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Phil Hermanson
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Kansas House of Representatives District 98
Former Member
In office
2009 - October 31, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchNavy
Years of service1983-1988
Personal
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Phil Hermanson is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2009 to October 31, 2013. He resigned to focus on his family.[1]

Biography

Hermanson served in the United States Army as a Deep Sea Diver for five years.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance, Vice-chair
Financial Institutions
Utilities and Telecommunications
Energy and Environment
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Policy positions

Hermanson 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?"[3]

  • 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[4]

Campaign themes

Hermanson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Reduce taxes for hard working Kansans and those on fixed incomes "
  • Excerpt: "Limit government spending by demanding efficiency "
  • Excerpt: "Grow Kansas businesses and create new high paying jobs "
  • Excerpt: "Direct education dollars straight to the classroom where they will be the most effective"
  • Excerpt: "Protect and preserve traditional family values"

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hermanson won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 98. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Geraldine Flaharty (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Hermanson Incumbent 51% 3,108
     Democratic Geraldine Flaharty Incumbent 49% 2,982
Total Votes 6,090

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hermanson won re-election to the 96th District seat against Brandon Whipple (D). Hermanson had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 96 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Hermanson (R) 2,660
Brandon Whipple (D) 2,355

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hermanson was elected to the 96th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Terry McLachlan (D).[9] Hermanson raised $18,340 for his campaign, while McLachlan raised $43,623.[10]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 96
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Hermanson (R) 3,442 50.2%
Terry McLachlan (D) 3,414 49.7%
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Hermanson was endorsed by:

  • Kansans for Liberty[11]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hermanson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hermanson raised a total of $92,708 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[12]

Phil Hermanson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 98 Won $36,393
2010 Kansas State House, District 96 Won $37,975
2008 Kansas State House, District 96 Won $18,340
Grand Total Raised $92,708

2012

Hermanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hermanson raised a total of $36,393.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Hermanson's campaign in 2012
Hermanson, Phil$5,428
Wichita Area Association of Realtors$1,000
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$750
Kansas State Farm Insurance Agents$750
Total Raised in 2012$36,393
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hermanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hermanson raised a total of $37,975.

2008

Hermanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hermanson raised a total of $18,340.

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.[13]

2013

Phil Hermanson received a score of 59.0% in the 2013 index.[14]

Personal

Hermanson has two children.[2]

Controversies

DUI conviction

On May 26, 2010, Hermanson was found guilty of DUI resulting from a November 2009 accident in Wichita. He pleaded no contest. On July 8, he was sentenced to one-year probation from a six-month jail term for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Additionally, was ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Geraldine Flaharty (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 98
January 2013-October 2013
Succeeded by
Steven Anthimides (R)
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 96
2009–January 2013
Succeeded by
Brandon Whipple (D)