Mark Kahrs

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Mark Kahrs
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Kansas House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWichita State University
J.D.Washburn University School of Law
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Kahrs is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013. since 2013.

Kahrs earned his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law. His professional experience includes owning his own law practice.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
General Government Budget
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

Kahrs' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Growth

  • 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."

Pro-Business

  • 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."

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. Charles Jenney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mark Kahrs was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Kahrs Incumbent 62.4% 5,939
     Democratic Chris Florquist 33% 3,146
     Libertarian Santana Marie Talbert 4.6% 440
Total Votes 9,525

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Mark Kahrs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 87 Won $65,614
Grand Total Raised $65,614

2012

Kahrs 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
Kahrs, Mark$927
Hodge, Ray$500
Taylor, Daniel J$500
Total Raised in 2012$65,614
Source:Follow the Money

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.[6]

2013

Mark Kahrs received a score of 77.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

Personal

Kahrs and his wife, Sherri, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Scapa (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 87
2013-present
Succeeded by
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