Annie Tietze

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Annie Tietze
Annie Tietze.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 53
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEmporia State University
Master'sUniversity of Kansas
ProfessionCourt Appointed Special Advocate
Office website
Campaign website
Annie Tietze is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 53 since 2013. She previously represented District 56 from 2007 to 2013.

Tietze has worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and a teacher. She received her BS in Education from Emporia State University and Masters in Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.[1]

She is the local president of the Kansas National Education Association and a member of the First Methodist Church.


Campaign themes

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

  • Excerpt:"I support targeted tax cuts for small businesses and more investment in public education."
  • Excerpt:"We need to be investing in our schools if we are going to keep Kansans competitive and attract new businesses with a well-prepared work force."
  • Excerpt:"I will not support any tax reform unless it eases the burden on our working middle class and makes the wealthy pay their fair share."

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Interstate Cooperation
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Federal and State Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tietze served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tietze served on the following committees:


Tietze refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009[4]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tietze won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 53. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated District 51 incumbent Mike Burgess (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Tietze Incumbent 53.6% 5,615
     Republican Mike Burgess Incumbent 46.4% 4,853
Total Votes 10,468


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tietze won re-election to the 56th District seat against Becky Nioce (R) and Troy Abbot (L). Tietze had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 56 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Tietze (D) 3,321
Becky Nioce (R) 3,053
Troy Abbot (L) 232


On November 4, 2008, Tietze was re-elected to the 56th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition. [8] She raised $33,668 for her campaign. [9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 56
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Tietze (D) 7,455 100%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Tietze received $33,485 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[10]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Annie Tietze's campaign in 2010
Northeastern Kansas Building & Construction Trades Council$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Kansas Contractors Association$1,000
Kansas Hospital Association$750
Total Raised in 2010 $33,485


In 2008 Tietze collected $33,668 in donations.[11]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Teamsters $1,000
Kansas Dental Association $850
Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $750
Kansas Hospital Association $750


Tietze has a husband, Dennis.[12]

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Preceded by
Ann Mah (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 53
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 56
Succeeded by
Virgil Weigel (D)