|Kansas House of Representatives District 120|
|January 10, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Northwest Oklahoma State University (1969)|
|Master's||Northwest Oklahoma State University (1972)|
|Other||Fort Hays State University (1985)|
Cassidy earned his B.S. and his M.S. in Counseling and Administration from Northwest Oklahoma State University in 1969 and 1972, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a teacher and principle.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cassidy served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Education Budget, Chair|
|• Education, Vice-chair|
Cassidy served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Corrections and Juvenile Justice|
|• Education Budget|
Cassidy won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 120. He defeated District 121 incumbent Rick Billinger in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 120 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Ward M. Cassidy Incumbent||53.6%||2,811|
|Rick Billinger Incumbent||46.4%||2,430|
Cassidy defeated incumbent John Faber in the Republican primary on August 3, 2010 by a margin of 2,418-1,925. Faber was seeking his eighth term. Cassidy defeated Robert Strevey (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 120 General Election (2010)|
|Ward Cassidy (R)||5,664|
|Robert Strevey (D)||1,409|
Comprehensive donor information for Cassidy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cassidy raised a total of $52,051 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.
|Ward Cassidy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 120||$26,740|
|2010||Kansas State House, District 120||$25,311|
|Grand Total Raised||$52,051|
2012Cassidy won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cassidy raised a total of $26,740.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ward Cassidy's campaign in 2012|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$828|
|Sunflower Electric Power Corp||$750|
|Kansas Medical Society||$750|
|Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation||$750|
|Kansas Optometric Association||$700|
|Total Raised in 2012||$26,740|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Cassidy won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cassidy raised a total of $25,311.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ward Cassidy's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Contractors Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Medical Society||$500|
|Hines, Louis T||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$25,311|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
Ward Cassidy received a score of 53.0% in the 2013 index.
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- Rep. Cassidy's website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Newcomer ousts longtime incumbent
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Cassidy, Ward," accessed June 24, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
John Faber (R)
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