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Scott Barnhart
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Kansas
High schoolOttawa High School
Bachelor'sEmporia State University
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Scott 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.[1]

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.[2]


Barnhart was born in Ottawa, Kansas, and was raised on a farm.[3]


  • 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.[4] He taught 7th grade science there for one year and then worked in the private sector for a year before returning to the family farm in 2001.[4]



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.[1]


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.[5] The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012. Barnhart was defeated by Tobias Schlingensiepen[6]

The primary took place on August 7.[7]

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 Bamhart 25.7% 7,627
Total Votes 29,727

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