Jeff Longbine

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Jeff Longbine
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Kansas State Senate District 17
In office
October 2010 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedOctober 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
ProfessionCar dealer
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Longbine is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 17. He was first appointed to the chamber in October 2010.[1]


Longbine earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas after attending Emporia State University. His professional experience includes managing his family's auto dealership.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Longbine served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Financial Institutions and Insurance, Chair
Legislative Post Audit
Federal and State Affairs


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


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


Campaign themes


Longbine's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Jobs and Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "In the Senate, Jeff has taken these lessons and applied them as he spearheaded efforts to target good-paying jobs in growing sectors like manufacturing and technology."

Great Schools

  • Excerpt: "In the Senate, Jeff fought successfully to restore more than $43 million that had been cut from our local schools, and he worked to protect funding for our early childhood programs, colleges and universities."

Military Resources

  • Excerpt: "Jeff supported a plan this year to grant in-state tuition to active duty military and veterans, and he helped improve voting access for our soldiers serving overseas."

Government Efficiency

  • Excerpt: "This year, he spearheaded a plan to create a Budget Stabilization Fund to help the state save for a rainy day and he worked to reduce our local property taxes by $180 million."



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Longbine won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 17. Longbine defeated James P. Fawcett in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Susan K. Moran (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Longbine Incumbent 60.8% 12,831
     Democratic Susan K. Moran 39.2% 8,285
Total Votes 21,116
Kansas State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Longbine Incumbent 59.6% 3,858
James P. Fawcett 40.4% 2,619
Total Votes 6,477

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Longbine is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Longbine raised a total of $214,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[6]

Jeff Longbine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 17 Won $130,755
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 17 Won $84,225
Grand Total Raised $214,980


Longbine won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Longbine raised a total of $130,755.


Longbine won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Longbine raised a total of $84,225.


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.[7]


Jeff Longbine received a score of 50.0% in the 2013 index.[8]


Longbine and his wife, Gwen, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Barnett
Kansas State Senate District 17
October 2010–present
Succeeded by