Paul Davis, Kansas Representative

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Paul Davis
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Kansas
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Kansas House of Representatives District 46
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas (1995)
J.D.Washburn University School of Law (1997)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 12, 1972
Place of birthWoodland, California
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Paul Davis is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 46 and serving as Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Davis is running for Governor of Kansas in 2014. He formally launched his campaign on September 18, 2013.[1] Davis is seeking the Democratic nomination in the August 2014 primary and hopes to oust Republican incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback in the general election on November 4, 2014. He is sharing the ticket with lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jill Docking, whom he chose as his running-mate on October 22, 2013.[1]


Davis earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Washburn University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Attorney, Skepnek, Fagan, Meyer and Davis, PA, for the Legislative and Ethics Counsel of the Kansas Bar Association and as Assistant Director of Government Affairs, Kansas Insurance Department.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Legislative Budget

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davis served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Davis served on the following committees:

Issues

Policy positions

Davis' answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 National Political Awareness Test are available.

In the test Davis listed his legislative priorities as "Comprehensive energy policy that focuses on wind development and other renewable sources, Health care reform that improves the accessibility and affordability of health * Insurance Committee, Kansas House of Representatives, Tax reform that closes loopholes and provides a more fair tax structure."[3]

  • H 2218 Healthy workplace act; abusive workplace environments. 02/04/2009
  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009
  • H 5007 Joint session for hearing message of supreme court. 02/13/2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/2009[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas gubernatorial election, 2014

Davis is running for the office of Governor of Kansas in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the August primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1][5][6]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 46. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davis won re-election to the 46th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Davis was re-elected to the 46th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[9] He raised $29,074 for his campaign.[10]


Kansas House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Davis (D) 8,920 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $218,104 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[11]

Paul Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 46 Won $69,073
2010 Kansas State House, District 46 Won $62,562
2008 Kansas State House, District 46 Won $29,074
2006 Kansas State House, District 46 Won $23,601
2004 Kansas State House, District 46 Won $33,794
Grand Total Raised $218,104

2012

Davis won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $69,073.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Davis, Kansas Representative's campaign in 2012
Kansas Association of Insurance Agents$1,250
Chance, Lynann & Haase, John$1,000
ITC Great Plains LLC$1,000
Farmers Insurance Group$1,000
Hy-Vee Inc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$69,073
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davis won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $62,562.

2008

Davis won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $29,074.

2006

Davis won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $23,601.

2004

Davis won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $33,794.

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.[12]

2013

Paul Davis received a score of 36.0% in the 2013 index.[13]

Personal

Davis is a member of the Lawrence Rotary Club, Healthcare Access Incorporated, and the Kansas Bar Association.

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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 46
2003–present
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