Pat Apple

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Pat Apple
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Kansas Corporation Commission
Incumbent
In office
April 11, 2014 - present
Term ends
March 15, 2018
Years in position 0
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$99,252
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas State Senate District 12, 37
2005-2014
Commissioner, District Four, Miami County, Kansas
2003 – 2005
Member At-Large, Board of Education, Unified School District 416
1991 – 2003
Education
OtherKansas City Missouri Vocational-Technical, 1981
Personal
ProfessionCo-Owner, Apple Electric
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Pat Apple is a current member of the Kansas Corporation Commission. He was appointed to the commission by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on March 24, 2014, and took office on April 11, 2014, shortly after he was confirmed by the Kansas State Senate. Apple's term is scheduled to expire on March 15, 2018.[1]

Apple is a former Republican state Sen. representing District 37 from 2013-2014, and District 12 from 2005-2013. He resigned in 2014 to begin his appointment on the Kansas Corporation Commission.[2]

Apple served as a Miami County Commissioner from 2003 to 2005.

Political career

Kansas Corporation Commission (2014-present)

Apple was sworn in as a member of the Kansas Corporation Commission on April 11, 2014. He was appointed to the commission by Gov. Brownback in March 2014, upon the expiration of former commissioner Thomas E. Wright's second term. Apple's appointment was confirmed by the state Senate on April 6, 2014.[3]

Kansas State Senate (2005-2014)

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Utilities, Chair
Commerce
Assessment and Taxation
Organization, Calendar and Rules
2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Apple won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 37. Apple defeated Daniel B. Campbell and House incumbent Charlotte O'Hara in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas State Senate, District 37 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Apple Incumbent 64.6% 4,751
Charlotte O'Hara 29.4% 2,165
Daniel B. Campbell 6% 441
Total Votes 7,357

2008

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Apple was re-elected to the 12th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Andrew Rickel (D).[6] Apple raised $69,552 for his campaign, while Rickel raised $1,886.[7]

Kansas State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Apple (R) 22,614 71.4%
Andrew Rickel (D) 9,029 28.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Apple is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Apple raised a total of $295,627 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[8]

Pat Apple's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 37 Won $107,626
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 12 Won $19,153
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 12 Won $69,552
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 12 Won $26,701
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 12 Won $72,595
Grand Total Raised $295,627

2012

Apple won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Apple raised a total of $107,626.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pat Apple's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Skilled Healthcare LLC$2,000
Burns & Mcdonnell$2,000
Wilson Telephone Co$2,000
First National Bank$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$107,626
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Apple won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Apple raised a total of $19,153.

2008

Apple won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Apple raised a total of $69,552.

2006

Apple won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Apple raised a total of $26,701.

2004

Apple won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Apple raised a total of $72,595.

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."[9] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Pat Apple received a rating of 69% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[10]

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.[11]

2013

Pat Apple received a score of 66.4% in the 2013 index.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas E. Wright
Kansas Corporation Commission
2014 - present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Ray Merrick (R)
Kansas State Senate District 37
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Molly Baumgardner (R)
Preceded by
Robert Tyson
Kansas State Senate District 12
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Caryn Tyson (R)