Vern Swanson

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Vern Swanson
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Kansas House of Representatives, District 64
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Clay County Board of Education
1989 – 2001
Education
Bachelor'sEmporia State University, 1969
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Service branchKansas Army National Guard
Websites
Office website
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Vern Swanson is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Swanson did not seek re-election in 2014.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Vision 2020, Vice-chair
Financial Institutions
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Swanson served on the following committees:

Issues

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swanson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 64. Swanson ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Philip Breitmeyer (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVern Swanson Incumbent 81% 4,541
     Libertarian Philip Breitmeyer 19% 1,064
Total Votes 5,605

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swanson won re-election to the 64th District seat in 2010 with no opposition. In the August 3 primary election, Swanson defeated Republican primary opponent Michael Musselman by a margin of 1,553 to 1,236. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Swanson was re-elected to the 64th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[5] He raised $20,738 for his campaign.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngVern Swanson (R) 6,073 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swanson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Swanson raised a total of $108,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[7]

Vern Swanson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $27,137
2010 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $43,633
2008 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $20,738
2006 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $16,897
Grand Total Raised $108,405

2012

Swanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $27,137.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vern Swanson's campaign in 2012
Twin Valley Telephone$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Cox Communications$750
Kansas Medical Society$750
Total Raised in 2012$27,137
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Swanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $43,633.

2008

Swanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $20,738.

2006

Swanson won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $16,897.

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.[8]

2013

Vern Swanson received a score of 40.0% in the 2013 index.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 64
2007–present
Succeeded by
Susie Swanson (R) (effective January 12, 2015)