Mark Kahrs

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Mark Kahrs
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Kansas House of Representatives District 87
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
Bachelor'sWichita State University
J.D.Washburn University School of Law
Office website
Mark Kahrs is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013. since 2013.

Kahrs earned his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law. His professional experience includes owning his own law practice.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Kahrs served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Elections, Chair
Rules and Journal


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


Campaign themes

Kahrs' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Growth

  • Excerpt: "To create private sector jobs, government must reduce the tax burden, and eliminate cumbersome and unwarranted regulations so that businesses can operate more economically, efficiently and productively."


  • Excerpt: "I will fight for needed tax reform for our small businesses, which would allow them the opportunity to expand their business and add needed jobs."

Limit Government Growth & Spending

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to reducing government spending which will keep those dollars invested in our community."

Faith & Family

  • Excerpt: "I will fight to protect our right of conscience, and our right to worship freely. I am also committed to protecting life at every stage, from conception to natural death."

Excellence in Education

  • Excerpt: "I will support reform measures to ensure the highest level of academic achievement for all Kansas children, and that the dollars invested stay in the classroom."



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. Charles Jenney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mark Kahrs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kahrs defeated Jenney in the general election.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives District 87, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Kahrs Incumbent 60.9% 4,954
     Democratic Charles Jenney 39.1% 3,180
Total Votes 8,134


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kahrs won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 87. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Chris Florquist (D) and Santana Marie Talbert (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Kahrs Incumbent 62.4% 5,939
     Democratic Chris Florquist 33% 3,146
     Libertarian Santana Marie Talbert 4.6% 440
Total Votes 9,525

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kahrs is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kahrs raised a total of $65,614 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[6]

Mark Kahrs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 87 Won $65,614
Grand Total Raised $65,614


Kahrs won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kahrs raised a total of $65,614.


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]


Mark Kahrs received a score of 77.0% in the 2013 index.[8]


Kahrs and his wife, Sherri, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Scapa (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 87
Succeeded by