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Travis Couture-Lovelady

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Travis Couture-Lovelady
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Kansas House of Representatives District 110
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPalco High School
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University
Personal
Place of birthHays, Kansas
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Travis Couture-Lovelady is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 110. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Couture-Lovelady was appointed to serve as the campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R) in the 2014 election.[1] He is still running for re-election to the Kansas House in 2014.

Biography

Couture-Lovelady earned his Bachelor's from Fort Hays State University. His professional experience includes working on a family farm that his grandparents own, field director for Sen. Pat Roberts, legislative correspondent for then-Sen. Sam Brownback and Director of Communications for State Treasurer Ron Estes.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Couture-Lovelady served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Rules and Journal
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Federal and State Affairs
Taxation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Couture-Lovelady's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Pro Gun Rights

  • Excerpt: "He is a firm believer that the Second Amendment is an individual right and will fight any encroachment on that right."

Pro-Family

  • Excerpt: "Travis is Pro-Life and believes that government should encourage the creation of families and not their destruction. "

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Kansas needs to meet its statutorily required 7.5% ending balance and end the practice of issuing certificates of indebtedness."

Transportation: A Vital Link for Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "Whether it's agricultural products, construction materials, or products from our factories, access to modern maintained highways is vital to keeping our goods moving and our residents employed."

Reduce the Tax Burden: Create Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "Our tax burden has made Kansas uncompetitive, driving businesses and Kansas families elsewhere to find economic opportunity."

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Travis Couture-Lovelady is unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Couture-Lovelady won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 110. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Philip H. Martin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 110, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Couture-Lovelady 75.6% 7,407
     Democratic Philip Martin 24.4% 2,385
Total Votes 9,792

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Couture-Lovelady is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Couture-Lovelady raised a total of $43,544 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[5]

Travis Couture-Lovelady's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 110 Won $43,544
Grand Total Raised $43,544

2012

Couture-Lovelady won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Couture-Lovelady raised a total of $43,544.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Travis Couture-Lovelady's campaign in 2012
Couture, Lee & Edie$1,000
Lovelady, Greg & Kathy$1,000
Reddig, Tiffany-Jarod$1,000
Luvco$1,000
Lovelady, Mark & Darla$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$43,544
Source:Follow the Money

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.[6]

2013

Travis Couture-Lovelady received a score of 64.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Collins (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 110
2013–present
Succeeded by
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