Denise Cassells

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Denise Cassells
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Candidate for
Kansas State Senate District 12
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
ProfessionBusiness Management
Campaign website
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Denise Cassells was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the Kansas State Senate.

Cassells currently works as a manager for her husband's construction company. She attends the University of Kansas, where she is scheduled to receive a Bachelor's degree in Communications next year.[1]


Cassells' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Creating a fair taxing system will only strengthen our middle-class, and provide opportunities that are more equitable for those who struggle just to find decent paying jobs within their communities."
  • Excerpt: "We must include provisions that guarantee our children access to affordable student loans. The future of our state is tied to the Legislature’s continued commitment to providing high quality and affordable access to higher education."
  • Excerpt: "Our future economic growth and entrepreneurial spirit rest on our desire and will to ensure that our youth receive the very best education we can provide; this is not only our Constitutional duty, it is our moral duty."
  • Excerpt: "If elected as your State Senator, I will protect the interest of all my constituents, not just those who can afford to be protected."



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Cassells ran in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 12. Cassells ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and was defeated by Caryn Tyson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Pat Apple ran in District 37.[2]

Kansas State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaryn Tyson 65.8% 18,720
     Democratic Denise Cassells 34.2% 9,737
Total Votes 28,457


Cassells and her husband Craig have two children.[3]

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