Lee Tafanelli

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Lee Tafanelli
Kansas House of Representatives District 47
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
January 28, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Agricultural Biosecurity
Lee Tafanelli was a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 47th District. He first served from 2001-04, and then from 2007 to January 28, 2011. Tafanelli was sworn in and received his new rank of major general in Kansas at a pinning ceremony January 28, 2011 in the Senate Chambers.[1]

Policy Positions

Tafanelli refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

Tafanelli did not introduced any major legislation.[3]

Committee assignments



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tafanelli won re-election to the 47th District seat against Jim Faris (D). Tafanelli had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Tafanelli (R) 4,545
Jim Faris (D) 2,232


On November 4, 2008, Tafanelli was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[5] He raised $32,376 for his campaign.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 47
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Tafanelli (R) 8,206 100%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Tafanelli collected $1,750 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Tafanelli, Lee $1,750
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Koch Industries $1,000
Wal-Mart $900

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 47
2007–January 28, 2011
Succeeded by
Ramon Gonzalez