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David Powell
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Kansas Insurance Commissioner
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Next generalAugust 5, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionInsurance agent
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David Powell was a Republican candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner in the 2014 elections.[1]

Powell is an insurance agent by trade.



See also: Kansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Powell ran for election to the office of Kansas Insurance Commissioner. Powell sought the Republican nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Republican primary - August 5, 2014

Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Selzer 27.1% 64,073
Beverly Gossage 23.1% 54,578
Clark Shultz 22.8% 53,900
David Powell 16.8% 39,638
John Toplikar 10.3% 24,455
Total Votes 236,644
Election Results Via:Kansas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Powell ran again for election as Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in 2010. Despite being a Republican, Powell appeared on the ballot as a write-in candidate. He was defeated by incumbent Sandy Praeger (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Praeger Incumbent 99.6% 674,573
     Write-in David J. Powell 0.4% 2,570
Total Votes 677,143
Election Results Via: Kansas Secretary of State


Powell made his first unsuccessful bid for the office of Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in 2002. He lost in the primary.[3]

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