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David Haley

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David Haley
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Kansas State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
2001-present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Prior offices
Kansas State House of Representatives District 34
January 1995 to December 2000
Education
Bachelor'sMorehouse College
J.D.Howard University Law School
Personal
ProfessionPublic Affairs Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Haley is a Democratic member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He previously served in the Kansas Representative from 1995 to 2001.

Haley earned his B.S. from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Howard University Law School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary
Ethics, Elections and Local Government
Public Health and Welfare

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Haley served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Haley served on these committees:

Issues

Medical marijuana

In February 2014, Haley criticized Mary Pilcher-Cook, the chairwoman of the Kansas Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare, for leaving untouched his legislation that would establish rules and regulations for medical marijuana in Kansas. Pilcher-Cook opposed the medical marijuana legislation in 2013 and did not comment on whether or not she would allow a hearing on Senate Bill 9, called the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, in 2014. “I don’t think the Legislature would be for it. We have a very limited session. You have to look at the opportunity costs,” Pilcher-Cook said in an interview. The bill was originally submitted in January 2013. Haley responded by saying that Pilcher-Cook and Senate President Susan Wagle have intentionally suppressed the issue. “This is a discussion of national prominence now, and to put your head in the sand or put your hands over your ears and say ‘I just don’t want to hear it’ really smacks of a certain level of inability to learn that’s troubling,” Haley said in an interview. “It troubles me to think that there are people in elected office like that.”[2]

Campaign themes

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

Abortion

  • Excerpt: "Senator Haley believes that choosing to have a child is one of the most difficult decisions of a woman’s life. This choice should be made with the best information available and is a choice that involves family, religion, and personal believes; this choice should not be made by the government."

Civil Rights

  • Excerpt: "Criminal recodification, fighting illegal profiling, raising the standard of personal rights, and reforming our death penalty laws have been issues that David Haley has built real bi-partisan support around."

Economy and Jobs

  • Excerpt: "As a moderate Kansan, David Haley has proven his ability to help drive economic development without wasteful spending or cuts in important programs like education."

Financial Reform

  • Excerpt: "The people of Kansas deserve to know how their money is invested; David Haley supports financial reform."

Gun Control

  • Excerpt: "David Haley fully supports 2nd Amendment rights. "

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Haley won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 4. Haley ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Joe Ward (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Haley Incumbent 79.9% 17,428
     Republican Joe Ward 20.1% 4,394
Total Votes 21,822

2008

On November 4, 2008, Haley was re-elected to the 4th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate with no opposition.[5] Haley raised $30,304 for his campaign.[6]

Kansas State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Haley (D) 18,875 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Haley is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Haley raised a total of $212,350 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[7]

David Haley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 4 Won $45,532
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $4,079
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 4 Won $30,304
2006 Secretary of State/Kansas State Senate, District 4* Defeated $36,653
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 4 Won $20,350
2002 Secretary of State Defeated $36,897
2000 Kansas State Senate, District 4 Won $19,825
1998 Kansas State House, District 34 Won $7,985
1996 Kansas State House, District 34 Won $10,725
Grand Total Raised $212,350
*In 2006, Haley raised $5,400 for his Senate seat, which was not up for re-election, and $31,253 for the Secretary of State race, which he lost.

2012

Haley won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $45,532.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Haley's campaign in 2012
Haley, David$10,000
Kansas National Education Association$2,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$2,000
Kansas AFL-CIO$1,500
Kansas Contractors Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$45,532
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Haley won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $4,079.

2008

Haley won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $30,304.

2006

Haley won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $5,400. Haley lost the election for the Kansas Secretary of State in 2006. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $31,253.

2004

Haley won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $20,350.

2002

Haley lost the election for the Kansas Secretary of State in 2002. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $36,897.

2000

Haley won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $19,825.

1998

Haley won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $7,985.

1996

Haley won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Haley raised a total of $10,725.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[8] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

David Haley received a rating of 20% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[9]

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.[10]

2013

David Haley received a score of 27.6% in the 2013 index.[11]

Personal

Haley is married and has 3 children.[1]

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Preceded by
Sherman Jones
Kansas State Senate District 4
2001–present
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