|Kansas House of Representatives District 82|
|May 2008 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
DeGraaf is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and an associate pastor at Faith Community Church.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, DeGraaf served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• General Government Budget, Chair|
|• Financial Institutions, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, DeGraaf served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Children's Issues|
|• General Government Budget, Vice-chair|
|• Government Efficiency|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DeGraaf served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General Government Budget|
|• Financial Institutions|
|• Children's Issues Joint|
DeGraaf's website says that he is a "Conservative Republican: who believes in "lower taxes, less government, family values, better education," and "financial common sense."
He refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"
- H 2084 Cities; annexation; strip annexations restricted. 03/17/2009
- H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009
- H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/2009
DeGraaf won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 82. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 81 General Election (2010)|
|Peter DeGraaf (R)||5,218|
|Zach Ketteman (D)||2,222|
On November 4, 2008, DeGraaf was re-elected to the 81st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Mark Hardison (D).  DeGraaf raised $39,425 for his campaign, while Hardison raised $53,888. 
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 81|
|Peter DeGraaf (R)||5,350||55.4%|
|Mark Hardison (D)||4,293||44.5%|
DeGraaf was endorsed by:
- Kansans for Liberty 
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, DeGraaf received $34,293 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter DeGraaf's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Medical Society||$1,000|
|Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Kansas Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Kansas Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$34,293|
In 2008 DeGraaf collected $39,425 in donations.
Four of his largest contributors were:
|Kansas Republican Party||$1,250|
|4th District Republican Central Committee||$1,250|
|First Intermark Corp.||$1,000|
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- Official Website
- Kansas Legislature - Peter DeGraaf
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Kansas Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Peter DeGraaf Biography
- ↑ Rep. Peter DeGraaf
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. DeGraaf Issue Positions
- ↑ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
- ↑ Rick Santorum, "Kansas Conservative Leaders Unite Behind Rick Santorum," March 9, 2012
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 16, 2012.
- ↑ C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," retrieved August 7, 2012.
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, 2012 Unofficial Kansas General Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2008 Kansas Election Results
- ↑ Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised
- ↑ Kansans for Liberty
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
Jim Howell (R)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 82
| Succeeded by|
|Kansas House of Representatives District 81
| Succeeded by|
Jim Howell (R)
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