Sandy Praeger

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Sandy Praeger
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Kansas Commissioner of Insurance
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKathleen Sebelius (D)
Compensation
Base salary$86,003
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
First elected2002
Campaign $$1,310,432
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Kansas State Senate
1992 - 2002
Mayor of Lawrence, Kansas
1986 - 1987
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sandy Praeger is the current Republican Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. Praeger was first elected to this position in 2002 and assumed office in January 2003.[1] She is now serving in her third term in the office of insurance commissioner, having won re-election in 2006 and 2010.

Praeger's current term will expire in January 2015. Since the state insurance commissioner is not restricted by term limits, she is eligible to run for re-election when her seat comes up again in 2014. Despite this, Praeger has announced that her third term will be her last; SHe intends to serve out the remainder of the term and then retire from the commissioner's post. By September 2013, the race to replace Praeger in 2014 had already attracted a slew of Republican contenders, including two-time previous challenger to Praeger David Powell, state Rep. Clark Shultz, Beverly Gossage and Ken Selzer.[2][3]

Biography

Prior to her election as Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, Praeger served in the Kansas State Senate from 1992-2002. She was Mayor of Lawrence from 1986-1987, and a member of the Lawrence City Commission from 1985-1989.[1]

Praeger has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and has received awards as "legislator of the year" from AARP and the Kansas Wildlife Federation. In 1999, she was awarded the Dr. Nathan B. Davis award by the American Medical Association.[4]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree - University of Kansas

Political career

Kansas Insurance Commissioner (2002-Present)

Praeger was first elected as Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in 2002. She was subsequently re-elected two times - in 2006 and 2010.[1] Praeger intends to retire the commissioner's post rather than seek a fourth term in 2014.

Kansas State Senate (1996-2002)

Mayor of Lawrence (1986-1987)

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Praeger is up for re-election in 2014, but has opted to retire rather than seek a fourth term in the office of Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.[2]

2010

Praeger won re-election as Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in November 2010.[5]

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Praeger Incumbent 99.6% 674,573
     Write-in David J. Powell 0.4% 2,570
Total Votes 677,143
Election Results Via: Kansas Secretary of State

2006

Praeger won re-election as Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in November 2006, defeating Democrat Bonnie Sharp and Libertarian Patrick Wilbur.

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Praeger Incumbent 63% 514,583
     Democratic Bonnie Sharp 32.7% 267,270
     Libertarian Patrick Wilbur 4.2% 34,681
Total Votes 816,534
Election Results Via: Kansas Secretary of State

2002

Praeger first won election as Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in November 2002, defeating Democrat Jim Garner.

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Praeger 57.4% 460,795
     Democratic Jim Garner 42.6% 342,525
Total Votes 803,320
Election Results Via: Kansas Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Praeger is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Praeger raised a total of $1,310,432 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[6]

Sandy Praeger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $3,041
2010 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Won $193,158
2008 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $32,659
2006 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Won $483,114
2004 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $41,105
2002 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Won $414,220
2000 Kansas State Senate District 2 Won $77,824
1998 Kansas State Senate District 2 Not up for election $5,206
1996 Kansas State Senate District 2 Won $60,105
Grand Total Raised $1,310,432

2006-2010

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Sandy Praeger's donors each year.[7] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Praeger and her husband, Mark, have two children and two grandchildren.[1]

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