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Steven Brunk
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Kansas House of Representatives District 85
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steven Brunk is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Federal and State Affairs, Vice-chair
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Policy positions

Brunk's website lists his legislative priorities as "illegal alien laws, additional health care policy reform, energy policy, budget control and budget transparency, economic stimulus, and voter ID reform."[1]

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?"[2]

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009[3]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steven Brunk endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Patrick Thorpe was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Steven Brunk was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brunk faces Thorpe in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brunk won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 85. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Barry D. Stanley (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Brunk Incumbent 67.2% 6,806
     Democratic Barry Stanley 32.8% 3,316
Total Votes 10,122

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brunk won re-election to the 85th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brunk was re-elected to the 85th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Billie Knighton (D).[10] Brunk raised $39,143 for his campaign, while Knighton raised $11,835.[11]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 85
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Brunk (R) 7,761 65.3%
Billie Knighton (D) 4,121 34.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brunk is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Brunk raised a total of $222,788 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[12]

Steven Brunk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 85 Won $33,871
2010 Kansas State House, District 85 Won $22,673
2008 Kansas State House, District 85 Won $39,143
2006 Kansas State House, District 85 Won $35,995
2004 Kansas State House, District 85 Won $24,185
2002 Kansas State House, District 85 Won $18,628
2000 Kansas State Senate, District 31 Defeated $48,293
Grand Total Raised $222,788

2012

Brunk won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $33,871.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Brunk's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,127
Koch Industries$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$1,000
Wichita Area Association of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,871
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brunk won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $22,673.

2008

Brunk won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $39,143.

2006

Brunk won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $35,995.

2004

Brunk won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $24,185.

2002

Brunk won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $18,628.

2000

Brunk lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Brunk raised a total of $48,293.

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

Steven Brunk received a score of 67.0% in the 2013 index.[14]

Personal

Brunk has a wife, Billie.[15]

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Kansas House of Representatives District 85
2003–present
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