Amanda Grosserode

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Amanda Grosserode
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Kansas House of Representatives District 16
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sNebraska Christian College
Bachelor'sWayne State College
Personal
Birthday1975
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Amanda Grosserode is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 16th district. Grosserode has been serving since 2011.

Grosserode is a teacher and tea party organizer. Grosserode organized one of the first Tea Parties to protest stimulus spending and political "pork" outside Congressman Dennis Moore's office in Overland Park on Feb. 21, 2009, with an estimated 750,000 in attendence. [1] Grosserode also helped organize a "Tax Day Tea Party" attended by an estimated 10,000, which was held at Johnson County Community College on April 15, 2009. [2] [3]

In a speech at the AFP Defending the American Dream Summit in Topeka on May 1, 2010, Grosserode explained what led her to get involved in politics and encouraged others to do the same. [4]

I’m just a mom. …

As many of you were, and like I was, in the fall of 2008 I was very interested in what was going on at the federal level. If you remember there was that huge debate about the TARP package.

It distressed me that we [had] … big government intervention into our banking system. The banks that made risky choices were having major financial problems because of it.

I did not think it was a good use of our tax dollars. I thought it would burden my children years into the future.

Grosserode graduated from Nebraska Christian College with an Associate's Degree. She transferred to Wayne State College and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Grosserode has been appointed to the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Grosserode is running for re-election in 2012. She is unopposed in the August 7 primary, and no Democratic candidates have filed to run. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grosserode defeated incumbent Gene Rardin (D) in the November 2 general election.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Grosserode (R) 4,266
Gene Rardin (D) 3,530

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Grosserode raised $32,663 in contributions. [7]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry $1,000
Koch Industries $1,000
Lewis, John $1,000

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Personal

Grosserode and her husband Chad have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Rardin (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 16
2011–present
Succeeded by
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