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Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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State Legislative Election Results

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Kansas House of Representatives2012 Kansas Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives were held in Kansas on November 6, 2012. All 125 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 11, 2012. The date was originally set for June 1, but a delay in the redistricting process caused the state to push back the filing deadline.[1] The primary Election Day was August 7, 2012.

The 2012 elections have gained national attention as conservative members of the Republican Party have vowed to defeat more moderate GOP legislators in an attempt to move the entire state to the right.[2].[3] Thus, the primaries in Kansas have taken on great importance as many elections will be decided prior to the general election.[4][5] Leading the movement for the conservative wing was current Gov. Sam Brownback, while former Gov. Bill Graves has worked to rally moderates.[6] Results from the August 7 primary election left a total of 10 incumbent Republican Representatives defeated by their primary opponent.

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses and Kansas Game Changers

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Kansas House of Representatives:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 33 33
     Republican Party 92 92
Total 125 125


Incumbents retiring

The following incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Doug Gatewood Electiondot.png Democratic House District 1
Terry Calloway Ends.png Republican House District 3
Caryn Tyson Ends.png Republican House District 4
Jerry Williams Electiondot.png Democratic House District 8
Forrest Knox Ends.png Republican House District 13
Jim Denning Ends.png Republican House District 19
Kay Wolf Ends.png Republican House District 21
Greg Smith Ends.png Republican House District 22
Mike Slattery Ends.png Republican House District 24
Charlotte O'Hara Ends.png Republican House District 27
Pat Colloton Ends.png Republican House District 28
Anthony Brown Ends.png Republican House District 38
Owen Donohoe Ends.png Republican House District 39
Mike Kiegerl Ends.png Republican House District 43
Lana Gordon Ends.png Republican House District 52
Joe Patton Ends.png Republican House District 54
James P. Fawcett Ends.png Republican House District 65
Tom Arpke Ends.png Republican House District 69
J. Robert Brookens Ends.png Republican House District 70
Charles Roth Ends.png Republican House District 71
John Grange Ends.png Republican House District 75
Jo Ann Pottorff Ends.png Republican House District 83
Melody McCray-Miller Electiondot.png Democratic House District 89
Dan Kerschen Ends.png Republican House District 93
Joe McLeland Ends.png Republican House District 94
Michael O'Neal Ends.png Republican House District 104
Elaine Bowers Ends.png Republican House District 107
Dan Collins Ends.png Republican House District 110
William Wolf Ends.png Republican House District 112
Bob Bethell Ends.png Republican House District 113
Mitch Holmes Ends.png Republican House District 114
Larry Powell Ends.png Republican House District 117
Gary Hayzlett Ends.png Republican House District 122

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Kansas in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[7]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 250 $5,474,989
2008 243 $5,220,801
2006 265 $5,076,645
2004 260 $3,971,642
2002 243 $3,706,577

In 2010, candidates running for the state house raised a total of $5,474,989 in campaign contributions. The top donors were:[8]

Donor Amount
Donohoe, Owen $115,100
Brown, Tony $108,100
Kansas Optometric Association $94,050
Kansas Contractors Association $85,800
Kansas Medical Society $82,850
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry $68,750
Kansas Education Association $68,500
Kansas Association of Realtors $66,625
Kansas Bankers Association $66,288
AT&T $64,848

Qualifications

Section 4 of Article 2 of the Kansas Constitution states, "During the time that any person is a candidate for nomination or election to the legislature and during the term of each legislator, such candidate or legislator shall be and remain a qualified elector who resides in his or her district."

Map of Kansas House Districts with less than 10% party registration differential before and after the 2010 redistricting. A total of 16 legislative districts meet the criteria after 2010.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Kansas

The Kansas Legislature is responsible for legislative, congressional, and state Board of Education redistricting. The House and Senate each appoint members to a committee to develop plans which are then presented to the respective chambers for consideration. Kansas redistricting is based on figures adjusted by the Secretary of State. These figures are adjusted for the student, prison, and military populations, using state survey data. Redistricting plans are subject to mandatory judicial review by the Kansas Supreme Court.[9][10]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas's population rose from 2.69 million to 2.85 million between 2000 and 2010, with most of the state's population clustered in the east (near Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence) and around Wichita.[11] Despite this overall growth of 6.1 percent, seventy-seven of Kansas's 105 counties experienced a decrease in population over the course of the decade. Most of the growth was in urban and suburban areas, and minority populations increased significantly.[12]

