Joshua Powell

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Joshua Powell
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Kansas House of Representatives District 50
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Joshua Powell is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Energy and Environment


Campaign themes

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


  • Excerpt: "No new taxes! I will not vote for a tax increase, period!"

Out of Control Spending

  • Excerpt: "At both the federal and state level; spending is out of control! We must be fiscally responsible! Wasteful spending needs to be eliminated!"


  • Excerpt: "I believe life begins at conception. We must protect the most innocent among us. I will work to protect life from conception till natural death."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "The Second Amendment is very clear! We the people have the right to keep and bear arms. I will fight vigorously to protect this right!"


  • Excerpt: "Kansas must improve its education system. Through transparency and parental involvement we can ensure children in Kansas get the best education possible!"



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. Chris Huntsman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joshua Powell was defeated by Fred Patton in the Republican primary. Patton defeated Huntsman in the general election.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFred Patton 50.9% 1,698
Joshua Powell Incumbent 49.1% 1,636
Total Votes 3,334


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Powell won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 50. Powell defeated Jason "Jake" Fisher in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated District 57 incumbent Sean Gatewood (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Powell 54.9% 5,986
     Democratic Sean Gatewood Incumbent 45.1% 4,913
Total Votes 10,899
Kansas House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Powell 57.9% 1,641
Jake Fisher 42.1% 1,195
Total Votes 2,836

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Powell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Powell raised a total of $17,378 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[5]

Joshua Powell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 50 $17,378
Grand Total Raised $17,378


Powell won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Powell raised a total of $17,378.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joshua Powell's campaign in 2012
Powell, Joshua$2,578
Shawnee County Republican Party$1,000
Mays, Doug$500
Springer, James$500
Total Raised in 2012$17,378
Source:Follow the Money


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.[6]


Joshua Powell received a score of 84.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Trent LeDoux (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 50
Succeeded by