Leslie Donovan

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Leslie Donovan
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Kansas State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
March 10, 1997 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 10, 1997
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
1992 - 1997
Education
High schoolSouthside High School
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Leslie D. "Les" Donovan, Sr. is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Donovan served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1992 to 1997.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Assessment and Taxation, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Donovan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Donovan served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Donovan won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 27. Donovan ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Diana Cubbage (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Kansas State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Donovan Incumbent 65.5% 20,773
     Democratic Diana Cubbage 34.5% 10,922
Total Votes 31,695

2008

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Donovan was re-elected to the 27th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Melissa J. Flower (D).[3] Donovan raised $58,488 for his campaign, while Flower raised $2,505.[4]

Kansas State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Donovan (R) 21,015 66.4%
Melissa J. Flower (D) 10,610 33.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Donovan is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Donovan raised a total of $312,504 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[5]

Leslie Donovan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Won $67,560
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $5,900
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Won $58,488
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $10,305
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Won $62,787
2002 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $18,815
2000 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Won $46,107
1998 Kansas State Senate, District 27 Won $34,657
1996 Kansas State House, District 94 Won $7,885
Grand Total Raised $312,504

2012

Donovan won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $67,560.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leslie Donovan's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,244
Koch Industries$2,000
Kansas Medical Society$2,000
Kansas Society of Cpas$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$67,560
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Donovan was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $5,900.

2008

Donovan won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $58,488.

2006

Donovan was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $10,305.

2004

Donovan won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $62,787.

2002

Donovan was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $18,815.

2000

Donovan won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $46,107.

1998

Donovan won election to the Kansas State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $34,657.

1996

Donovan won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $7,885.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[6] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Leslie Donovan received a rating of 73% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[7]

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

Leslie Donovan received a score of 68.1% in the 2013 index.[9]

Personal

Donovan and his wife, Mary, have three children.[10]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Harris
Kansas State Senate District 27
1997–present
Succeeded by
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