeated Bob Fluke in the Republican primary. Finch defeated Barnhart in the general election.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives District 59, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Finch Incumbent 74.3% 5,009
     Democratic Scott James Barnhart 25.7% 1,737
Total Votes 6,746

Kansas House of Representatives, District 59 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Finch Incumbent 64.1% 1,972
Bob Fluke 35.9% 1,103
Total Votes 3,075

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Finch won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 59. Finch defeated District 10 incumbent Terri Lois Gregory in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Caleb Correll (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Finch 72.1% 6,535
     Democratic Caleb Correll 27.9% 2,529
Total Votes 9,064
Kansas House of Representatives, District 59 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Finch 60% 2,361
Terri Lois Gregory Incumbent 40% 1,574
Total Votes 3,935

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Finch is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Finch raised a total of $16,524 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[5]

Blaine Finch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 59 Won $16,524
Grand Total Raised $16,524

2012

Finch won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Finch raised a total of $16,524.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Blaine Finch's campaign in 2012
Finch, Blaine$599
Gleason & Doty Chartered$500
Eichner, Kevin$500
Kansas National Education Association$500
Advance America Cash Advance$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,524
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Finch was endorsed by the following:

  • Kansas Livestock Association
  • NRA
  • Kansas State Rifle Association

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[6]

2013

Blaine Finch received a score of 47.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Prescott (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 59
2013–present
Succeeded by
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