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Lisa Benlon
Kansas House of Representatives District 22
Former representative
Term in office began
1991-2002, 2009
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Lisa Benlon was a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 22nd District. She served from 1991-2002 as a Republican and served as a Democrat from 2009-2011.

Prior to her election to the House, Benlon served on the Shawnee City Council from 1988-1991. From 1973-1988 she worked as an accounting office manager.

Benlon is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of American (1986-present) and has also served in the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, Republican Women of Lexena, Shawnee Area Chamber of Commerce, and Young Men's Christian Association.[1]

Policy positions

Benlon 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]

Benlon's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2000 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[3]

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Benlon served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benlon won re-election to the 22nd District seat against Greg Smith (R). Benlon had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Benlon was elected to the 22nd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Joy E. Bourdess (R) and Greggory Nicholas Hahn (L).[5] Benlon raised $31,468 for her campaign, while Bourdess raised $15,359 and Hahn raised $0.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Benlon (D) 4,831 53.0%
Joy E. Bourdess (R) 3,819 41.9%
Greggory Nicholas Hahn (L) 448 4.9%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Benlon collected $31,468 in donations.[7]

Four of her largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Democratic Party $5,700
Benion, Randy & Lisa $4,977
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $1,750
Johnson County Democratic Central Committee $1,000

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7643

Email: lisa.benlon@house.ks.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 22
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Greg Smith (R)