John L. Ewy

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John L. Ewy
John Ewy.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 117
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
John L. Ewy is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 117. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Ewy's professional experience includes teaching at Dodge City Community College.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Federal and State Affairs


Campaign themes


Ewy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "John Ewy believes that we should foster a climate of economic opportunity for our businesses and families to prosper."

Spending Reform

  • Excerpt: "pending must be reformed to meet priorities efficiently and effectively, and we need to stop passing the bill to our kids and grandkids."

Energy & Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Farming, ranching, oil and gas are all pivotal to our special way of life in Western Kansas, and are a large part of the economic engines of our state. Growing these industries is critical to the future of Kansas."

Defending Our Families. Educating Our Kids.

  • Excerpt: "Strong families, traditional values, and an education by involved parents and caring teachers are the keys to our children’s success – not government bureaucrats and mandates."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent John Ewy defeated M.T. Liggett in the Republican primary. Ewy was unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 117 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ewy Incumbent 87.6% 2,849
M.T. Liggett 12.4% 405
Total Votes 3,254


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ewy won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 117. He defeated Mitchell Rucker and John W. Unruh in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Dennis McKinney (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 117, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ewy 59% 5,749
     Democratic Dennis McKinney 41% 3,992
Total Votes 9,741
Kansas House of Representatives, District 117 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Ewy 53.8% 2,386
Mitchell Rucker 30.9% 1,369
John W. Unruh 15.4% 681
Total Votes 4,436

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ewy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ewy raised a total of $19,726 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[6]

John L. Ewy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 117 Won $19,726
Grand Total Raised $19,726


Ewy won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ewy raised a total of $19,726.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John L. Ewy's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Party$2,022
Powell, Larry R$1,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Kansas Marketing Services$500
Road Map PAC Inc$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,726
Source:Follow the Money


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]


John Ewy received a score of 54.0% in the 2013 index.[8]


Ewy and his wife, Marsha, have five children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Powell (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 117
Succeeded by