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Leslie Osterman
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Kansas House of Representatives District 97
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorge Washington University (1991)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
BirthdayJuly 29, 1947
Place of birthCheyenne, Wyoming
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Leslie Osterman (b. July 29, 1947) is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Osterman earned his B.S. in Health Sciences-Hospital Administration from George Washington University in 1992. He served in the United States navy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Veterans, Military and Homeland Security, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Health and Human Services

2011-2012

Osterman serves on the following Kansas House of Representatives committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Leslie Osterman defeated Michael Walker in the Republican primary.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 97 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Osterman Incumbent 57.1% 816
Michael Walker 42.9% 614
Total Votes 1,430

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Osterman won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 97. He defeated Jeff Blubaugh in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Dale Swenson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Osterman Incumbent 58.4% 4,068
     Democratic Dale Swenson 41.6% 2,899
Total Votes 6,967
Kansas House of Representatives, District 97 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Osterman Incumbent 50.9% 774
Jeff Blubaugh 49.1% 747
Total Votes 1,521

2010

Osterman defeated incumbent Dale Swenson (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 97 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Osterman (R) 2,341
Dale Swenson (D) 2,007
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Osterman was endorsed by:

  • Kansans for Liberty[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Osterman is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Osterman raised a total of $34,295 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[7]

Leslie Osterman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 97 Won $23,430
2010 Kansas State House, District 97 Won $10,029
2000 Kansas State House, District 97 Defeated $836
Grand Total Raised $34,295

2012

Osterman won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Osterman raised a total of $23,430.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leslie Osterman's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,127
Koch Industries$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Wichita Area Association of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$23,430
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Osterman won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Osterman raised a total of $10,029.

2000

Osterman lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Osterman raised a total of $836.

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

Leslie Osterman received a score of 58.0% in the 2013 index.[9]

Personal

Osterman and his wife, Deloris, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dale Swenson (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 97
2011–present
Succeeded by
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