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Willie Dove

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Willie Dove
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Kansas House of Representatives District 38
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Office website
Willie Dove is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012

Dove served in the United States Army.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Education Budget
Federal and State Affairs


Campaign themes

Dove's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "As a believer of our Youth, we have to stand up for what we believe in and not compromise on moral principles."
  • Excerpt: "We must protect our older population because they have laid the ground work through hard work."
  • Excerpt: "At present Kansas income taxes are among the highest and we can and will do better in the future."
  • Excerpt: "We must cut regulations that continue to discourage growth and help to populate other favorable states."
  • Excerpt: "We must prioritize and put the welfare of our community and Kansas first."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dove won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 38. He defeated David Anderson in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Pete Henderson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWillie Dove 57.3% 6,138
     Democratic Pete Henderson 42.7% 4,572
Total Votes 10,710
Kansas House of Representatives, District 38 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWillie Dove 54% 1,022
David Anderson 46% 870
Total Votes 1,892

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dove is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Dove raised a total of $27,849 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

Willie Dove's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 38 Won $18,867
2010 Board of Education, District 1 Defeated $3,948
2004 Kansas State House, District 39 Defeated $5,034
Grand Total Raised $27,849


Dove won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dove raised a total of $18,867.


Dove lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dove raised a total of $3,948.


Dove lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Dove raised a total of $5,034.


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.[5]


Willie Dove received a score of 62.0% in the 2013 index.[6]


Dove and his wife, Sunday, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Brown (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by