|Kansas House of Representatives District 17|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Kansas House of Representatives District 23|
|Bachelor's||Kansas State University|
Brett earned his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University.
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|
Hildabrand served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Local Government|
|• Vision 2020|
In November 2013, Hildabrand announced his plan to introduce a bill in the 2014 legislative session entitled the "Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act." 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." 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.
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.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)|
|Brett Hildabrand (R)||2,982|
|Milack Talia (D)||2,550|
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.
|Brett Hildabrand's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 17||$20,541|
|2010||Kansas State House, District 23||$12,340|
|Grand Total Raised||$32,881|
2012Hildabrand 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|
|Third Party Congressional District Republican Party-State||$500|
|Johnson County Republican Central Cmte||$500|
|Kansas State Rifle Association PAC||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$20,541|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Hildabrand won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hildabrand raised a total of $12,340.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brett Hildabrand's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Egan, Michael T & Donna||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$12,340|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
Brett Hildabrand received a score of 86.0% in the 2013 index.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Brett + Hildabrand + Kansas + Legislature
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Kansas Legislature - Representative Brett Hildabrand
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- cjonline.com "Democrats: Kobach's office lost candidate filing," June 14, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Brett Hildabrand's Biography," accessed March 31, 2014
- Watchdog.org, "Kansas lawmaker pens pre-emptive strike against Big Brother," December 23, 2013
- The Huffington Post, "Republican State Legislators Call For End To Shutdown," October 3, 2013
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Hildabrand, Brett," accessed June 12, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
Kelly Meigs (R)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 17
| Succeeded by|
Milack Talia (D)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 23
| Succeeded by|
Judy Morrison (R)
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