|Kansas House of Representatives District 87|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Wichita State University|
|J.D.||Washburn University School of Law|
Kahrs earned his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law. His professional experience includes owning his own law practice.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kahrs served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• General Government Budget|
Kahrs' website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"To create private sector jobs, government must reduce the tax burden, and eliminate cumbersome and unwarranted regulations so that businesses can operate more economically, efficiently and productively."
- Excerpt:"I will fight for needed tax reform for our small businesses, which would allow them the opportunity to expand their business and add needed jobs."
Limit Government Growth & Spending
- Excerpt:"I am committed to reducing government spending which will keep those dollars invested in our community."
Faith & Family
- Excerpt:"I will fight to protect our right of conscience, and our right to worship freely. I am also committed to protecting life at every stage, from conception to natural death."
Excellence in Education
- Excerpt:"I will support reform measures to ensure the highest level of academic achievement for all Kansas children, and that the dollars invested stay in the classroom."
Kahrs won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 87. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Chris Florquist (D) and Santana Marie Talbert (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Kahrs Incumbent||62.4%||5,939|
|Libertarian||Santana Marie Talbert||4.6%||440|
Comprehensive donor information for Kahrs is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kahrs raised a total of $65,614 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.
|Mark Kahrs's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 87||$65,614|
|Grand Total Raised||$65,614|
2012Kahrs won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kahrs raised a total of $65,614.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Kahrs's campaign in 2012|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,127|
|Tiger Financial Management||$1,000|
|Taylor, Daniel J||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$65,614|
|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.
Mark Kahrs received a score of 77.0% in the 2013 index.
Kahrs and his wife, Sherri, have three children.
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- Rep. Kahrs' website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- "kahrsforkansas," Official Campaign Website
- Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 13, 2012.
- C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," retrieved August 7, 2012.
- Kansas Secretary of State, 2012 Unofficial Kansas General Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Kahrs, Mark," Accessed June 20, 2013
- "Kansas Freedom Index"
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
Joseph Scapa (R)
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