Ed Trimmer

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Ed Trimmer
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Kansas House of Representatives District 79
Incumbent
In office
August 19, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEmporia State University (1974)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 12, 1952
Place of birthSalina, Kansas
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ed Trimmer is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 79. He was first elected to the chamber in August 2005.

Trimmer's professional experience includes working as a teacher.

He has served on a number of organizations including Mosaic Patient Review Committee, ABCDE, National Forensic League, Vision 20/20 People Sub-committee, and the Kansas Speech Communication Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Energy and Environment

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Trimmer served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Trimmer served on the following committees:

Issues

Policy positions

Trimmer refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009
  • H 2248 Sales tax exemption for certain organizations which provide services for seniors. 02/05/2009
  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/2009[3]

Campaign themes

Trimmer's website highlights the following campaign themes:[4]

Tax Issues

  • Excerpt: "I support a fair tax system that doesn't overburden business or property owners and one in which everyone pays their fair share. I also believe tax breaks should go to the job creators not the profit takers."

Education Issues

  • Excerpt: "I am pro-child. I support public education, K-12 and beyond. We should have accountability but should not make the process more difficult by slashing budgets."

Landowner's Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "Landowner's property rights should be protected and the burden of taxation should not be shifted to the property owner."

Budget Priorities

  • Excerpt: "Economic recorvery is very important, but Kansas needs to be a good place to live, work and raise children, as well as a good place to do business."

Immigration

  • Excerpt: ""Illegal is illegal" is just a slogan. We need a morally consistent policy."

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Ed Trimmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Larry Alley was unopposed in the Republican primary.[5][6]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Trimmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 79. He was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Larry Alley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Trimmer Incumbent 50.4% 4,234
     Republican Larry Alley 49.6% 4,169
Total Votes 8,403

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Trimmer won re-election to the 78th District Seat in 2010 against Larry Alley (I). He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 78 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Trimmer (D) 3,534
Larry Alley (I) 2,591

2008

On November 4, 2008, Trimmer was re-elected to the 78th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating John Whittington (R).[10] Trimmer raised $27,100 for his campaign, while Whittington raised $9,335.[11]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Trimmer (D) 5,056 62.3%
John Whittington (R) 3,056 37.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Trimmer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Trimmer raised a total of $117,071 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[12]

Ed Trimmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 79 Won $25,504
2010 Kansas State House, District 78 Won $29,157
2008 Kansas State House, District 78 Won $27,100
2006 Kansas State House, District 78 Won $35,310
Grand Total Raised $117,071

2012

Trimmer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Trimmer raised a total of $25,504.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Trimmer's campaign in 2012
Kansas Medical Society$750
Kansas Contractors Association$700
Kansas Bankers Association$550
Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodge 70$500
Kansas Physical Therapy Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$25,504
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Trimmer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Trimmer raised a total of $29,157.

2008

Trimmer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Trimmer raised a total of $27,100.

2006

Trimmer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Trimmer raised a total of $35,310.

Scorecards

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.[13]

2013

Ed Trimmer received a score of 34.0% in the 2013 index.[14]

Personal

Trimmer and his wife, Kris, have two children.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kasha Kelley (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 79
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 78
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Ron Ryckman (R)