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
CandidateVerification
Richard Carlson is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

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

Policy positions

Carlson refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[1]

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

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.[3]

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.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carlson was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[5] He raised $22,595 for his campaign.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

2013

Richard Carlson received a score of 71.0% in the 2013 index.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 61
2005–present
Succeeded by
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