Ralph Ostmeyer

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Ralph Ostmeyer
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Kansas State Senate District 40
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2001 – 2005
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification

Ralph Ostmeyer is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Ostmeyer served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2001 to 2005.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Federal and State Affairs, Chair
Natural Resources
Education
Agriculture
Organization, Calendar and Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ostmeyer served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ostmeyer served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Ostmeyer won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 40. Ostmeyer defeated John E. Miller in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Allen Schmidt (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Kansas State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer Incumbent 66.5% 21,443
     Democratic Allen Schmidt Incumbent 33.5% 10,796
Total Votes 32,239
Kansas State Senate, District 40 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer Incumbent 64.5% 7,396
John E. Miller 35.5% 4,078
Total Votes 11,474

2008

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ostmeyer was re-elected to the 40th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate with no opposition.[3] He raised $21,899 for his campaign.[4]

Kansas State Senate, District 40 (2009)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer (R) 26,273 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ostmeyer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Ostmeyer raised a total of $183,257 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[5]

Ralph Ostmeyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Won $81,407
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $-1,347
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Won $21,899
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $13,261
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Won $46,674
2002 Kansas State House, District 118 Won $13,492
2000 Kansas State House, District 118 Won $7,871
Grand Total Raised $183,257

2012

Ostmeyer won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $81,407.

2010

Ostmeyer was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $-1,347.

2008

Ostmeyer won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $21,899.

2006

Ostmeyer was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $13,261.

2004

Ostmeyer won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $46,674.

2002

Ostmeyer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $13,492.

2000

Ostmeyer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $7,871.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[6] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Ralph Ostmeyer received a rating of 31% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[7]

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.[8]

2013

Ralph Ostmeyer received a score of 72.4% in the 2013 index.[9]

Personal

Ostmeyer is married to his wife, Kay.[10]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Stan Clark
Kansas State Senate District 40
2005–present
Succeeded by
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