Bob Reader

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Bob Reader
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Candidate for
Kansas State Senate District 22
Bachelor'sWichita State University
Master'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ProfessionBusiness Investment
Campaign website
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Bob Reader was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 22 of the Kansas State Senate.

Reader attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving a Juris Doctorate and a Master's degree in Business Administration.[1]


Campaign themes

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


  • Excerpt: "While there is much debate on which tax is the most fair to a society, my own preference is to focus on how much our citizens are taxed as a whole."

K-12 Education

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate for school choice, but am equally committed to the time-proven principle that a civilized society must make available an excellent public education to all of its children in order to prosper."


  • Excerpt: "I believe in and advocate for equal rights, justice and opportunity for all. I believe that free enterprise and individual initiative is what gives rise to great prosperity in a free society."

Freedom of Religion

  • Excerpt: "I will not push laws that force a particular religion on society. But I will fight for the freedoms of any and all citizens to believe what they will and to act in accordance with their established beliefs."



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Reader ran in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 22. Reader defeated Joe Knopp and incumbent Roger P. Reitz in the Republican primary on August 7 and was defeated by Tom Hawk (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hawk 50.8% 12,851
     Republican Bob Reader 49.2% 12,469
Total Votes 25,320
Kansas State Senate, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Reader 43.1% 3,318
Roger P. Reitz Incumbent 29.2% 2,251
Joe Knopp 27.7% 2,134
Total Votes 7,703


Reader and his wife have seven children.[5]

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