Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Kansas House of Representatives
Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 13 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Kelly Meigs Ends.png Republican House District 22
Emily Perry Electiondot.png Democratic House District 24
Lance Kinzer Ends.png Republican House District 30
Melanie Meier Electiondot.png Democratic House District 41
Paul Davis Electiondot.png Democratic House District 46
Shanti Gandhi Ends.png Republican House District 52
Richard Carlson Ends.png Republican House District 61
Vern Swanson Ends.png Republican House District 64
J. David Crum Ends.png Republican House District 77
Jim Howell Ends.png Republican House District 81
Marshall Christmann Ends.png Republican House District 113
Ward Cassidy Ends.png Republican House District 120
Reid Petty Ends.png Republican House District 125

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Kansas House of Representatives:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 32 Pending
     Republican Party 93 Pending
Total 125 125

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 49 (39.2%) of the 125 districts up for election in 2014, one major party candidate will run unopposed in the general election. A total of 12 Democrats and 37 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 76 (60.8%) of the 125 districts up for election. Nine of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Fourteen other elections were moderately competitive with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. One seat that is uncontested in 2014 held a mildly competitive election in 2012. Those districts are:

Competitive

Mildly competitive

Mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 2: Incumbent Adam Lusker (D) is unopposed in the primary and general elections. Lusker was appointed in January 2014; his predecessor, Robert Grant (D), won by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 21 incumbents (16.8%), all Republicans, will face primary competition on August 5. Thirteen incumbents (10.4%) are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 91 (72.8%) incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The primary challenges include:

Retiring incumbents

Thirteen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 112 (89.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and 10 Republicans, can be found above.

Qualifications

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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."

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 17, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 2

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Adam Lusker - Incumbent Lusker first assumed office in 2014.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Marty Read - Incumbent Read first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Jones - Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jene Vickrey - Incumbent Vickrey first assumed office in 1993.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Wilson - Incumbent Wilson first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jim Kelly - Incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Virgil Peck - Incumbent Peck first assumed office in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Larry Hibbard - Incumbent Hibbard first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Keith Esau - Incumbent Esau first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party Brent Stackhouse

District 15

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Erin Davis - Incumbent Davis first assumed office in 2014.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 17

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party Michael Kerner

District 18

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • John Rubin - Incumbent Rubin first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

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District 20

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Rob Bruchman - Incumbent Bruchman first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

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District 22

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Nancy Lusk - Incumbent Lusk first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Note: Incumbent Kelly Meigs (R) is not seeking re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Note: Incumbent Emily Perry (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 26

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 27

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ray Merrick - Incumbent Merrick first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jerry Lunn - Incumbent Lunn first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • James Todd - Incumbent Todd first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Note: Incumbent Lance Kinzer (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Louis Ruiz - Incumbent Ruiz first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Pam Curtis - Incumbent Curtis first assumed office in 2014.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Burroughs - Incumbent Burroughs first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party Jeff Caldwell

District 37

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 38

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Willie Dove - Incumbent Dove first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party F. Caleb Christopher

District 39

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 40

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • John Bradford - Incumbent Bradford first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 41

Note: Incumbent Melanie Meier (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 42

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

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District 43

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Bill Sutton - Incumbent Sutton first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 44

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 46

Note: Incumbent Paul Davis (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 48

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Marvin Kleeb - Incumbent Kleeb first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 49

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

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District 50

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 51

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ron Highland - Incumbent Highland first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 52

Note: Incumbent Shanti Gandhi (R) is not seeking re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 53

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Annie Tietze - Incumbent Tietze first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 54

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ken Corbet - Incumbent Corbet first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 55

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Annie Kuether - Incumbent Kuether first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 56

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 57

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Alcala - Incumbent Alcala first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 58

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Harold Lane - Incumbent Lane first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 59

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 60

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Don Hill - Incumbent Hill first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 61

Note: Incumbent Richard Carlson (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 62

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Randy Garber - Incumbent Garber first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 63

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Henry - Incumbent Henry first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 64

Note: Incumbent Vern Swanson (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 65

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 66

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 67

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tom Phillips - Incumbent Phillips first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 68

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tom Moxley - Incumbent Moxley first assumed office in 2007.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 69

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • J.R. Claeys - Incumbent Claeys first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 70

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 71

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 72

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 73

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Les Mason - Incumbent Mason first assumed office in 2014.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 74

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Don Schroeder - Incumbent Schroeder first assumed office in 2007.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 75

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 76

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 77

Note: Incumbent J. David Crum (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 78

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ron Ryckman - Incumbent Ryckman first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 79

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Ed Trimmer - Incumbent Trimmer first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 80

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 81

Note: Incumbent Jim Howell (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 82

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Pete DeGraaf - Incumbent DeGraaf first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 83

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 84

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Gail Finney - Incumbent Finney first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party Gordon Bakken

District 85

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Steven Brunk - Incumbent Brunk first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 86

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Ward - Incumbent Ward first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party James Pruden

District 87

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mark Kahrs - Incumbent Kahrs first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 88

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 89

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 90

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Steve Huebert - Incumbent Huebert first assumed office in 2001.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 91

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 92

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 93

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 94

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mario Goico - Incumbent Goico first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 95

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Sawyer - Incumbent Sawyer first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 96

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 97

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 98

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 99

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 100

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 general election candidates:

District 101

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Joe Seiwert - Incumbent Seiwert first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 102

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jan Pauls - Incumbent Pauls first assumed office in 1991.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 103

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 104

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 105

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 106

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 107

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 108

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 109

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 110

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 111

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Sue Boldra - Incumbent Boldra first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 112

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • John Edmonds - Incumbent Edmonds first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 113

Note: Incumbent Marshall Christmann (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 114

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jack Thimesch - Incumbent Thimesch first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 115

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 116

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Kyle Hoffman - Incumbent Hoffman first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 117

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 118

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Don Hineman - Incumbent Hineman first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 119

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Bud Estes - Incumbent Estes first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 120

Note: Incumbent Ward Cassidy (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 121

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mike Kiegerl - Incumbent Kiegerl first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 122

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 123

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • John Doll - Incumbent Doll first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 124

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 125

Note: Incumbent Reid Petty (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

History

The 2012 elections saw a stark shift from a moderate Republican-controlled chamber to a more conservative one. Although National Public Radio referred to the state as "not just red, it's a stoplight. It's molten lava. Republicans hold every congressional seat, all the big statewide offices and both chambers of the legislature," it also went on to note how greatly divided the party within the state was. The Wall Street Journal traced Kansas' shift further right to the 2010 election of Gov. Sam Brownback and many Tea Party-backed Republicans to the state legislature. More moderate Republicans sided with the legislature's Democrats in opposing a package of legislation including a tax cut for individuals and on nonwage income for businesses. "[B]ecause of the alliance in the state senate between Democrats and some Republicans that join together to promote a Democrat agenda, the primary election has effectively become the general," Brownback said, adding a partisan hue to the Republican primaries. In the end, nineteen incumbent Republicans were defeated in both chambers of the legislature.[1][2]

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