Richard Carlson

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Richard Carlson
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Kansas House of Representatives District 61
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
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Richard Carlson is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Carlson did not seek re-election in 2014.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Taxation, Chair
Appropriations
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carlson served on the following committees:

Issues

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carlson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 61. Carlson defeated District 50 incumbent Trent LeDoux and Daniel Brenner in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 61 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Carlson Incumbent 49.2% 1,855
Trent LeDoux Incumbent 32% 1,206
Daniel A. Brenner 18.8% 711
Total Votes 3,772

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carlson won re-election to the 61st District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Carlson was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[4] He raised $22,595 for his campaign.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Carlson (R) 9,515 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carlson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Carlson raised a total of $136,263 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[6]

Richard Carlson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 61 Won $57,378
2010 Kansas State House, District 61 Won $30,017
2008 Kansas State House, District 61 Won $22,597
2006 Kansas State House, District 61 Won $10,531
2004 Kansas State House, District 61 Won $15,740
Grand Total Raised $136,263

2012

Carlson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $57,378.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Carlson's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,078
Kansas Society of CPAs$1,050
Centurylink$1,000
Nextera Energy Resources$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$57,378
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carlson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $30,017.

2008

Carlson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $22,597.

2006

Carlson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $10,531.

2004

Carlson won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $15,740.

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.[7]

2013

Richard Carlson received a score of 71.0% in the 2013 index.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 61
2005–present
Succeeded by
Becky Hutchins (R) (effective January 12, 2014