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Mark Taddiken

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Mark Taddiken
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Kansas State Senate District 21
Former Member
In office
2001 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University (1972)
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1950
Place of birthClay Center, Kansas
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Mark Taddiken is a former Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 21 from 2001 to 2013. He has also been a member of the Clay County Extension Council since 1997.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taddiken served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taddiken served on these committees:


See: Sen. Taddiken's issue positions on Project Vote Smart

Recent legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Taddiken includes:

  • A bill regarding abortions, allowing them only when the woman's life or one of her major bodily functions are in danger[1]
  • A bill regarding idle funds and housing loans[2]
  • A bill regarding school districts[3]
  • A bill to encourage nuclear power and to create a joint committee on energy and environmental policy[4]
  • A rural housing incentive[5]
  • A resolution to protect union's right to private elections[6]



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Taddiken did not run for re-election in 2012.[7]


On November 4, 2008, Taddiken was re-elected to the 21st District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Thomas Hochard (D).[8] Taddiken raised $60,492 for his campaign, while Hochard raised $2,000.[9]

Kansas State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.pngMark Taddiken (R) 22,765 79.1%
Thomas Hochard (D) 5,988 20.8%

Campaign donors


In 2008 Taddiken collected $60,492 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee $6,800
Kansas Contractors Association $2,000
QC Holdings $2,000
Kansas Association of Realtors


Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[11] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.


Mark Taddiken received a rating of 24% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janice Hardenburger
Kansas State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Greg Smith (R)