Kansas House of Representatives District 58

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Kansas House of Representatives District 58
Current incumbentHarold Lane Democratic Party
Ethnicity26.2% Black, 16.7% Hispanic
Voting age68.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Kansas' fifty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Harold Lane.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 21,153 civilians reside within Kansas' fifty-eighth state house district.[1] Kansas state representatives represent an average of 22,825 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 21,507 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Kansas House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Kansas legislators assume office the second Monday of January after their election.


Section 4 of Article 2 of the Kansas Constitution states, "During the time that any person is a candidate for nomination or election to the legislature and during the term of each legislator, such candidate or legislator shall be and remain a qualified elector who resides in his or her district."


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Kansas legislature are paid $88.50/day. Additionally, legislators receive $118/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[2]


As of 2011, when pensions are calculated for Kansas legislators, their normal annual salary is inflated by nearly $78,000. This is composed of $32,982, which comes from multiplying their daily salary by 372 (the number of days they would work if in session every day and if every month had 31 days), $45,756 from adding in their daily per diem (also based on 372 days), and $7,083 from expense payments. According to Sen. Steve Morris, this is intended as compensation because of low legislative salaries which are seen as difficult to raise.[3]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.

The political party committee that last held the vacant seat must call for a convention within 21 days of the vacancy. The convention is designed to select the Governor's appointee and involves all the committeemen and committeewomen that represent the vacant house district.[4]

The committeemen and committeewomen present for voting must approve a replacement on a simple majority vote. Once the vote has been conducted, the party committee must send the paperwork certifying the selection to the Governor within 24 hours or the next business day. The Governor has seven days after receiving the paperwork to act on the appointment.[5]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Harold Lane was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Cordell Fischer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lane faces Fischer in the general election.[6][7]


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 11, 2012. Incumbent Harold Lane (D) defeated Quentin Martin (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Lane Incumbent 74.1% 4,778
     Republican Quentin Martin 25.9% 1,673
Total Votes 6,451

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Kansas House of Representatives District 58 have raised a total of $121,442. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $13,494 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Kansas House of Representatives District 58
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $12,902 2 $6,451
2010 $8,375 1 $8,375
2008 $21,279 1 $21,279
2006 $29,399 2 $14,700
2004 $16,973 1 $16,973
2002 $16,925 1 $16,925
2000 $15,589 1 $15,589
Total $121,442 9 $13,494

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