|Kansas House of Representatives District 1|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Houser served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Transportation and Public Safety Budget|
|• Commerce, Labor and Economic Development|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Brian Caswell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Michael Houser was unopposed in the Republican primary. Houser defeated Caswell in the general election.
Houser won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 1. Houser defeated Lance Nichols and Brad Bolin in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Grant Randall (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012|
Houser won Election Day ballots 2468 to Doug Gatewood’s 2394, but Gatewood had a 96-vote lead election night because of advance ballots. Gatewood received 456 advance votes to Houser’s 286. On November 8, 2010, Houser asked for a recount.
The final tally after the recount came to: Gatewood with 2907 to Houser's 2828.
Comprehensive donor information for Houser is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Houser raised a total of $42,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.
|Michael Houser's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 1||$25,957|
|2010||Kansas State House, District 1||$16,325|
|Grand Total Raised||$42,282|
2012Houser won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $25,957.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Houser's campaign in 2012|
|Crossland Construction Co||$2,000|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,078|
|Contractors Equipment Co||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$25,957|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Houser lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $16,325.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Houser's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Republican Party||$4,090|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Crossroads Warehouse Center||$500|
|Crossland Heavy Contractors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,325|
|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.
Michael Houser received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Michael + Houser + Kansas + House"
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- Kansas House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Joint Committees
- Kansas state legislative districts
- Kansas State Legislature
- Kansas Legislature - Representative Michael Houser
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed September 15, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 General (unofficial)," accessed September 15, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Watchdog, "Houser asks for recount in House District 1," November 8, 2010
- KOAM 7, "Recount is over for a state race in Southeast Kansas," November 10, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Houser, Michael," accessed June 7, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
Doug Gatewood (D)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 1
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