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Erich Bishop

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Erich Bishop
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Candidate for
Kansas House of Representatives District 102
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolHutchinson High (2002)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas (2011)
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Campaign website
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Erich Hugh Bishop was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 102 of the Kansas House of Representatives.

When asked why he ran, Bishop stated, "The current, 20-year incumbent, no longer represents my district. My goal is to put Kansans back to work and to represent the hard working, law abiding Kansans in my district. I stand in strong opposition to the destructive "slash and burn" policies promoted by Governor Brownback and his supporters in the legislature."[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website, Bishop listed four top priorities:[2]

  • Good paying jobs
  • Strong schools
  • Access to health care
  • Fair treatment for all
Gay rights

Gay rights was a major issue in the 2012 race. Bishop, who is openly gay, grew up with a father who was at the time a member of the Ku Klux Klan. In announcing his candidacy, Bishop stated, "To call my household as a child racist and homophobic would be an understatement. My father rightly faced opposition from people like you."[3]

His opponent in the Democratic primary, Jan Pauls, often takes far right stands on social issues, such as gay rights. In 2011, she fought against the removal of an anti-sodomy law.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bishop ran in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 102. He faced Jan Pauls in the August 7 Democratic primary. The race remained too close to call, with Pauls leading Bishop by 7 votes.[4] Following a recount, Pauls was declared the winner on August 20 by a margin of 428-420.[5]

Dakota Bass was unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 102 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Pauls Incumbent 50.5% 428
Erich Bishop 49.5% 420
Total Votes 848

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