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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 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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Kansas House of Representatives. The Republican Party increased their number of seats held from 93 to 98. The Democratic Party lost five seats, dropping from 32 to 27 following the election.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 13 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

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 held the majority in the Kansas House of Representatives:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 32 28
     Republican Party 93 97
Total 125 125
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 50 (40.0%) of the 125 districts up for election in 2014, one major party candidate ran unopposed in the general election. A total of 12 Democrats and 38 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 75 (60.0%) 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 were:

Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 21 incumbents (16.8%), all Republicans, faced primary competition on August 5. Thirteen incumbents (10.4%) did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 91 (72.8%) incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The primary challenges included:

Two incumbents, Joshua Powell (R) from District 50 and Allan Rothlisberg (R) from District 65, were defeated by primary challengers.

Retiring incumbents

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

Qualifications

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

District 1

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

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Brian Caswell: 2,543
Republican Party Michael Houser: 3,729 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam Lusker: 5,480 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Menghini: 2,830
Republican Party Chuck Smith: 2,944 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lucas Cosens: 2,387
Republican Party Marty Read: 5,126 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cleon Rickel: 2,246
Republican Party Kevin Jones: 4,614 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Miranda Rickel withdrew before the general election.

District 6

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christy Levings: 2,520
Republican Party Jene Vickrey: 5,151 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard Proehl: 5,223 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jodie Dietz: 2,723
Republican Party Craig McPherson: 5,435 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kent Thompson: 5,869 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Wilson: 4,828 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nicolas VanWyhe: 2,811

District 11

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Kelly: 4,855 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eden Fuson: 1,929
Republican Party Virgil Peck: 4,566 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Larry Hibbard: 6,303 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Merlin Ring: 2,632
Republican Party Keith Esau: 4,764 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Brent Stackhouse: 472

District 15

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Wright: 2,076
Republican Party Erin Davis: 3,289 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don McGuire: 4,048
Republican Party Amanda Grosserode: 4,680 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Meeker: 3,952
Republican Party Brett Hildabrand: 4,466 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Kerner: 566

District 18

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cindy Neighbor: 3,959
Republican Party John Rubin: 4,256 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Stratton: 3,565
Republican Party Stephanie Clayton: 6,637 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth Arnold: 4,458
Republican Party Rob Bruchman: 6,075 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amy Bell: 3,677
Republican Party Barbara Bollier: 6,014 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Lusk: 3,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Jones: 2,834

District 23

Note: Incumbent Kelly Meigs (R) did not seek re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amber Versola: 2,588
Republican Party Linda Gallagher: 3,285 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Note: Incumbent Emily Perry (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jarrod Ousley: 3,963 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brandon Hermreck: 2,559

District 25

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Robinson: 4,252
Republican Party Melissa Rooker: 5,542 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheron Tiffany: 2,060
Republican Party Larry Campbell: 4,946 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Theresa Hohl: 2,684
Republican Party Ray Merrick: 6,121 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerry Lunn: 6,343 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Heather Meyer: 3,803
Republican Party James Todd: 4,526 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Note: Incumbent Lance Kinzer (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liz Dickinson: 3,059
Republican Party Randy Powell: 3,978 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis Ruiz: 2,463 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Curtis: 1,203 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Burroughs: 2,705 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sue Adams: 2,560

District 34

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Valdenia Winn: 2,953 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Broderick Henderson: 3,297 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Wolfe Moore: 4,554 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Earl Freeman: 2,524
Libertarian Party Jeff Caldwell: 283

District 37

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stan Frownfelter: 2,358 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jan Pringle: 2,366
Republican Party Willie Dove: 4,874 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party F. Caleb Christopher: 775

District 39

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vicki Hiatt: 2,867
Republican Party Charles Macheers: 4,572 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Johnson: 2,590
Republican Party John Bradford: 3,044 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Note: Incumbent Melanie Meier (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Bauder: 1,732
Republican Party Tony Barton: 2,202 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Austin Lee Harris: 2,751
Republican Party Connie O'Brien: 4,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Caitlin Trujillo: 1,875
Republican Party Bill Sutton: 3,738 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Ballard: 7,626 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Sloan: 8,151 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Note: Incumbent Paul Davis (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis "Boog" Highberger: 6,232 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party J. Douglas Robinson: 1,208

District 47

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Sirridge: 2,753
Republican Party Ramon Gonzalez: 5,053 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandy Ackerson: 2,792
Republican Party Marvin Kleeb: 4,736 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Darnell Hunt: 2,137
Republican Party Scott Schwab: 3,688 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Huntsman: 3,512
Republican Party Fred Patton: 6,048 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ron Highland: 7,222 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Note: Incumbent Shanti Gandhi (R) did not seek re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ty Dragoo: 4,128
Republican Party Dick Jones: 6,114 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Annie Tietze: 5,212 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party T.J. Foy: 3,383

District 54

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Mah: 4,136
Republican Party Ken Corbet: 4,869 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Annie Kuether: 4,602 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Lord: 2,305

District 56

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Virgil Weigel Approveda - Incumbent Weigel first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Virgil Weigel: 3,938
Republican Party Lane Hemsley: 3,978 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Alcala: 4,014 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold Lane: 3,164 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cordell Fischer: 1,302

District 59

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott James Barnhart: 1,737
Republican Party Blaine Finch: 5,009 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Hill: 5,413 Green check mark transparent.png

District 61

Note: Incumbent Richard Carlson (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vivien Olsen: 2,685
Republican Party Becky Hutchins: 5,644 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Lukert: 3,705
Republican Party Randy Garber: 4,644 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Henry: 4,856 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Note: Incumbent Vern Swanson (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Susie Swanson: 4,148 Green check mark transparent.png

