Alan Jilka

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Alan Jilka
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Candidate for
Kansas House of Representatives District 71
Prior offices
Mayor of Salina, Kansas
High schoolSalina Sacred Heart (1990)
Bachelor'sNotre Dame (1984)
Master'sUniversity of South Carolina (1992)
Date of birth03/28/1962
Place of birthSalina, Kansas
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Alan Jilka was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 71 of the Kansas House of Representatives.

Jilka was the Mayor of Salina, Kansas for twelve years. He attended the University of South Carolina, receiving a Master's degree in Comparative Literature.[1]


Campaign themes

Jilka's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"A strategy of targeted tax incentives for businesses and investments in education, including vocational education, can successfully promote job creation in Kansas."


  • Excerpt:"I oppose efforts to phase out the state income tax, which will inevitably lead to higher property and sales taxes and/or huge cuts to education and vital services."


  • Excerpt:"I will oppose efforts to rewrite the formula in ways that would shift more of the financial burden for public education to local property owners."


  • Excerpt:"Efforts to privatize Medicaid have not been successful in other states and should be carefully monitored in Kansas. Our frail elderly and disabled must not be allowed to become pawns in the state's budget debates."


  • Excerpt:"Efforts to encourage and facilitate voting among our citizenry should be promoted."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jilka ran in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 71. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by Diana Dierks (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Dierks 62% 5,619
     Democratic Alan Jilka 38% 3,446
Total Votes 9,065

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