Entering the redistricting process, observers suggested that four or five state house seats could have left the southern and western portions of the state and be moved to the northeast, where growth rates were the highest between 2000 and 2010.[13] The legislature failed to produce maps by the legal deadline, so the map-making process went to the courts. The court-drawn map moved district lines significantly, taking three House districts away from rural areas and putting three new districts in urbanizing Johnson County and creating 21 House districts with two incumbents and two House districts with three incumbents.[14]

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Doug Gatewood did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Grant Randall: 4,115
Republican Party Michael Houser: 4,823 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert "Bob" Grant: 5,320 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Locke: 4,295
Libertarian Party Lawrence E. Monaghan: 285

District 3

Note: Incumbent Terry Calloway did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Menghini: 4,412 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michelle Hucke: 3,795

District 4

Note: Incumbent Caryn Tyson did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley Palmer: 3,629
Republican Party Marty Read: 6,084 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Feuerborn Approveda - Incumbent Feuerborn first assumed office in 1994.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Feuerborn: 4,417
Republican Party Kevin Jones: 4,901 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Jene Vickrey Approveda - Incumbent Vickrey first assumed office in 1993.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jene Vickrey: 9,254 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dean Knewtson: 2,595
Republican Party Richard J. Proehl: 5,782 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Note: Incumbent Jerry Williams did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Craig McPherson: 9,848 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Edwin H. Bideau III: 7,338 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Wilson: 6,047 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Erica Anderson: 3,935

District 11

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Jim Kelly Approveda - Incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Darrel Harbaugh: 3,329
Republican Party Jim Kelly: 4,632 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tina Bumgarner: 2,822
Republican Party Virgil Peck: 5,821 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Note: Incumbent Forrest Knox ran for the state Senate in District 14.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Larry Paul Hibbard: 10,697 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roberta Eveslage: 3,902
Republican Party Keith Esau: 6,631 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Montgomery: 6,598 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Amanda Grosserode: 9,066 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Larry Meeker sought to run and appealed to get on the ballot but was ultimately denied. Democrats said paperwork was turned in on time but lost by the Secretary of State.[15]

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brett Hildabrand: 5,837 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Kerner: 1,311
Independent Larry Meeker: 4,694

District 18

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Milack Talia: 5,215
Republican Party John Rubin: 6,057 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Zachary Luea: 5,395
Republican Party Stephanie Clayton: 7,696 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rob Bruchman: 10,453 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Note: Incumbent Kay Wolf ran for state Senate in District 7.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amy A. Bell: 5,937
Republican Party Barbara Bollier: 6,746 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Lusk: 5,476 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marla Brems: 3,551

District 23

Note: Incumbent Republican Judy Morrison did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Pack: 4,228
Republican Party Kelly R. Meigs: 4,390 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Note: Incumbent Mike Slattery did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Emily Perry: 5,716 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Waldschmidt: 3,989

District 25

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Megan England: 6,376
Republican Party Melissa Rooker: 6,573 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Larry Campbell: 8,685 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ray Merrick: 10,101 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Note: Incumbent Pat Colloton ran for state Senate in District 11.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kelly Jackson: 4,742
Republican Party Jerry Lunn: 6,328 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Leiker: 5,214
Republican Party James Todd: 6,075 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ron Worley: 873 - Incumbent Worley first assumed office in 2006.
  • Lance Kinzer: 1,146 Approveda - Incumbent Kinzer first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liz Dickinson: 4,611
Republican Party Lance Kinzer: 5,623 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis E. Ruiz: 4,050 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tim Kelb: 1,586

District 32

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. (Mike) Peterson: 2,204 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Burroughs Approveda - Incumbent Burroughs first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Burroughs: 4,835 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Bukaty: 3,506

District 34

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Valdenia C. Winn: 5,629 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Broderick Henderson: 6,211 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Wolfe Moore: 7,084 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Shawn Shipp: 3,468
Libertarian Party Jeff Caldwell: 354

District 37

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stan Frownfelter: 4,196 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Henderson: 4,572
Republican Party Willie Dove: 6,138 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Note: Incumbent Owen Donohoe did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marlys Shulda: 3,930
Republican Party Charles Macheers: 6,819 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Johnson: 3,939
Republican Party John Bradford: 4,121 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Melanie Meier Approveda - Incumbent Meier first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melanie Meier: 3,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jana Goodman: 2,778

District 42

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold Fevurly, Jr.: 3,410
Republican Party Connie O'Brien: 5,910 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Note: Incumbent Mike Kiegerl did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin King: 2,880
Republican Party Bill Sutton: 5,936 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara W. Ballard: 7,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patrick Bengtson: 3,245