District 65

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Brungardt: 1,085
Republican Party Lonnie Clark: 1,667 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Sydney Carlin Approveda - Incumbent Carlin first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sydney Carlin: 4,013 Green check mark transparent.png

District 67

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Phillips: 7,159 Green check mark transparent.png

District 68

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Moxley: 5,119 Green check mark transparent.png

District 69

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Swartzendruber: 2,154
Republican Party J.R. Claeys: 3,395 Green check mark transparent.png

District 70

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John E. Barker: 6,595 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Diana Dierks: 7,084 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Marc Rhoades: 5,510 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Von Peterson: 2,429
Republican Party Les Mason: 5,372 Green check mark transparent.png

District 74

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Schroeder: 6,892 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Will Carpenter Approveda - Incumbent Carpenter first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kari Ratliff: 1,980
Republican Party Will Carpenter: 4,417 Green check mark transparent.png

District 76

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Teresa Briggs: 2,279
Republican Party Peggy Mast: 3,516 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Bill Otto: 1,548

District 77

Note: Incumbent J. David Crum (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kristey Williams: 6,187 Green check mark transparent.png

District 78

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Poe: 2,375
Republican Party Ron Ryckman: 4,936 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Trimmer: 3,341 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Alley: 3,324

District 80

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kasha Kelley: 4,480 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Note: Incumbent Jim Howell (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lynn Wells: 1,892
Republican Party Blake Carpenter: 3,044 Green check mark transparent.png

District 82

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Danette Harris: 2,787
Republican Party Pete DeGraaf: 4,564 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carolyn Bridges: 2,829 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Thomas: 2,247

District 84

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gail Finney: 3,488 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ray Racobs: 1,139
Libertarian Party Gordon Bakken: 318

District 85

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick Thorpe: 2,905
Republican Party Steven Brunk: 5,631 Green check mark transparent.png

District 86

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ward: 2,760 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James Pruden: 1,088

District 87

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Jenney: 3,180
Republican Party Mark Kahrs: 4,954 Green check mark transparent.png

District 88

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Sloop: 2,587
Republican Party Joseph Scapa: 2,615 Green check mark transparent.png

District 89

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roderick Houston: 3,480 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Chappell: 2,504

District 90

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Huebert: 6,242 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Gene Suellentrop: 5,923 Green check mark transparent.png

District 92

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Carmichael: 3,514 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeremy Alessi: 3,023

District 93

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sammy Flaharty: 2,158
Republican Party John Whitmer: 4,758 Green check mark transparent.png

District 94

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mario Goico: 6,634 Green check mark transparent.png

District 95

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Sawyer: 2,494 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Benny Boman: 1,805

District 96

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon Whipple: 2,544 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Lindsey: 1,983

District 97

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Leslie Osterman: 4,203 Green check mark transparent.png

District 98

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Crum: 2,163
Republican Party Steven Anthimides: 2,292 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis Hedke: 7,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 100

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

November 4 general election candidates:

Democratic Party John Wallace Willoughby: 2,565
Republican Party Daniel Hawkins: 6,008 Green check mark transparent.png

District 101

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe Seiwert: 6,936 Green check mark transparent.png

District 102

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Davis: 1,881
Republican Party Jan Pauls: 2,169 Green check mark transparent.png

District 103

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ponka-We Victors: 1,648 Green check mark transparent.png

District 104

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steven R. Becker: 7,867 Green check mark transparent.png

District 105

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sherry Livingston: 2,355
Republican Party Mark E. Hutton: 3,705 Green check mark transparent.png

District 106

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sharon Schwartz: 7,230 Green check mark transparent.png

District 107

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Susan Concannon: 7,354 Green check mark transparent.png

District 108

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steven C. Johnson: 7,000 Green check mark transparent.png

District 109

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Troy Waymaster Approveda - Incumbent Waymaster first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Troy Waymaster: 7,753 Green check mark transparent.png

District 110

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Travis Couture-Lovelady: 7,698 Green check mark transparent.png

District 111

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Leiker: 3,330
Republican Party Sue Boldra: 4,472 Green check mark transparent.png

District 112

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Muehleisen: 1,480
Republican Party John Edmonds: 4,559 Green check mark transparent.png

District 113

Note: Incumbent Marshall Christmann (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party J. Basil Dannebohm: 6,019 Green check mark transparent.png

District 114

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Schnittker: 2,189
Republican Party Jack Thimesch: 5,242 Green check mark transparent.png

District 115

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Low: 1,443
Republican Party Ronald Ryckman: 4,041 Green check mark transparent.png

District 116

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kyle Hoffman: 6,393 Green check mark transparent.png

District 117

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Ewy: 7,345 Green check mark transparent.png

District 118

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Hineman: 7,847 Green check mark transparent.png

District 119

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John E. Thomas: 1,105
Republican Party Bud Estes: 2,664 Green check mark transparent.png

District 120

Note: Incumbent Ward Cassidy (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rick Billinger: 7,638 Green check mark transparent.png

District 121

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Smith: 2,789
Republican Party Mike Kiegerl: 4,978 Green check mark transparent.png

District 122

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Russ Jennings: 4,427 Green check mark transparent.png

District 123

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Doll: 3,790 Green check mark transparent.png

District 124

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party J. Stephen Alford: 5,041 Green check mark transparent.png

District 125

Note: Incumbent Reid Petty (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Shannon Francis: 2,863 Green check mark transparent.png

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.[2][3]

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