Virgil Weigel

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Virgil Weigel
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Kansas House of Representatives District 56
Former member
In office
January 14, 2013 - 2015
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Virgil Weigel is a former Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 56 from 2012 to 2015.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Pensions and Benefits
Veterans, Military and Homeland Security



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Virgil Weigel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lane Hemsley defeated Evan Lancaster and Shawn Powell in the Republican primary. Hemsley defeated Weigel in the general election.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives District 56, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLane Hemsley 50.3% 3,978
     Democratic Virgil Weigel Incumbent 49.7% 3,938
Total Votes 7,916

Kansas House of Representatives, District 56 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLane Hemsley 61.4% 1,308
Shawn Powell 21.7% 462
Evan Lancaster 16.9% 360
Total Votes 2,130


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weigel won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 56. Weigel ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Janet Mitchell (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Weigel 51.9% 4,989
     Republican Janet Mitchell 48.1% 4,628
Total Votes 9,617

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weigel is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Weigel raised a total of $6,678 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[5]

Virgil Weigel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 56 Won $6,678
Grand Total Raised $6,678


Weigel won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Weigel raised a total of $6,678.


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.[6]


Virgil Weigel received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Annie Tietze (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 56
Succeeded by
Lane Hemsley (R)