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Vicki Schmidt
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Kansas State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas School of Pharmacy, 1978
Personal
ProfessionPharmacist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Vicki Schmidt is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing the District 20 and serving as Assistant Majority Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation
Education
Financial Institutions and Insurance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Schmidt won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 20. Schmidt defeated House incumbent Joe Patton in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Terry L. Crowder (D) and Clarence Hinchey (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Kansas State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVicki Schmidt Incumbent 63.9% 21,359
     Democratic Terry L. Crowder 30.1% 10,071
     Libertarian Clarence Hinchey 6% 2,003
Total Votes 33,433
Kansas State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVicki L. Schmidt Incumbent 50.7% 5,747
Joe Patton 49.3% 5,587
Total Votes 11,334

Targeted

Schmidt was one of eight Republican incumbents that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee targeted for defeat in 2012. It cast the eight incumbents as being impediments to private sector job creation and made $1,000 donations and in-kind contributions to Republican challengers.[3]

2008

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schmidt was re-elected to the 20th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Carolyn Weinhold (D).[4] Schmidt raised $145,007 for her campaign, while Weinhold raised $12,798.[5]

Kansas State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngVicki Schmidt (R) 21,350 63.4%
Carolyn Weinhold (D) 12,315 36.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schmidt is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Schmidt raised a total of $587,631 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[6]

Vicki Schmidt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 20 Won $269,187
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $12,414
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 20 Won $145,007
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $45,095
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 20 Won $115,928
Grand Total Raised $587,631

2012

Schmidt won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $269,187.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vicki Schmidt's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$3,500
P O Box 2663, Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$2,950
Kansas National Education Association$2,000
Astrazeneca$2,000
Senate Republican Leadership Cmte of Kansas$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$269,187
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schmidt was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $12,414.

2008

Schmidt won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $145,007.

2006

Schmidt was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $45,095.

2004

Schmidt won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $115,928.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[7] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Vicki Schmidt received a rating of 13% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[8]

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

Vicki Schmidt received a score of 39.7% in the 2013 index.[10]

Personal

Schmidt and her husband, Michael, have two children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lynn Jenkins
Kansas State Senate District 20
2005–present
Succeeded by
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