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John Rubin

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John Rubin
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Kansas House of Representatives District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College, 1970
J.D.Washington University, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Corps of Engineers
Years of service1977 – 1979
Service branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1973 – 1976
Personal
BirthdayJune 23, 1948
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Rubin (b. June 23, 1948) is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Rubin earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1970 and his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 1973. His professional experience includes working as an attorney/advisor specializing in contract and procurement law for the Kansas City District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, labor lawyer and senior litigator for the Kansas City Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, banking law specialist and senior litigator for the Kansas City Region of the FDIC, and United States Administrative Law Judge. He served as a JAG Corps officer with the United States Navy.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Corrections and Juvenile Justice, Chair
Judiciary
Rules and Journal
Pensions and Benefits

2011-2012

Rubin served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Rubin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Promote a Vibrant and Competitive Economy

  • Excerpt: "Advocate a pro-business fiscal policy to spur economic development"

Rein in State Spending and Limit the Size of Government

  • Excerpt: "Implement zero-based budgeting to ensure justification, accountability and transparency"

Support Quality Public Education

  • Excerpt: "Establish and maintain local control of school districts budgeting, receipts, and expenditures"

Enforce the Rule of Law

  • Excerpt: "Eliminate Kansas taxpayer funding of any non-emergency benefits or services for illegal immigrants"

Maintain and Strengthen Traditional Kansas Values

  • Excerpt: "Enact pro-life legislation and policies"

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rubin won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 18. Rubin defeated Neal Sawyer in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Milack Talia (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rubin Incumbent 53.7% 6,057
     Democratic Milack Talia 46.3% 5,215
Total Votes 11,272
Kansas House of Representatives, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rubin Incumbent 66.8% 1,797
Neal Sawyer 33.2% 892
Total Votes 2,689

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rubin defeated incumbent Cindy Neighbor (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 18 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rubin (R) 4,948
Cindy Neighbor (D) 3,432

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rubin is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Rubin raised a total of $112,901 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[6]

John Rubin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 18 Won $48,519
2010 Kansas State House, District 18 Won $34,365
2008 Kansas State House, District 18 Defeated $30,017
Grand Total Raised $112,901

2012

Rubin won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rubin raised a total of $48,519.

2010

Rubin won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rubin raised a total of $34,365.

2008

Rubin lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Rubin raised a total of $30,017.

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 Rubin received a score of 73.0% in the 2013 index.[8]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Rubin endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Personal

Rubin and his wife, Roberta, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cindy Neighbor (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 18
2011–present
Succeeded by
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