Lance Kinzer

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Lance Kinzer
Lance Kinzer.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
July 27, 2004 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sWheaton College, 1992
J.D.University of Kansas, 1995
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1995 – 1999
Personal
BirthdayApril 18, 1970
Place of birthBay City, Michigan
ProfessionMember, Schlagel, Gordon and Kinzer, LLC
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lance Kinzer is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first appointed to the chamber in July 2004.

Biography

Kinzer earned his Master's from Wheaton College and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a partner in the law firm Schlagel, Gordon & Kinzer, LLC and as Regional Director of Sam Brownback's 2004 campaign.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary, Chair
Elections
Rules and Journal

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kinzer served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kinzer served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kinzer's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Taxes And Fiscal Policy

  • Excerpt: "For far too many years Kansas developed the habit of spending more than projected revenues, and growing government faster than the economy as a whole."

Strengthening Our Criminal Justice System

  • Excerpt: "Government has no more crucial role than protecting the safety of its citizens. Reforming our criminal justice system to stiffen penalties against violent offenders and reduce recidivism is among my top priorities."

Immigration

  • Excerpt: "While immigration policy is largely a federal issue the State does have a role to play. I believe that all people are entitled to be treated with dignity and to be afforded basic human rights."

Life Issues

  • Excerpt: "I am strongly pro-life and am proud to have received a 100% rating from Kansans for Life during my time in the legislature."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Providing the opportunity for a high quality education to all Kansas children is among the primary, task of the legislature. Unfortunately, the current funding formula is a rigged game where Johnson County pays the bill but receives less than a fair share of education dollars."

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Kinzer won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 30. Kinzer defeated incumbent Ron Worley in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Liz Dickinson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLance Kinzer Incumbent 54.9% 5,623
     Democratic Liz Dickinson 45.1% 4,611
Total Votes 10,234
Kansas House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLance Kinzer Incumbent 56.8% 1,146
Ron Worley Incumbent 43.2% 873
Total Votes 2,019

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kinzer won re-election to the 14th District seat against Elliot Lahn (D). Kinzer had no opposition in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 14 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLance Kinzer (R) 4,910
Elliot Lahn (D) 2,345

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kinzer was re-elected to the 14th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Aunesty Janssen (D).[5] Kinzer raised $44,674 for his campaign, while Janssen raised $1,200.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 14
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngLance Kinzer (R) 7,054 61.1%
Aunesty Janssen (D) 4,486 38.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kinzer is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kinzer raised a total of $214,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[7]

Lance Kinzer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 30 Won $56,491
2010 Kansas State House, District 14 Won $64,249
2008 Kansas State House, District 14 Won $44,674
2006 Kansas State House, District 14 Won $42,870
2004 Kansas State House, District 14 Won $5,999
Grand Total Raised $214,283

2012

Kinzer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kinzer raised a total of $56,491.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lance Kinzer's campaign in 2012
Egan, Michael T & Donna R$1,000
Reymond, Robert & Sheri$1,000
Kansas State Farm Insurance Agents$1,000
Kansas Hospital Association$750
Kansas Association of Realtors$750
Total Raised in 2012$56,491
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kinzer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kinzer raised a total of $64,249.

2008

Kinzer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kinzer raised a total of $44,674.

2006

Kinzer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Kinzer raised a total of $42,870.

2004

Kinzer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Kinzer raised a total of $5,999.

Scorecards

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.[8]

2013

Lance Kinzer received a score of 80.0% in the 2013 index.[9]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lance Kinzer endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Personal

Kinzer and his wife, Michelle, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Worley (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 30
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 14
2004–2013
Succeeded by
Keith Esau (R)