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Scott Barnhart
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Former candidate for
Kansas House of Representatives, District 59
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolOttawa High School
Bachelor'sEmporia State University
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Scott James Barnhart was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 59 of the Kansas House of Representatives.[1]

Barnhart was a 2014 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Kansas. However, he did not make it onto the general election ballot.[2]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Kansas. Barnhart was defeated by Tobias Schlingensiepen in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.[3]


Barnhart was born in Ottawa, Kansas, and was raised on a farm.[4]


  • 1991: West Franklin and Ottawa School districts
  • Butler County Community College
  • Kansas University
  • Emporia State University, Chemistry and Physical Science Education


Barnhart taught school in the Lawrence District as a full-time substitute teacher at Central Junior High, then took a job with the Basehor-Linwood School District.[5] He taught 7th grade science there for one year then worked in the private sector for a year before returning to the family farm in 2001.[5]



Kansas House

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Scott James Barnhart was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Blaine Finch defeated Bob Fluke in the Republican primary. Finch defeated Barnhart in the general election.[6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives District 59, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Finch Incumbent 74.3% 5,009
     Democratic Scott James Barnhart 25.7% 1,737
Total Votes 6,746

Kansas House of Representatives, District 59 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Finch Incumbent 64.1% 1,972
Bob Fluke 35.9% 1,103
Total Votes 3,075

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in Kansas, 2014

Barnhart ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Kansas. Barnhart did not make it onto the general election ballot.[2]


See also: Kansas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Barnhart ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kansas' 2nd District. Barnhart sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[8] The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012. Barnhart was defeated by Tobias Schlingensiepen[9]

The primary took place on August 7.[10]

U.S. House, Kansas District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTobias Schlingensiepen 39.5% 11,747
Robert Eye 34.8% 10,353
Scott Barnhart 25.7% 7,627
Total Votes 29,727

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