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Sydney Carlin

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Sydney Carlin
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Kansas House of Representatives District 66
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Manhattan
1996 – 1997
Commissioner, City of Manhattan
1993 – 1996
Personal
ProfessionSelf Employed, Investments
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sydney Carlin is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 66. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget
Appropriations
Agriculture and Natural Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Policy positions

Carlin 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?"[1]

Her website contains a summary of her votes on a number of issues and explanations for them.[2]

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carlin won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 66. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Lee Modesitt (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSydney Carlin Incumbent 58.7% 4,573
     Republican Lee Modesitt 41.3% 3,213
Total Votes 7,786

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carlin won re-election to the 66th District seat against Lee Modesitt (R). Carlin had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 66 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngSydney Carlin (D) 2,644
Lee Modesitt (R) 2,462

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carlin was re-elected to the 66th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Dee McKee (R).[6] Carlin raised $50,411 for her campaign, while McKee raised $18,706.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 66
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngSydney Carlin (D) 5,567 57.4%
Dee McKee (R) 4,128 42.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carlin is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Carlin raised a total of $292,465 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[8]

Sydney Carlin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 66 Won $51,109
2010 Kansas State House, District 66 Won $39,161
2008 Kansas State House, District 66 Won $50,411
2006 Kansas State House, District 66 Won $58,933
2004 Kansas State House, District 66 Won $36,490
2002 Kansas State House, District 66 Won $35,554
1998 Kansas State House, District 66 Defeated $20,807
Grand Total Raised $292,465

2012

Carlin won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $51,109.

2010

Carlin won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $39,161.

2008

Carlin won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $50,411.

2006

Carlin won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $58,933.

2004

Carlin won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $36,490.

2002

Carlin won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $35,554.

1998

Carlin Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Carlin raised a total of $20,807.

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.[9]

2013

Sydney Carlin received a score of 36.0% in the 2013 index.[10]

Personal

Sydney and her husband, John, have four children. She is a member of a number of community organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Legion Society, Fraternal Order of the Police, Habitat for Humanity, Heart Association, and the Manhattan Arts Center.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 66
2003–present
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