|Kansas State Senate District 24|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Kansas House of Representatives District 69|
|Bachelor's||Florida State University (1974)|
|Birthday||February 6, 1952|
|Place of birth||El Paso, Texas|
Before his time in the House, Arpke worked as an Account Manager. He was employed by Nalco from 2000-2006, and by the United States Water Services from 2006-2008. He also worked as a Sales Engineer from 1994-2000.
Arpke received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University in 1974, majoring in Microbiology.
Arpke's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I favor lowering the tax burden on Kansas families and businesses."
- Excerpt:"[I] feel that family values and respect for life are core elements that need to be supported in all legislative activities."
- Excerpt:"I have participated in this process of getting back to the people, to listen to their thoughts, discover their dreams, and renew within them a sense of hope in the legislative process."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Arpke served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Education, Vice-chair|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Ways and Means|
Arpke served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Education Budget|
- See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012
Arpke won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 24. Arpke defeated Pete Brungardt in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Janice Norlin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas State Senate, District 24 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Pete Brungardt Incumbent||44.6%||4,354|
Arpke defeated incumbent Deena Horst in the Republican primary on August 3, 2010 by a margin of 1,205-898. Horst was seeking her ninth term. Arpke defeated Gerrett Morris (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 69 General Election (2010)|
|Tom Arpke (R)||3,733|
|Gerrett Morris (D)||2,106|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Arpke raised $10,980 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Tom + Arpke + Kansas + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- KU makes sudden change to Statehouse presence - Baldwin City Signal
- Kan. legislators move forward on budget - Westport-News
- Kansas governor goes fishing, discovers reservoir angling - Bradenton Herald
- This can't be the best option - Salina.com
- Salina South High School Students Win Financial Literacy Video Contest - KSAL
- Analysis: Kansas higher ed budget tied to sales tax - Topeka Capital Journal
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Arpke and his wife Beth have five children.
- Official campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "arpkeforsenate," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 Primary (official)," retrieved July 4, 2012.
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ ‘’Kansas Secretary of State, “2012 Kansas General Election Results,” accessed November 7, 2012
- ↑ LJ World, "End may be coming for GOP moderates," July 22, 2012
- ↑ Horst ousted by Arpke
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2010 contributions
Pete Brungardt (R)
|Kansas State Senate District 24
| Succeeded by|
Deena Horst (R)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 69
| Succeeded by|
J.R. Claeys (R)