Craig McPherson

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Craig McPherson
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Kansas House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
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 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary
General Government Budget
Energy and Environment

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Elections

2012

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

2012

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

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

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

Endorsements

2014

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

  • Kansas Chamber PAC

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Williams (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 8
2013–present
Succeeded by
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