Tom Sawyer

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Tom Sawyer
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Kansas House of Representatives District 95
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 95
1987-1998, 2003-2009
Education
Bachelor'sWichita State University (1984)
Personal
Birthday04/15/1958
Place of birthWichita, Kansas
ProfessionOwner, Tom Sawyer Accounting Services
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Sawyer is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012, and served two other terms from 1987 to 1998 and 2003 to 2009.

Sawyer earned his B.B.A. from Wichita State University. His professional experience includes owning Tom Sawyer Accounting Services.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Rules and Journal, Vice-chair
Elections
Taxation

Issue

Policy positions

Sawyer's website lists his legislative priorities as education, health care, good paying jobs, a fair tax system, safe community, and open government.[2]

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?"[3]

Sawyer's answers to the Kansas Gubernatorial Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test are available.

Has not sponsored any major legislation.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Tom Sawyer is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Benny Boman is unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sawyer won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 95. He was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Benny Boman (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Sawyer 57.6% 3,345
     Republican Benny Boman Incumbent 42.4% 2,467
Total Votes 5,812

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sawyer is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Sawyer raised a total of $196,745 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[7]

Tom Sawyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 95 Won $15,070
2008 Kansas State House, District 95 Won $19,288
2006 Kansas State House, District 95 Won $13,807
2004 Kansas State House, District 95 Won $21,296
2002 Kansas State House, District 95 Won $7,183
1998 Kansas State Governor Defeated $72,634
1996 Kansas State House, District 95 Won $47,467
Grand Total Raised $196,745

2012

Sawyer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $15,070.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Sawyer's campaign in 2012
Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Kansas Contractors Association$800
Kansas Association of Realtors$500
QC Holdings$500
Total Raised in 2012$15,070
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Sawyer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $19,288.

2006

Sawyer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $13,807.

2004

Sawyer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $21,296.

2002

Sawyer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $7,183.

1998

Sawyer lost the election for the Kansas State Governor in 1998. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $72,634.

1996

Sawyer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $47,467.

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.[8]

2013

Tom Sawyer received a score of 43.0% in the 2013 index.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Benny L. Boman (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 95
2013–present
Succeeded by
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