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Mike Petersen (Kansas)

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Mike Petersen
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Kansas State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Petersen is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Petersen served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Transportation, Chair
Utilities, Vice Chair
Judiciary
Assessment and Taxation

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Judiciary
Assessment and Taxation
Utilities
Organization, Calendar and Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Petersen won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 28. Petersen ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Keith Humphrey (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Kansas State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Petersen Incumbent 52.7% 9,853
     Democratic Keith Humphrey 47.3% 8,852
Total Votes 18,705

2008

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Petersen was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Shala Perez (D).[3] Petersen raised $93,577 for his campaign, while Perez raised $54,603.[4]

Kansas State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Petersen (R) 9,408 54.1%
Shala Perez (D) 7,957 45.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Petersen is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Petersen raised a total of $271,503 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[5]

Mike Petersen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 28 Won $107,268
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $11,410
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 28 Won $93,577
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $10,136
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 28 Won $25,868
2000 Kansas State House, District 98 Defeated $250
1998 Kansas State House, District 98 Defeated $13,540
1996 Kansas State House, District 98 Defeated $9,454
Grand Total Raised $271,503

2012

Petersen won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $107,268.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Petersen (Kansas)'s campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Party$13,645
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$3,062
Steven II, Rodney L$2,000
Kansas Medical Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$107,268
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Petersen was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $11,410.

2008

Petersen won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $93,577.

2006

Petersen was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $10,136.

2004

Petersen won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $25,868.

2000

Petersen lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $250.

1998

Petersen lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $13,540.

1996

Petersen lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $9,454.

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

Mike Petersen received a rating of 80% 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

Mike Petersen received a score of 62.1% in the 2013 index.[9]

Personal

Petersen is married to his wife, Shelby.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Feleciano Jr.
Kansas State Senate District 28
2005–present
Succeeded by
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