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Tom Phillips
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Kansas House of Representatives District 67
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 3
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 30, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKansas State University
Master'sKansas State University
ProfessionPlanning and Development
Office website
Campaign website
Tom Phillips is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 30, 2013.[1]

Phillips earned his M.S. in Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University. His professional experience includes owning and operating a community planning and development firm.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Phillips served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Local Government, Vice Chair
Children and Seniors
Energy and Environment


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


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


Campaign themes

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

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "Give local communities flexibility to invest strategically in their area of expertise."


  • Excerpt: "Education and specifically the education provided in Manhattan is not just a local, county or regional issue. It’s a state and indeed a national issue. We provide students the skills needed to compete in the global marketplace."

Government Efficiency

  • Excerpt: "Local government is closest to the people and by allowing them to operate with fewer strings, government in Topeka will also be more efficient."

Military Relations

  • Excerpt: "Work to provide a quality of life that appeals to military families and always be responsive to their unique needs as their family members defend our country at home and abroad."



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. Incumbent Tom Phillips was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Phillips won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 67. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Aaron Estabrook (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Phillips Incumbent 63.9% 6,442
     Democratic Aaron Estabrook 36.1% 3,638
Total Votes 10,080

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Phillips is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Phillips raised a total of $45,290 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[7]

Tom Phillips's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 67 Won $45,290
Grand Total Raised $45,290


Phillips won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Phillips raised a total of $45,290.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Phillips's campaign in 2012
Riley County Republican Party$1,500
Briggs, Russell$1,000
Phillips, Thomas$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$45,290
Source: Follow the Money


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]


Tom Phillips received a score of 46.0% in the 2013 index.[9]


Tom and his wife, Debra, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Susan Mosier (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 67
Succeeded by