John Grange

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John Grange
John Grange.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 75
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
President, Board of Education, Unified School District 490
2001 – 2005
Education
Associate'sButler County Community College (1987)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 27, 1949
Place of birthEl Dorado, Kansas
ProfessionMechanical Contractor
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Grange is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 75 from 2005 to 2013.

Prior to his election to the House, Grange served as President of Unified School District 490 Board of Education from 2004-2005, and was a member of the Board from 2001-2005.

Grange works as a mechanical contractor and is currently the President and Owner of Carlisle Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical. He is a member of the American Legion, Elks Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.[1]


Rep. Grange recognizing the Butler Grizzly Football Team

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Grange's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.

In the test, Grange outlined his main legislative goals:

My top priorities will be to work on state debt reduction funded by cuts in wasteful

spending by various agencies after an independent audit of current budgets.

Stop the annual obscene increase in personal property taxes that seem to stifle investment, annual increases are to be expected however a more reasonable approach is necessary.

Tax relief at all levels, which can come about when we get government growth and

excessive spending under control.

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Grange ran for State Senate in 2012. He was defeated by Forrest Knox in the August 7 Republican primary.[3]

Kansas State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngForrest Knox 58.5% 7,416
John Grange 41.5% 5,254
Total Votes 12,670

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grange won re-election to the 75th District seat against Glenda Reynolds (D). Grange had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 75 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Grange (R) 5,011
Glenda Reynolds (D) 2,041

2008

On November 4, 2008, Grange was re-elected to the 75th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Sarah Johnston (D).[5] Grange raised $32,026 for his campaign, while Johnston raised $16,991.[6]


Kansas House of Representatives, District 75
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Grange (R) 5,053 55.1%
Sarah Johnston (D) 4,116 44.8%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Grange received $31,595 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Grange's campaign in 2010
Kansas Optometric Association$1,250
Kansas Association Of Realtors$1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441$1,000
Kansas Farm Bureau$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $31,595

2008

In 2008 Grange collected $32,026 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors $1,000
Kansas Optometric Association $750
Koch Industries $750
Kansas State Farm Insurance $700

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 75
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Will Carpenter (R)