District 45

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Tom Sloan Approveda - Incumbent Sloan first assumed office in 1994.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Sloan: 9,475 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Davis Approveda - Incumbent Davis first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Davis: 8,844 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Hanson: 3,982
Republican Party Ramon C. Gonzalez Jr.: 5,556 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Marvin Kleeb Approveda - Incumbent Kleeb first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Marvin Kleeb: 8,712 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Scott Schwab Approveda - Incumbent Schwab first assumed office in 2002.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Keith Mace: 3,097
Republican Party Scott Schwab: 5,111 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John Wilson: 742

District 50

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Sean Gatewood Approveda - Icumbent Gatewood first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean Gatewood: 4,913
Republican Party Joshua Powell: 5,986 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Pikul: 2,899
Republican Party Ron Highland: 6,761 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Note: Incumbent Lana Gordon did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ted Ensley: 5,425
Republican Party Shanti Gandhi: 6,472 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Annie Tietze Approveda - Incumbent Tietze first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Mike Burgess Approveda - Incumbent Burgess first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Annie Tietze: 5,615 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Burgess: 4,853

District 54

Note: Incumbent Joe Patton ran for state Senate in District 20.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Ann E. Mah Approveda - Incumbent Mah first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann E. Mah: 5,373
Republican Party Ken Corbet: 5,394 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Annie Kuether Approveda - Incumbent Kuether first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Annie Kuether: 5,257 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Becky Nioce: 3,534

District 56

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Virgil Weigel: 4,989Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Janet Mitchell: 4,628

District 57

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Alcala: 4,626 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Aimee Rosenow: 1,869

District 58

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Harold Lane Approveda - Incumbent Lane was first appointed in 2003.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold Lane: 4,778 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Quentin Martin: 1,673

District 59

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Caleb Correll: 2,529
Republican Party Blaine Finch: 6,535 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Don Hill Approveda - Incumbent Hill first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Ballard: 2,362
Republican Party Don Hill: 5,605Green check mark transparent.png

District 61

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard Carlson: 7,812 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis R. Stones: 3,635
Republican Party Randy Garber: 6,244 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Henry Approveda - Incumbent Henry first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Henry: 5,347 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Bodenhausen: 3,706
Note: John Gotts initially won the August 7 GOP primary but withdrew from the general election on September 10.

District 64

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Vern Swanson Approveda - Incumbent Swanson first assumed office in 2006.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Vern Swanson: 4,541 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Philip Breitmeyer: 1,064

District 65

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Note: This race was settled by a coin toss in favor of Saxton on August 31, 2012.[16]
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melody J. Saxton: 2,110
Republican Party Allan Rothlisberg: 2,127 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Sydney Carlin Approveda - Incumbent Carlin first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sydney Carlin: 4,573 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lee Modesitt: 3,213

District 67

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Tom Phillips Approveda - Incumbent Phillips was first appointed on January 30, 2012.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Aaron Estabrook: 3,638
Republican Party Tom Phillips: 6,442 Green check mark transparent.png

District 68

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom S. Moxley: 6,547 Green check mark transparent.png

District 69

Note: Incumbent Tom Arpke ran for state Senate in District 24.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Swartzendruber: 3,242
Republican Party J.R. Claeys: 3,797 Green check mark transparent.png

District 70

Note: Incumbent J. Robert Brookens did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party John E. Barker: 8,020 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Note: Incumbent Charles Roth did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan Jilka: 3,446
Republican Party Diana Dierks: 5,619 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Marc Rhoades Approveda - Incumbent Rhoades first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenda Reynolds: 3,679
Republican Party Marc Rhoades: 5,417 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pamela J. Lawson: 2,271
Republican Party Clark Shultz: 7,186 Green check mark transparent.png

District 74

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Don Schroeder Approveda - Incumbent Schroeder first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Schroeder: 8,099 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Note: Incumbent John Grange ran for state Senate in District 14.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzanne Scribner: 2,840
Republican Party Will Carpenter: 5,329 Green check mark transparent.png

District 76

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Peggy Mast: 1,735 Approveda - Incumbent Mast first assumed office in 1996.
  • Bill Otto: 1,226 - Incumbent Otto first assumed office in 2004.
  • William Prescott: 735 - Incumbent Prescott first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janet L. Lewis: 3,258
Republican Party Peggy Mast: 5,747 Green check mark transparent.png

District 77

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party J. David Crum: 7,789 Green check mark transparent.png

District 78

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ron Ryckman: 9,172 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Ed Trimmer Approveda - Incumbent Trimmer first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Trimmer: 4,234 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Alley: 4,169

District 80

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Barbara Lynn Wells was originally running for District 80 but switched to District 81.

