|Kansas House of Representatives District 69|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Kansas State University (2001)|
|Master's||George Washington University (2004)|
Claeys is the former President and CEO of National Association of Government Contractors, a non-profit organization management industry that helped create awareness of government procurement policies.
On April 20, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, challenging Democrat Chris Biggs, who was appointed to the position by Governor Mark Parkinson.  Claeys lost the Republican nomination to Kris Kobach on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, receiving a little over twenty-one percent of the vote.
Immediately after receiving his bachelor's degree, Claeys served as director of communications for the Washington D.C.-based National Small Business Association (NSBA) in 2002. Two years later, he was named as the President and CEO of the National Association of Government Contractors, a trade association involved in government contracting.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Claeys served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Commerce, Labor and Economic Development|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
Claeys won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 69. He defeated Bruce Wyatt in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Gary Swartzendruber (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 69 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bruce H. Wyatt||47.9%||1,029|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
- See also: Kansas Secretary of State election, 2010
|2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary |
|Kris Kobach (R)||50.7%|
|Elizabeth Ensley (R)||27.0%|
|J.R. Claeys (R)||22.3%|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "J.R. + Claeys + Kansas + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- No-tax pledges factor in legislative impasse - Topeka Capital Journal
- Marketplace Fairness Act, Bill To Tax Online Sales, Moves Toward Senate Vote - Huffington Post
- This can't be the best option - Salina.com
- Would Online Sales Tax Help West Suburban Businesses? - Patch.com
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- Rep. Claeys' website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- J.R. Claeys on Facebook
- J.R. Claeys on Twitter
- ↑ Salina Journal "Claeys makes progress on statewide election" 20 April, 2009
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 9, 2012.
- ↑ C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," retrieved August 7, 2012.
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, 2012 Unofficial Kansas General Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State - 2010 Primary Election Results
Tom Arpke (R)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 69
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