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Kansas State Senate District 35

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Kansas State Senate District 35
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Current incumbentJay Emler Republican Party
Population66,006
Ethnicity1.5% Black, 3.6% Hispanic
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Kansas' thirty-fifth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jay Emler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 66,006 civilians reside within Kansas' thirty-fifth state senate district.[1] Kansas state senators represent an average of 71,328 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 67,210 residents.

About the chamber

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

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."

Salaries

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]

Pension

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]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

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

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 senate 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]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Kansas State Senate 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 Jay Emler (R) defeated Jesse Bryant (L) in the general election and defeated Jesse Bryant in the Republican primary.[6][7]

Kansas State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Emler Incumbent 76.7% 21,063
     Libertarian Jesse Bryant 23.3% 6,381
Total Votes 27,444
Kansas State Senate, District 35 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Scott Emler Incumbent 73.3% 6,435
Jesse Bryant 26.7% 2,346
Total Votes 8,781

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Kansas State Senate District 35 have raised a total of $437,598. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $36,467 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Kansas State Senate District 35
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $103,429 2 $51,715
2010 $13,050 1 $13,050
2008 $93,061 2 $46,531
2006 $28,764 1 $28,764
2004 $63,245 2 $31,623
2002 $5,674 1 $5,674
2000 $130,375 3 $43,458
Total $437,598 12 $36,467

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