Philip H. Martin

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Philip H. Martin
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Candidate for
Kansas House of Representatives District 110
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University (1972)
Master'sFort Hays State University (2000)
ProfessionCity Clerk of Ellis, Kansas
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Philip H. Martin was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 110 of the Kansas House of Representatives.


Martin currently serves as City Clerk of Ellis, a position he has held since 2010. He previously served four terms on the Ellis City Council from 2001-2009.[1]

Martin worked as a self employed oil field contractor from 1975-2000 and a University instructor from 2001 to 2010 at the Fort Hays State University College of Business. He is affiliated with the Ellis Industrial Development Corporation and Wiesner Educational Foundation, Inc.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, Fort Hays State University, Political Science, 1972
  • Master's degree, Fort Hays State University, Business Administration, 2000[1]


Campaign themes


In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Martin stated, "I am a centrist and a moderate. I would work to restore Kansas public school funding and to strengthen our economy by developing an educated and well trained workforce. I will push for a fair tax code with less reliance on local property tax and more on sales taxes and especially work so that income taxes paid by all Kansans, including the ultra-rich be structured so that middle class taxpayers do not have to bear an unfair rate of taxation in favor of any other classification of taxpayers. I believe this would put our economy on a road map to prosperity instead of the current administration's plans. To accomplish some of these things, both political parties in the legislature and the executive branch must reach out to each other and begin a dialogue of respect and civility in campaigns and in discussions. Finally, I would work to make permanent changes in the way political redistricting is done in Kansas, by creating a nonpartisan set of rules to choose district boundaries. This year a Federal panel of judges did what the Legislature could not do, they divided Kansas into districts based on population and communities of interest and met a deadline in doing so."[1]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Martin ran in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 110. He was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by Travis Couture-Lovelady (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 110, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Couture-Lovelady 75.6% 7,407
     Democratic Philip Martin 24.4% 2,385
Total Votes 9,792

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