Caryn Tyson

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Caryn Tyson
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Kansas State Senate District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
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 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 4
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University
Master'sKansas University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Caryn Tyson is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 12. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. She previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013.

Caryn earned her two B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Kansas State University and her M.S. in Engineering Management from Kansas University. Her professional experience includes working as a rancher and an IT specialist.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Assessment and Taxation, Vice-chair
Natural Resources
Education
Federal and State Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Tyson won election to the State Senate in 2012. Tyson won the August 7 Republican primary against John C. Coen and defeated Denise Cassells (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Kansas State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaryn Tyson 65.8% 18,720
     Democratic Denise Cassells 34.2% 9,737
Total Votes 28,457
Kansas State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCaryn Tyson 56.1% 6,226
John C. Coen 43.9% 4,864
Total Votes 11,090

2010

Tyson defeated incumbent Shirley Palmer (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCaryn Tyson (R) 4,268
Shirley Palmer (D) 2,818

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tyson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Tyson raised a total of $125,121 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[4]

Caryn Tyson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 12 Won $66,700
2010 Kansas State House, District 4 Won $34,026
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 12 Defeated $24,395
Grand Total Raised $125,121

2012

Tyson won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tyson raised a total of $66,700.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Caryn Tyson's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,398
Koch Industries$2,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$2,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,500
Kansas Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$66,700
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tyson won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Tyson raised a total of $34,026.

2004

Tyson lost the election for the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Tyson raised a total of $24,395.

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.[5]

2013

Caryn Tyson received a score of 75.9% in the 2013 index.[6]

Personal

Tyson has a husband, Tim.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Apple (R)
Kansas State Senate District 12
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Shirley Palmer (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 4
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Marty Read (R)