Barbara Ballard

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Barbara Ballard
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Kansas House of Representatives District 44
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lawrence School Board
1985 – 1993
Education
Bachelor'sWebster College (1967)
Master'sKansas State University (1976)
Ph.D.Kansas State University (1980)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 14, 1944
Place of birthPetersburg, Kansas
ProfessionAssociate Director, Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Barbara Ballard is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 44 since 1993.

Prior to her election to the House, Ballard served on the Lawrence School Board from 1985-1993.

She has a BMeEd from Webster College, and an MS and PhD from Kansas State University. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, and since 1980 has served as Dean of Students at the University of Kansas as well as Director of the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center.

Ballard is the Chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus and the House Minority Caucus.[1]

Policy Positions

As of May 7, 2009, the "Issues" page of Ballard's website was blank.[2]

Ballard 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]

Ballard's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 1996 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Social Services Budget
Calendar and Printing
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ballard won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 44. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Patrick Bengtson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Ballard Incumbent 71.1% 7,965
     Republican Patrick Bengtson 28.9% 3,245
Total Votes 11,210

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ballard won re-election to the 44th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ballard was re-elected to the 44th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition. [8] She raised $11,192 for her campaign. [9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 44
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Ballard (D) 8,086 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ballard is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Ballard raised a total of $143,979 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/14/2013.[10]

Barbara Ballard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $22,130
2010 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $11,951
2008 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $11,192
2006 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $22,184
2004 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $13,032
2002 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $8,307
2000 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $23,312
1998 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $10,829
1996 Kansas State House, District 44 Won $21,042
Grand Total Raised $143,979

2012

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $22,130.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Ballard's campaign in 2012
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$800
Kansas Contractors Association$800
Kansas Hospital Association$750
Total Raised in 2012$22,130
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $11,951.

2008

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $11,192.

2006

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $22,184.

2004

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $13,032.

2002

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $8,307.

2000

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $23,312.

1998

Ballard won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $10,829.

1996

Ballard won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Ballard raised a total of $21,042.

Personal

Ballard and her husband Albert have one child.[11]

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7697

Email: barbara.ballard@house.ks.gov

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