Joseph Scapa

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Joseph Scapa
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Kansas House of Representatives, District 88
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives, District 87
2011-2013
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Joseph Scapa is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. He previously served in the House, representing District 87 from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Scapa is a realtor and substitute teacher.

Scapa attended Wichita State University and Tabor College.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

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. Incumbent Patricia Sloop was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joseph Scapa defeated Jim Price in the Republican primary. Sloop was defeated by Scapa in the general election by 48 votes, according to unofficial results.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives District 88, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Scapa 50.3% 2,615
     Democratic Patricia Sloop Incumbent 49.7% 2,587
Total Votes 5,202

Kansas House of Representatives, District 88 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Scapa 67.9% 803
Jim Price 32.1% 380
Total Votes 1,183

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scapa ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 89. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by Patricia M. Sloop (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Sloop 53.2% 3,667
     Republican Joseph Scapa Incumbent 46.8% 3,226
Total Votes 6,893

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Scapa defeated Om Chauhan (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 87 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Scapa (R) 4,123
Om Chauhan (D) 2,179
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Scapa was endorsed by:

  • Kansans for Liberty[6]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Scapa raised $22,571 in contributions.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Scapa, Joseph & Meliss $7,500
4Th District Republican Cmte $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patricia M. Sloop (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 88
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Raj Goyle (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 87
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Mark Kahrs (R)