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Michael Houser

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Michael Houser
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Kansas House of Representatives District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
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Michael Houser is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Houser 54% 4,823
     Democratic Grant Randall 46% 4,115
Total Votes 8,938
Kansas House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Houser 57.6% 1,480
Lance Nichols 24.8% 638
Brad Bolin 17.5% 450
Total Votes 2,568

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3]

The final tally after the recount came to: Gatewood with 2907 to Houser's 2828.[4]

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Michael Houser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 1 Won $25,957
2010 Kansas State House, District 1 Defeated $16,325
Grand Total Raised $42,282

2012

Houser won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $25,957.

2010

Houser lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $16,325.

Scorecards

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.[6]

2013

Michael Houser received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Gatewood (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
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