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Joe Patton
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Kansas House of Representatives District 54
Former Member
In office
2007 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Washburn University School of Law (1977)
Date of birthDecember 30, 1952
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Joe Patton is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 54 from 2007 to 2013.

The owner of Patton and Patton Chartered, Joe received his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law.

Prior to his election to the House he served as Chairman of the 2nd District Republican Party, Precinct Committeeman for the Republican Party, and Treasurer of the Shawnee County Republicans.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Patton served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Patton served on the following committees:


Patton's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.

When asked in the test of his legislative priorities he said,

I will continue fight for property tax relief. The government is putting a financial squeeze on seniors on fixed incomes. With property taxes going up every year, they are being forced to sell their homes or do without essentials to pay the taxes. We should change the system to protect their homes. In addition we have to hold the line on spending. I cannot and will not support a tax increase on homeowners."[1]

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009
  • H 2202 Enforcement of laws concerning unlawful immigration. 02/03/2009
  • H 2205 Repeal of K.S.A. 76-731a, which grants residency for tuition purposes to certain unlawful immigrants.02/03/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/200[2]



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Patton ran for election to the Senate in 2012. He lost in the August 7 Republican primary to incumbent Vicki L. Schmidt. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Kansas State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVicki L. Schmidt Incumbent 50.7% 5,747
Joe Patton 49.3% 5,587
Total Votes 11,334


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Patton won re-election to the 54th District seat against Scott Seel (D) and Sean Tabor (L). Patton had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 54 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Patton (R) 5,222
Scott Seel (D) 3,022
Sean Tabor (L) 402


On November 4, 2008, Patton was re-elected to the 54th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Bruce Cooper (D).[5] Patton raised $53,164 for his campaign, while Cooper raised $34,709.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 54
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Patton (R) 6,780 57.6%
Bruce Cooper (D) 4,977 42.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Patton received $46,987 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Patton's campaign in 2010
2Nd District Republican Party Cmte Of Kansas$1,600
Wallace, Michael R$1,000
Kansas Optometric Association$1,000
Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $46,987


In 2008 Patton collected $53,164 in donations.[8]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
2nd District Republican Party Committee of Kansas $1,500
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $1,000
Donald D. Barry Chartered $1,000

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Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 54
Succeeded by
Ken Corbet (R)