Virgil Weigel

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Virgil Weigel
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Kansas House of Representatives District 56
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
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
Websites
Office website
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Virgil Weigel is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Pensions and Benefits
Transportation
Veterans, Military and Homeland Security
Taxation

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Virgil Weigel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lane Hemsley defeated Evan Lancaster and Shawn Powell in the Republican primary. Weigel faces Hemsley in the general election.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 56 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLane Hemsley 61.4% 1,308
Shawn Powell 21.7% 462
Evan Lancaster 16.9% 360
Total Votes 2,130

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weigel won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 56. Weigel ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Janet Mitchell (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Weigel 51.9% 4,989
     Republican Janet Mitchell 48.1% 4,628
Total Votes 9,617

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weigel is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Weigel raised a total of $6,678 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[5]

Virgil Weigel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 56 Won $6,678
Grand Total Raised $6,678

2012

Weigel won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Weigel raised a total of $6,678.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Virgil Weigel's campaign in 2012
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers$500
Topeka Federation of Labor$500
Kansas National Education Association$500
Haas, Debbie$500
Communications Workers$400
Total Raised in 2012$6,678
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

Virgil Weigel received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Annie Tietze (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 56
2013–present
Succeeded by
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