Carolyn Bridges

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Carolyn Bridges
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Kansas House of Representatives District 83
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Carolyn Bridges is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 83. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Vision 2020
Veterans, Military and Homeland Security



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. Incumbent Carolyn Bridges was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Thomas was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bridges faces Thomas in the general election.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives District 83, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Bridges Incumbent 55.7% 2,829
     Republican James Thomas 44.3% 2,247
Total Votes 5,076


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bridges won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 83. She was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Tim Garvey (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Bridges 58.4% 3,903
     Republican Tim Garvey 41.6% 2,776
Total Votes 6,679

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bridges is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bridges raised a total of $17,722 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[5]

Carolyn Bridges's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 83 Won $17,722
Grand Total Raised $17,722


Bridges won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bridges raised a total of $17,722.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carolyn Bridges's campaign in 2012
Bridges, Carolyn$1,575
Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation$1,000
White, Larry$500
Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodge 70$500
Carolyn Bridges$500
Total Raised in 2012$17,722
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.[6]


Carolyn Bridges received a score of 36.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jo Ann Pottorff (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 83
Succeeded by