Mark R. Treaster

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Mark Treaster
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Candidate for
Kansas State Senate District 34
High schoolBuhler
Bachelor'sEmporia State University
Master'sEmporia State University
ProfessionProperty Restoration
Campaign website
Mark Treaster was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Kansas State Senate.

Mark currently owns and operates Rainbow International, a carpet cleaning and restoration business. He attended Emporia State University, receiving a Master's degree in Special Education and a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education.[1]


Campaign themes

Treaster's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "I will work to lower the state tax burden in a way that is fiscally fair and responsible."
  • Excerpt: "Our children deserve to go to good, safe schools. The current cuts to education go too far. The legislature must work to restore school funding."
  • Excerpt: "I will work to enact measures that encourage investment in small businesses, keep Kansas jobs from being exported, help unemployed workers find permanent employment, and strengthen job training programs."



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Treaster ran in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 34. Treaster ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and was defeated by Terry Bruce (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Bruce Incumbent 59.9% 16,007
     Democratic Mark R. Treaster 40.1% 10,711
Total Votes 26,718


Treaster and his wife Mary have two children.[1]

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