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Allen Schmidt
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Kansas State Senate District 36
Former Member
In office
February 2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
AppointedFebruary 10, 2011
Term limitsN/A
High schoolThomas More Prep
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
Military service
Office website
Campaign website
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Allen Schmidt is a former Democratic member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 36 from February 2011 to 2013. Schmidt was appointed in February 2011 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Janis Lee, who was appointed to be the chief hearing officer for the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals. [1]


Campaign themes

Schmidt's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt:"Fighting the battle to keep our rural representation in the Senate."
  • Excerpt:"Keeping our rural schools open, viable, and strong."
  • Excerpt:"Maintaining our programs for the elderly and disabled."
  • Excerpt:"Standing up for life at all stages."
  • Excerpt:"Stimulating rural economic development to bring our population back."

Committee assignments


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



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Schmidt won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 40. Schmidt ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by Ralph Ostmeyer (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Kansas State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer Incumbent 66.5% 21,443
     Democratic Allen Schmidt 33.5% 10,796
Total Votes 32,239


Scmhidt and his wife Ellen have nine children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janis Lee
Kansas State Senate District 36
February 2011–2013
Succeeded by
Elaine Bowers (R)