|Kansas House of Representatives District 1|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Houser served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Transportation and Public Safety Budget|
|• Commerce, Labor and Economic Development|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
Houser won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 1. Houser defeated Lance Nichols and Brad Bolin in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Grant Randall (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012|
Houser won election day ballots 2468 to Doug Gatewood’s 2394, but Gatewood had a 96-vote lead election night because of advance ballots. Gatewood received 456 advance votes to Houser’s 286. On November 8, 2010, Houser asked for a recount.
The final tally after the recount came to: Gatewood with 2907 to Houser's 2828.
Comprehensive donor information for Houser is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Houser raised a total of $42,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.
|Michael Houser's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 1||$25,957|
|2010||Kansas State House, District 1||$16,325|
|Grand Total Raised||$42,282|
2012Houser won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $25,957.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Houser's campaign in 2012|
|Crossland Construction Co||$2,000|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,078|
|Contractors Equipment Co||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$25,957|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Houser lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $16,325.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Houser's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Republican Party||$4,090|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Crossroads Warehouse Center||$500|
|Crossland Heavy Contractors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,325|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
Michael Houser received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Michael + Houser + Kansas + House"
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- Kansas Legislature - Representative Michael Houser
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Watchdog, "Houser asks for recount in House District 1," November 8, 2010
- KOAM 7, "Recount is over for a state race in Southeast Kansas," November 10, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Houser, Michael," accessed June 7, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
Doug Gatewood (D)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 1
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