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Kasha Kelley Approveda - Incumbent Kelley first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kasha Kelley: 6,104 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Jim Howell Approveda - Incumbent Howell first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Lynn Wells: 2,242
Republican Party Jim Howell: 4,106Green check mark transparent.png

District 82

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Pete DeGraaf Approveda - Incumbent DeGraaf first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Pete DeGraaf: 6,707 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

Note: Incumbent Jo Ann Pottorff did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

Note: Wren suspended his campaign on July 11.[17]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carolyn Bridges: 3,903 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tim Garvey: 2,776

District 84

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gail Finney: 4,749 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Heflin: 1,522
Libertarian Party Gordon Bakken: 329

District 85

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Armstrong withdrew from the race following her primary win, as she ran as a placeholder and did not campaign after Stanley's filing. Stanley was selected as her replacement in the general election.[18]

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Steve Brunk Approveda - Incumbent Brunk first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barry D. Stanley: 3,316
Republican Party Steve Brunk: 6,806 Green check mark transparent.png

District 86

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Judith Loganbill: 354 - Incumbent Loganbill first assumed office in 2000.
  • Jim Ward: 468 Approveda - Incumbent Ward first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ward: 3,389 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Stevens: 2,056
Libertarian Party James Pruden: 312

District 87

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Florquist: 3,146
Republican Party Mark Kahrs: 5,939 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Santana Marie Talbert: 440

District 88

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Joseph Scapa Approveda - Incumbent Scapa first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia M. Sloop: 3,667 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Scapa: 3,226

District 89

Note: Incumbent Melody McCray-Miller did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roderick A. Houston: 4,918 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Emmanuel Banks: 2,705

District 90

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Steve Huebert Approveda - Incumbent Huebert first assumed office in 2000.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Merry C. Matthews: 2,055
Republican Party Steve Huebert: 7,050 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Katelyn A. Delvaux: 2,692
Republican Party Gene Suellentrop: 5,949 Green check mark transparent.png

District 92

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Nile Dillmore Approveda - Incumbent Dillmore first assumed office in 2000.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nile Dillmore: 4,476 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brenda Landwehr: 3,553

District 93

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sammy K. Flaharty: 1,645
Republican Party Joe Edwards: 4,220 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Daniel J. Thimesch: 2,717

District 94

Note: Incumbent Joe McLeland did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Mario Goico Approveda - Incumbent Goico first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mario Goico: 7,588 Green check mark transparent.png

District 95

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Benny Boman Approveda - Incumbent Boman first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Sawyer: 3,345 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Benny Boman: 2,467

District 96

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon Whipple: 3,509 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Lindsey: 2,490

District 97

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Swenson: 2,899
Republican Party Leslie Osterman: 4,068 Green check mark transparent.png

District 98

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Phil Hermanson Approveda - Incumbent Hermanson first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Geraldine Flaharty: 2,982
Republican Party Phil Hermanson: 3,108 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Dennis Hedke Approveda - Incumbent Hedke first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis Hedke: 8,022 Green check mark transparent.png

District 100

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Wallace Willoughby: 3,119
Republican Party Daniel Hawkins: 7,175 Green check mark transparent.png

District 101

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe Seiwert: 8,011 Green check mark transparent.png

District 102

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: The race remained too close to call, with Pauls leading Bishop by 7 votes. Following a recount, Pauls was declared the winner on August 20.[19][20]

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jan Pauls: 3,711 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dakota Bass: 1,890

District 103

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ponka-We Victors: 2,257 Green check mark transparent.png

District 104

Note: Incumbent Michael O'Neal did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steven R. Becker: 9,407 Green check mark transparent.png

District 105

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liz Hicks: 3,142
Republican Party Mark E. Hutton: 4,468 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Randall Batson: 404

District 106

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Clay Aurand: 2,368 - Incumbent Aurand first assumed office in 1994.
  • Sharon Schwartz: 2,456 Approveda - Incumbent Schwartz first assumed office in 1996.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nick Levendofsky: 3,731
Republican Party Sharon Schwartz: 6,934 Green check mark transparent.png

District 107

Note: Incumbent Elaine Bowers ran for state Senate in District 36.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Susan L. Concannon: 8,923 Green check mark transparent.png

District 108

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steven Johnson: 7,935 Green check mark transparent.png

District 109

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Note: Larry Joe Lambert was removed from the ballot in June 2012.[21]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Troy L. Waymaster: 9,182 Green check mark transparent.png

District 110

Note: Incumbent Dan Collins did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Note: Lawrence J. Reichert appeared on initial candidate lists but did not appear on the primary ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Philip H. Martin: 2,385
Republican Party Travis Couture-Lovelady: 7,407 Green check mark transparent.png

