Craig McPherson

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Craig McPherson
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Kansas House of Representatives District 8
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Craig McPherson is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
General Government Budget
Energy and Environment


Campaign themes


In 2014, McPherson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Defending Kansas Small Business
  • Cut burdensome regulations to allow businesses to grow
  • Supported tax relief for small businesses to allow them to hire
  • Fought frivolous lawsuits that hurt small businesses
  • Streamlined business filings to make it easier for Kansans to start a business
  • Defending Educational Opportunity
  • Fought to give control back to parents and local schools
  • Enabled school districts to employ experts in STEM fields as educators
  • Created a scholarship program to broaden opportunities for low income students
  • Supported the Innovative School District Initiative to foster a climate of creativity in our schools
  • Defending State Sovereignty
  • Led the fight to overturn Obamacare
  • Authored a bill that protects your privacy by prohibiting the illegal search and seizure of your electronic communication
  • Opposed the Obama Administration’s excessive EPA regulations that damage Kansas small businesses and job creation
  • Supported numerous bills that protect the 2nd Amendment rights of Kansas hunters and sportsmen
  • Defending Your Pocketbook
  • Resisted efforts to raise the income tax in Kansas
  • Led efforts to eliminate wasteful spending
  • Opposed costly government mandates
  • Fought for new transparency measures in property taxes



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

McPherson won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 8. McPherson defeated Sheryl Spalding in the August 7 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig McPherson 61.5% 1,385
Sheryl Spalding Incumbent 38.5% 868
Total Votes 2,253

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McPherson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McPherson raised a total of $21,847 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[4]

Craig McPherson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 8 Won $21,847
Grand Total Raised $21,847


McPherson won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McPherson raised a total of $21,847.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig McPherson's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$828
Mcpherson, Craig$660
Mcpherson Law Firm LLC$500
Farrell, Jennifer$500
Mcpherson, Penny$500
Total Raised in 2012$21,847
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.[5]


Craig McPherson received a score of 86.0% in the 2013 index.[6]



In 2014, McPherson's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Kansas Chamber PAC

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Preceded by
Jerry Williams (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by