Carolyn McGinn

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Carolyn McGinn
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Kansas State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Sedgwick County Commissioner
1998 – 2004
Education
Bachelor'sWichita State University, 1983
Master'sFriends University, 1998
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner/Project Consultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carolyn McGinn is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005. She served on the Sedgwick County, Kansas Commission.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Natural Resources
Judiciary
Agriculture

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McGinn served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McGinn served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

McGinn's website highlighted areas of interest including agriculture, personal property rights, water allocation/conservation, and the environment.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

McGinn won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 31. McGinn defeated Gary Mason in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn McGinn Incumbent 55.1% 4,770
Gary Mason 44.9% 3,893
Total Votes 8,663

Targeted

McGinn is one of eight Republican incumbents that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee targeted for defeat in 2012. It sees the eight incumbents as being impediments to private sector job creation and made $1,000 donations and in-kind contributions to her Republican challengers.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, McGinn was re-elected to the 31st District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Gene E. Marsh (D).[5] McGinn raised $127,866 for her campaign, while Marsh raised $18,615.[6]

Kansas State Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn McGinn (R) 23,548 71.6%
Gene E. Marsh (D) 9,338 28.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McGinn is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, McGinn raised a total of $413,155 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[7]

Carolyn McGinn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 31 Won $170,148
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $6,497
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 31 Won $127,866
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $12,518
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 31 Won $96,126
Grand Total Raised $413,155

2012

McGinn won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McGinn raised a total of $170,148.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carolyn McGinn's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Astrazeneca$2,000
Senate Republican Leadership Cmte of Kansas$2,000
Kansas National Education Association$2,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$170,148
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McGinn was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, McGinn raised a total of $6,497.

2008

McGinn won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, McGinn raised a total of $127,866.

2006

McGinn was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, McGinn raised a total of $12,518.

2004

McGinn won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, McGinn raised a total of $96,126.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[8] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Carolyn McGinn received a rating of 7% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[9]

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.[10]

2013

Carolyn McGinn received a score of 41.4% in the 2013 index.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christine Downey
Kansas State Senate District 31
2005–present
Succeeded by
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