Brett Hildabrand

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Brett Hildabrand
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Kansas House of Representatives District 17
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 23
2011-2012
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brett Hildabrand is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012 and also served from 2011 to 2012.[1]

Biography

Brett earned his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation and Public Safety Budget, Vice-chair
Federal and State Affairs
Corrections and Juvenile Justice

2011-2012

Hildabrand served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

Issues

Electronic property

In November 2013, Hildabrand announced his plan to introduce a bill in the 2014 legislative session entitled the "Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act."[3] The bill would prohibit all local and state governments from possessing or trying to possess information about individuals or groups held by a third-party in a system of records. This information would not be subject to discovery, subpoena, or other means of legal compulsion for its release in any administrative or judicial proceeding. Hildabrand said the legislation seeks to expand protection from searches and seizures to include "electronic property." Hildabrand said, "There’s good court cases involving physical mail, physical property, but as electronic data and technology advances there might not be a lot of good case law on that, so that was part of my intention with this is to shore up protections for electronic media."[3] Hildabrand's proposal received bipartisan backing from State Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) and State Rep. Gail Finney (D-Wichita).

Federal government shutdown

As federal legislators failed to reach an agreement and allowed funding for the government to lapse in October 2013, several Republican state legislators spoke out against Republican members of the United States Congress, noting the shutdown hurt state and local governments and would likely lead to the public blaming Republicans for the gridlock. Hildabrand, in an interview with The Huffington Post, expressed disappointment in the shutdown. He said that, while President Barack Obama (D) and Congressional Democrats were "throwing up roadblocks," the Republicans in the U.S. House "have not been cooperative." He also noted that, while understanding the opposition to Obama, he wanted the federal government to remain operational.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Larry Meeker was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Brett Hildabrand was unopposed in the Republican primary. Michael Kerner is running in the general election as a Libertarian.[5][6]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hildabrand won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 17. Hildabrand defeated Jason Leib in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Michael Kerner (L) and Larry Meeker (D/I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hildabrand 49.3% 5,837
     Independent Larry Meeker 39.6% 4,694
     Libertarian Michael Kerner 11.1% 1,311
Total Votes 11,842
Kansas House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hildabrand 57.8% 1,685
Jason Leib 42.2% 1,232
Total Votes 2,917

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hildabrand defeated incumbent Milack Talia (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hildabrand (R) 2,982
Milack Talia (D) 2,550

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hildabrand is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hildabrand raised a total of $32,881 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[10]

Brett Hildabrand's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 17 Won $20,541
2010 Kansas State House, District 23 Won $12,340
Grand Total Raised $32,881

2012

Hildabrand won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hildabrand raised a total of $20,541.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brett Hildabrand's campaign in 2012
Cerner Corp$750
Third Party Congressional District Republican Party-State$500
Koch Industries$500
Johnson County Republican Central Cmte$500
Kansas State Rifle Association PAC$500
Total Raised in 2012$20,541
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hildabrand won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hildabrand raised a total of $12,340.

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.[11]

2013

Brett Hildabrand received a score of 86.0% in the 2013 index.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kelly Meigs (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 17
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Milack Talia (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 23
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Judy Morrison (R)