Keith Esau

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Keith Esau
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Kansas House of Representatives District 14
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBuhler
Bachelor'sTabor College
ProfessionSoftware Design
Office website
Campaign website
Keith Esau is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Esau earned his B.A. in Music from Tabor College. His professional experience includes working as a software designer.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Esau served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Local Government
Vision 2020


Campaign themes


Esau's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Create High Tech Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Johnson County should become a haven in the Midwest for new technology jobs"

Fund our Schools...Locally

  • Excerpt: "For too long, Johnson County schools have been hijacked by a school finance formula that punishes our success...this must end."

End Wasteful Spending

  • Excerpt: "Government must become more efficient and learn to do more with less."

Preserve Our Values

  • Excerpt: "Kansas has a unique and cherished way of life. Government should respect the family values that made our state great."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Merlin Ring was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Keith Esau was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brent Stackhouse ran in the general election as a Libertarian candidate. Esau defeated Ring and Stackhouse in the general election.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives District 14, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Esau Incumbent 60.5% 4,764
     Democratic Merlin Ring 33.5% 2,632
     Libertarian Brent Stackhouse 6% 472
Total Votes 7,868


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Esau won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 14. Esau defeated Janet King in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Roberta Eveslage (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Esau 63% 6,631
     Democratic Roberta Eveslage 37% 3,902
Total Votes 10,533
Kansas House of Representatives, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Esau 61.8% 1,164
Janet King 38.2% 718
Total Votes 1,882

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Esau is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Esau raised a total of $27,286 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[6]

Keith Esau's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 14 Won $27,286
Grand Total Raised $27,286


Esau won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Esau raised a total of $27,286.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Esau's campaign in 2012
Lewis, John G$1,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Egan, Michael T & Donna R$1,000
Esau, Keith & Charlotte$697
Egan, Donna R$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,286
Source:Follow the Money


Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[7]


Keith Esau received a score of 86.0% in the 2013 index.[8]


Keith and his wife, Charlotte, have five children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lance Kinzer (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 14
Succeeded by