Tom Hawk (Kansas)
|Kansas State Senate District 22|
|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|
Hawk is the owner of Tom Hawk Incorporated Professional Photography. He has previously served as superintendent, school administrator, counselor and teacher at Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools. He received his BS in Math Education, MS in Counseling, and PhD in Educational Administration from Kansas State University.
Hawk has previously served on the Governor's Education Policy Task Force, City-County Land Use Task Force, and Governor's Best Team for Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is currently a member of the Manhattan Rotary, Optimist, and Chamber of Commerce.
Hawk's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"My job as a legislator will be one of constantly listening, evaluating, and analyzing what the right balance must be between key programs and the taxpayer’s ability to pay."
- Excerpt:"Education is my number one priority. We must invest in our young people so they have the skills and compassion to be solid, productive citizens."
- Excerpt:"Support for the engines that run our economy and appropriate governmental tax policy and regulation are essential for our long-term economic health."
- Excerpt:"I believe that the role of government is to protect its citizens and to create opportunity so that all have the chance to be successful."
Two Party System
- Excerpt:"A better balance between both parties yields deeper discussions, more options, and better long-term planning and legislation."
Hawk's website lists his major concerns and goals as Kansas' financial situation, Education (K-12, KSU and MATC), Small Business, and Quality of Life.
Hawk 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?"
His answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test are available.
Has not sponsored any major legislation.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hawk served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Financial Institutions and Insurance|
|• Natural Resources|
- See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012
Hawk won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 22. Hawk ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Bob Reader (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012|
On November 4, 2008, Hawk was re-elected to the 67th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Dick Miller (R).  Hawk raised $48,759 for his campaign, while Miller raised $17,061. 
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 67|
|Tom Hawk (D)||5,902||55.8%|
|Dick Miller (R)||4,657||44.1%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008 Hawk collected $48,759 in donations.
His five largest contributors were:
|Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity||$1,000|
|Carpenters Local 918||$1,000|
|Kansas Contractors Association||$1,000|
|Kansas National Education Association||$1,000|
|Kansans for Lifesaving Cures||$1,000|
Hawk and his wife Tamara have two children.
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- Senate approves $202 million in biolab bonds - Kansas.com
- Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths - The Star Democrat
- NHL Playoffs 2013: My Recap and Predictions for Round 2 - Huffington Post Canada
- FAA Says Furloughs Delayed 1200 Flights - New York Times
- Canadiens Top Senators 3-1 In Game 2; Series Tied (VIDEO) - Huffington Post - Huffington Post
- Justin Abdelkader Suspended For Two Games By NHL, Brendan Shanahan ... - Huffington Post
- Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen: Light Heavyweight Championship On Line At UFC ... - Huffington Post
- Immigration plan would add drones, already under scrutiny, to border security - Kansas City Star
- US loans from China at issue in debt-ceiling fight - Kansas City Star
- BC-AP Sports Digest - SI.com
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- Sen. Hawk's website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Kansas Votes profile
- Campaign contributions: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tom Hawk Biography
- ↑ "tomhawk," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Rep. Tom Hawk - Concerns
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hawk Issue Positions
- ↑ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2008 Kansas Election Results
- ↑ Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
Roger Reitz (R)
|Kansas State Senate District 22
| Succeeded by|
|Kansas House of Representatives District 67
| Succeeded by|
Susan Mosier (R)
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