Steve Abrams

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Steve Abrams
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Kansas State Senate District 32
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKansas State University, 1971
OtherKansas State University, 1977
Date of birthAugust 4, 1949
Place of birthArkansas City, Kansas
Office website
Campaign website
Steve E. Abrams, D.V.M. is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Abrams earned his B.S. in Animal Science & Industry and his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1971 and 1977, respectively.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Education, Chair
Ways and Means


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abrams served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abrams served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Abrams' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Against tax increases
  • Supports reducing energy costs through energy production expansion
  • Wants to keep government spending in check
  • Supports more Career & Tech education for students



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Abrams won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 32. Abrams defeated Miranda Allen in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas State Senate, District 32 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve E. Abrams Incumbent 52.5% 4,886
Miranda Allen 47.5% 4,425
Total Votes 9,311


See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Abrams was elected to the 32nd District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Greta Goodwin (D).[5] Abrams raised $42,191 for his campaign, while Goodwin raised $78,528.[6]

Kansas State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Abrams (R) 14,027 53.6%
Greta Goodwin (D) 12,097 46.3

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Abrams is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Abrams raised a total of $128,586 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[7]

Steve Abrams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 32 Won $75,317
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 32 Won $42,191
2004 Kansas Board of Education, District 10 Won $11,078
Grand Total Raised $128,586


Abrams won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $75,317.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Abrams's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Nordell, Tim$2,000
Koch Industries$2,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,898
Kansas Optometric Association$1,400
Total Raised in 2012$75,317
Source:Follow the Money


Abrams won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $42,191.


Abrams won election to the Kansas Board of Eduation in 2004. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $11,078.


Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[8] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.


Steve Abrams received a rating of 87% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[9]

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.[10]


Steve Abrams received a score of 64.7% in the 2013 index.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Greta Goodwin
Kansas Senate District 32
Succeeded by