Will Kraus

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Will Kraus
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Missouri State Senate, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
2005-2011
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Missouri State University, 1997
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Personal
BirthdayMarch 22, 1973
Place of birthExcelsior Springs, Missouri
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Will Kraus (b. March 22, 1973) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Kraus earned his B.S. in Business from Central Missouri State University. He has served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Seniors, Families and Pensions
Ways and Means, Chair
Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration, Vice-chair
Joint Committee on Government Accountability
Joint Committee on Tax Policy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

No New Taxes Pledge

A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.

Kraus signed the pledge.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate 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 March 25, 2014.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Kraus won election to the Missouri State Senate.

Missouri State Senate, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Kraus (R) 50,615
Kevin Parr (D) 13,157

2008

On November 4, 2008, Will Kraus ran for District 48 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Joe Volpe.[2]

Will Kraus raised $84,652 for his campaign.[3]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 48
Candidates Votes Percent


Will Kraus (R) 11,170 58.0%
Joe Volpe (D) 8,078 42.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kraus is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kraus raised a total of $634,691 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Will Kraus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $66,084
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 8 Won $332,005
2008 Missouri State House, District 48 Won $84,652
2006 Missouri State House, District 48 Won $84,760
2004 Missouri State House, District 48 Won $67,190
Grand Total Raised $634,691

2012

Kraus was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kraus raised a total of $66,084.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Kraus was up for election to Senate District 8, he collected $332,005 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Citizens for Brad Lager $125,000
Roe, Jeff $10,000
Missouri Freedom $10,000
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson & Gorny $5,000

2008

In 2008, a year in which Kraus was up for re-election to House District 48, he collected $415,737 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Kelly Miller $2,000
48th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,600
129th Republican Legislative District CMTE $1,600
AT&T $1,575

2006

In 2006, a year in which Kraus was up for re-election to House District 48, he collected $415,737 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $2,875
48th Republican District Cmte $2,325
Aquila $900
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $750

2004

In 2004, a year in which Kraus was up for election to House District 48, he collected $415,737 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
6th Republican Congressional District Cmte $3,000
Kraus Jr, WM G & Carmen $2,000
18Th Republican Legislative District Cmte $1,500
Kraus, Will $1,000

Personal

Kraus is married and has 3 children. He has been a member of the Lee’s Summit American Legion, Raytown Crossroads Chamber of Commerce, Raytown South Middle Parent Teacher Student Association, Raytown Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Southwood Parent Teacher Association. [6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matt Bartle
Missouri State Senate District 8
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 48
2005–2011
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