John Bradford

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John Bradford
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Kansas House of Representatives District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Websites
Office website
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John Bradford is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Bradford served as an officer in the United States Army.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bradford served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Education
Federal and State Affairs
Financial Institutions

2013-2014

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bradford's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Limited Government
Pro Life
Pro 2nd Amendment
Balanced State Budget
Quality Education

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Linda Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent John Bradford was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bradford defeated Johnson in the general election.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives District 40, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bradford Incumbent 54% 3,044
     Democratic Linda Johnson 46% 2,590
Total Votes 5,634

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bradford won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 40. Bradford defeated Janette Holdeman in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Linda Johnson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bradford 51.1% 4,121
     Democratic Linda Johnson 48.9% 3,939
Total Votes 8,060
Kansas House of Representatives, District 40 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bradford 60.2% 887
Janette Holdeman 39.8% 586
Total Votes 1,473

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bradford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bradford raised a total of $21,102 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[6]

John Bradford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 40 Won $21,102
Grand Total Raised $21,102

2012

Bradford won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bradford raised a total of $21,102.

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.[7]

2013

John Bradford received a score of 66.0% in the 2013 index.[8]

Controversies

Email to constituent

On March 30, 2015, Reddit user Thad-Jarvis, posted a photo of an email that she sent to Bradford and his reply to it. In the email, the user asks Bradford and other lawmakers to remove the amendment to Senate Bill 117, which would make it difficult for companies like Uber to operate in Kansas. The user later explained that her husband is blind and relies on Uber to get around.[9] In response to the email, Bradford replied, "I received your email. I don’t need it, so I am sending it back to you."[9] The user replied to Bradford with the following, "Your attitude as a representative is abhorrent. Congratulations for adding to the embarrassment that is the Kansas State Government. Rest assured your flippant response will be shared with others."[9] Bradford has said that he had a good reason to send the email. He explained that because of the amendment to Senate Bill 117, state capital servers were being flooded by Uber-generated emails.[9] Bradford says that he reads all constituent emails and responds to all of them, but that these emails were mass-generated emails from Uber. In hindsight, Bradford said that he should have "...probably have said, 'Thank you, glad to have received your email. Thank you very much.'"[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melanie Meier (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 40
2013–present
Succeeded by
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