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Dennis Pyle
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Kansas State Senate District 1
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 elected2005
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 49
2001-2003
Personal
BirthdayApril 2, 1961
ProfessionGrain/Cattle Farmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dennis Pyle (b. April 2, 1961) is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing the District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2001 to 2003.

Biography

Pyle's professional experience includes working as a grain and cattle farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Ethics, Elections and Local Government, Chair
Natural Resources
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Pyle's sponsored bills include:

  • SB 1843 - A bill promoting trade between Kansas and Taiwan.[2]
  • SB 0617 - A bill regarding income tax credit for some property taxes.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Kansas, 2014

Pyle declined to run for U.S. Senate in 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pyle won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 1. Pyle defeated Marje A. Cochren in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Steve Lukert (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Pyle Incumbent 50.7% 15,378
     Democratic Steve Lukert 49.3% 14,982
Total Votes 30,360
Kansas State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Pyle Incumbent 66.4% 6,730
Marje A. Cochren 33.6% 3,407
Total Votes 10,137

2008

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Pyle was re-elected to the 1st District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Galen Weiland (D).[7] Pyle raised $105,794 for his campaign, while Weiland raised $19,210.[8]

Kansas State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Pyle (R) 19,253 63.6%
Galen Weiland (D) 11,017 36.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pyle is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Pyle raised a total of $429,611 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Dennis Pyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Won $123,577
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $8,012
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Won $105,794
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $19,681
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Won $74,149
2002 Kansas State House, District 62 Defeated $43,144
2000 Kansas State House, District 49 Won $19,826
1998 Kansas State House, District 49 Defeated $27,163
1996 Kansas State House, District 49 Defeated $8,265
Grand Total Raised $429,611

2012

Pyle won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $123,577.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Pyle's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senate Cmte$6,450
Blank$6,107
Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$2,398
AT&T$2,250
Wenger, Lavon & Erma$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$123,577
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pyle was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $8,012.

2008

Pyle won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $105,794.

2006

Pyle was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $19,681.

2004

Pyle won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $74,149.

2002

Pyle lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $43,144.

2000

Pyle won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $19,826.

1998

Pyle lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $27,163.

1996

Pyle lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $8,265.

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."[10] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Dennis Pyle received a rating of 87% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[11]

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.[12]

2013

Stuart Dennis Pyle received a score of 91.4% in the 2013 index.[13]

Personal

Dennis and his wife, Jennifer, have six children.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Edward W. Pugh
Kansas State Senate District 1
2005–present
Succeeded by
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