District 111

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eber E. Phelps: 4,387
Republican Party Sue E. Boldra: 5,352 Green check mark transparent.png

District 112

Note: Incumbent William Wolf did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Muehleisen: 2,056
Republican Party John Edmonds: 5,579 Green check mark transparent.png

District 113

Note: Incumbent Bob Bethell passed away May 20, 2012. His wife, Lorene, is finishing his term and not seeking re-election.[22]

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Marshall Christmann: 6,869 Green check mark transparent.png

District 114

Note: Incumbent Mitch Holmes ran for state Senate in District 33.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carol Moore: 3,004
Republican Party Jack Thimesch: 5,923 Green check mark transparent.png

District 115

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marjorie "Mo" Gilbert: 1,392
Republican Party Ronald Ryckman: 5,144 Green check mark transparent.png

District 116

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent Wetta Approveda - Incumbent Wetta first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent Wetta: 3,768
Republican Party Kyle D. Hoffman: 5,352 Green check mark transparent.png

District 117

Note: Incumbent Larry Powell ran for state Senate in District 39.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis McKinney: 3,992
Republican Party John L. Ewy: 5,749 Green check mark transparent.png

District 118

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Don Hineman Approveda - Incumbent Hineman first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Hineman: 9,310 Green check mark transparent.png

District 119

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Brian Weber Approveda - Incumbent Weber was first appointed in December 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lawrence W. Blake, Jr.: 1,574
Republican Party Brian Weber: 3,506 Green check mark transparent.png

District 120

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ward M. Cassidy: 2,811 Approveda - Incumbent Cassidy first assumed office in 2010.
  • Rick Billinger: 2,430 - Incumbent Billinger has served since November 25, 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ward M. Cassidy: 7,289 Green check mark transparent.png

District 121

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tyler G. Dixon: 3,674
Republican Party Arlen Siegfreid: 6,513 Green check mark transparent.png

District 122

Note: Incumbent Gary Hayzlett did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party J. Russell "Russ" Jennings: 5,366 Green check mark transparent.png

District 123

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • John Doll: 1,457 Approveda
  • Reynaldo R. Mesa: 615 - Incumbent Mesa first assumed office in 2010. Mesa withdrew from the race to focus on work obligations, but still appeared on the ballot.[23]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Doll: 4,808 Green check mark transparent.png

District 124

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party J. Stephen Alford: 6,280 Green check mark transparent.png

District 125

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Reid Petty: 3,735 Green check mark transparent.png

External links

See also

References

  1. fec.gov - 2012 Primary Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines
  2. The New York Times, "In Kansas, Conservatives Vilify Fellow Republicans," August 5, 2012
  3. The Wall Street Journal, "Centrist Republicans Feel the Heat in Kansas Primaries," July 19, 2012
  4. National Review, "The Battle for Kansas," July 20, 2012
  5. National Public Radio, "Kansas GOP Campaigns To Exile Moderates," August 5, 2012
  6. The Republic, "Brownback and Graves, both Republicans, take sides in Kansas Senate primary battles," July 12, 2012
  7. Follow the Money, Kansas
  8. Follow the Money: "Kansas House 2010 Campaign Contributions"
  9. Kansas Legislative Research Dept. "Kansas Legislator Briefing Book 2010"
  10. Stateline.org, "Where to count prisoners poses redistricting dilemma," March 21, 2011
  11. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census: Kansas Profile," accessed August 24, 2012
  12. USA Today, "Kansas' urban areas grow at expense of rural counties," March 3, 2011
  13. The Hays Daily News Online, "Census sure to shuffle House, Senate," February 27, 2011
  14. The Associated Press, "Summary of judges' order on Kan. Redistricting," June 8, 2012
  15. Eldorado Times, "Kan. House candidate can't overcome lost paperwork," June 20, 2012
  16. The Associated Press, "Coin toss decides Democratic primary in Kansas," August 31, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012
  17. The Wichita Eagle, "Rodney Wren withdraws from race for 83rd District," July 11, 2012
  18. The Wichita Eagle', "Democrats name Stanley to run in 85th Kansas House District," September 12, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012
  19. Kansas City Star, "Conservative Kansas House member wins recount," August 20, 2012
  20. The Wichita Eagle, "Two state House races await provisional ballot counts," August 9, 2012
  21. Wichita Eagle, "Candidates in eight Kansas legislative races face challenges to eligibility," June 15-26, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012
  22. http://hutchnews.com/todaystop/filling-the-113th-District-seat--1
  23. Western Kansas News, "Kansas Republican Party Will Endorse Doll if Successful in Primary Election," July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012