Kansas 2010 legislative election results

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Kansas State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Kansas House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 49 33
     Republican Party 76 92
Total 125 125


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 110 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 14 incumbents lost, and thus 96 incumbents were re-elected to the Kansas House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 14 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 30 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 30, 4 are Democrats and 26 are Republicans
  • Of the 125 seats up for election, 52 were won by Democrats, 33 by Republicans, and 92 by an Independent.
  • 53 candidates were unopposed, 15 Democrats and 38 Republicans.
  • Only 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Kansas, 110 (88.0%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 110, 14 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 14 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Aaron Jack
  2. Ann Mah
  3. Annie Kuether
  4. Annie Tietze
  5. Anthony Brown (Kansas)
  6. Arlen Siegfreid
  7. Barbara Ballard
  8. Barbara Bollier
  9. Bill Feuerborn
  10. Bill Otto (Kansas)
  11. Bob Bethell
  12. Brenda Landwehr
  13. Broderick Henderson
  14. Carl Holmes
  15. Charles Roth
  16. Cindy Neighbor
  17. Clark Shultz
  18. Clay Aurand
  19. Connie O'Brien
  20. Dale Swenson
  21. Dan Kerschen
  22. Dolores Furtado
  23. Don Hill (Kansas)
  24. Don Hineman
  25. Don Schroeder
  26. Doug Gatewood
  27. Eber Phelps
  28. Ed Trimmer
  29. Elaine Bowers
  30. Forrest Knox
  31. Gail Finney
  32. Gary Hayzlett
  33. Gene Rardin
  34. Gene Suellentrop
  35. Geraldine Flaharty
  36. Harold Lane
  37. J. David Crum
  38. J. Robert Brookens
  39. James Morrison
  40. Janice Pauls
  41. Jeff King
  42. Jene Vickrey
  43. Jerry Henry
  44. Jerry Williams
  45. Jim Ward (Kansas)
  46. Jo Ann Pottorff
  47. Joe McLeland
  48. Joe Patton
  49. Joe Seiwert
  50. John Grange
  51. Joshua Svaty
  52. Judith Loganbill
  53. Julie Menghini
  54. Kasha Kelley
  55. Kay Wolf
  56. Lana Gordon
  57. Lance Kinzer
  58. Larry Powell
  59. Lee Tafanelli
  60. Lisa Benlon
  61. Louis Ruiz
  62. Marc Rhoades
  63. Mario Goico
  64. Marvin Kleeb
  65. Melany Barnes
  66. Melody McCray-Miller
  67. Michael O'Neal
  68. Michael Peterson
  69. Mike Burgess
  70. Mike Kiegerl
  71. Mike Slattery
  72. Milack Talia
  73. Mitch Holmes
  74. Nile Dillmore
  75. Owen Donohoe
  76. Pat Colloton
  77. Pat George
  78. Patrick Maloney
  79. Paul Davis, Kansas Representative
  80. Peggy Mast
  81. Peter DeGraaf
  82. Phil Hermanson
  83. Ray Merrick
  84. Richard Carlson
  85. Richard Proehl
  86. Robert Grant
  87. Rocky Fund
  88. Ron Worley
  89. Scott Schwab
  90. Sean Gatewood
  91. Sharon Schwartz
  92. Sheryl Spalding
  93. Shirley Palmer
  94. Stan Frownfelter
  95. Steve Huebert
  96. Steve Lukert
  97. Steven Brunk
  98. Sydney Carlin
  99. Thomas Sloan
  100. Tom Burroughs
  101. Tom Hawk (Kansas)
  102. Tom Moxley
  103. Tony Brown
  104. Valdenia Winn
  105. Vern Swanson
  106. Vincent Wetta
  107. Virgil Peck, Jr.
  108. William Prescott
  109. William Wolf

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Cindy Neighbor
Dale Swenson
Dolores FurtadoDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 19
Gene RardinDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 16
Joshua SvatyDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 108
Julie Menghini
Lisa BenlonDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 22
Melany BarnesDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 95
Milack Talia
Patrick MaloneyDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 116
Shirley Palmer
Steve Lukert
Tom Hawk (Kansas)
Tony BrownDemocraticKansas House of Representatives District 10

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Amanda Grosserode
Benny L. Boman
Brett Hildabrand
Caryn Tyson
Greg Smith (Kansas)
Jim Denning
John Rubin
Kyle Hoffman
Leslie Osterman
Randy Garber
Steven C. Johnson
Susan Mosier
Terri Lois Gregory
Terry Calloway

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Kansas, 30 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 30, 4 are Democrats and 26 are Republicans. In the 15 open seat contests, Republicans won 12 and Democrats 3. In total, Kansas elected 125 representatives, 92 Republicans and 33 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Kansas House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Kansas House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican


  1. Aaron Jack
  2. Amanda Grosserode
  3. Anthony Brown (Kansas)
  4. Arlen Siegfreid
  5. Barbara Bollier
  6. Benny L. Boman
  7. Bill Otto (Kansas)
  8. Bob Bethell
  9. Brenda Landwehr
  10. Brett Hildabrand
  11. Carl Holmes
  12. Caryn Tyson
  13. Charles Roth
  14. Clark Shultz
  15. Clay Aurand
  16. Connie O'Brien
  17. Dan Collins
  18. Dan Kerschen
  19. Don Hill (Kansas)
  20. Don Hineman
  21. Don Schroeder
  22. Elaine Bowers
  23. Forrest Knox
  24. Garrett Love
  25. Gary Hayzlett
  26. Gene Suellentrop
  27. Greg Smith (Kansas)
  28. J. David Crum
  29. J. Robert Brookens
  30. J. Stephen Alford
  31. James Morrison
  32. James P. Fawcett
  33. Jana Taylor Goodman
  34. Janice Pauls
  35. Jeff King
  36. Jene Vickrey
  37. Jim Denning
  38. Jim Howell
  39. Jo Ann Pottorff
  40. Joe McLeland
  41. Joe Patton
  42. Joe Seiwert
  43. John Grange
  44. John Rubin
  45. Joseph Scapa
  46. Kasha Kelley
  47. Kay Wolf
  48. Kelly Meigs
  49. Kyle Hoffman
  50. Lance Kinzer
  51. Larry Powell
  52. Lee Tafanelli
  53. Leslie Osterman
  54. Marc Rhoades
  55. Mario Goico
  56. Marvin Kleeb
  57. Michael O'Neal
  58. Mike Burgess
  59. Mike Kiegerl
  60. Mitch Holmes
  61. Owen Donohoe
  62. Pat Colloton
  63. Pat George
  64. Peggy Mast
  65. Peter DeGraaf
  66. Phil Hermanson
  67. Randy Garber
  68. Ray Merrick
  69. Reynaldo R. Mesa
  70. Richard Carlson
  71. Richard Proehl
  72. Rob Bruchman
  73. Rocky Fund
  74. Ron Worley
  75. Scott Schwab
  76. Sharon Schwartz
  77. Sheryl Spalding
  78. Steve Huebert
  79. Steven Brunk
  80. Steven C. Johnson
  81. Susan Mosier
  82. Terri Lois Gregory
  83. Terry Calloway
  84. Thomas Sloan
  85. Tom Arpke
  86. Tom Moxley
  87. Vern Swanson
  88. Virgil Peck, Jr.
  89. Ward Cassidy
  90. William Prescott
  91. William Wolf

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Kansas, 53 candidates (42.4% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 53, 15 were Democrats and 38 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Kansas, 1 (0.8%) of the 125 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: