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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Sutton''' is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 43|District 43]] of the [[Kansas House of Representatives]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Sutton''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Kansas House of Representatives]], representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sutton served on the following committees:
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Transportation and Public Safety Budget
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|Committee2 = General Government Budget
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|Committee3 = Energy and Environment
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Sutton's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website/>
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'''Pro-Life'''
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*Excerpt: "I am pro-life unconditionally. My core belief is that society exists for the sole purpose of protecting the unprotected and any law that legitimizes the killing of a person harms, yes the person killed, but the entire society."
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'''Pro-Gun Rights'''
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*Excerpt: "Gun ownership is a right guaranteed by our Constitution, and I am a big fan of our Constitution."
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'''Education'''
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*Excerpt: "Public policy should support parental choice. Consequently, base state aid for each pupil should follow the child, regardless of the school chosen by the parents as best for the child."
  
 
==Elections==
 
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===2012===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Sutton is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Kansas House of Representatives]] District 43. Sutton defeated [[Dan L. Thompson]] in the [[Republican]] primary on August 7, 2012. [[Kevin King]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "Official Primary Candidate List," accessed June 28, 2012]</ref>
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Sutton won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Kansas House of Representatives]] District 43. Sutton defeated [[Dan L. Thompson]] in the [[Republican]] primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated [[Kevin King]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "Official Primary Candidate List," accessed June 28, 2012]</ref>
  
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|candidate2 = Kevin King
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1415991 ''followthemoney.org'', "Sutton, Bill," accessed June 14, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 15583
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|office2012 = [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Kansas State House, District 43]]
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===2012===
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 15583
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|org1 = Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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|org2 = Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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|org3 = Phelps, Stan
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|org4 = Kansas Farm Bureau
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|org5 = American Care Management
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 750
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|orgamount3 = 500
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==Scorecards==
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===Kansas Freedom Index===
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{{Kansas Policy Institute Writeup}}
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====2013====
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{{2013 Kansas Policy Index|name=Bill Sutton|score=76.0}}
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==Personal==
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Sutton and his wife, Lana, have three children. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, reaching the rank of Grand Knight.<ref name=website>[http://www.billsutton.us/ "billsutton," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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* [[Kansas House of Representatives]]
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* [[Kansas House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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* [[Kansas State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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* [[Kansas state legislative districts]]
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* [[Kansas State Legislature]]
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*[http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_sutton_william_1/ Rep. Sutton's website]
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*[http://openstates.org/ks/legislators/KSL000169/william-sutton/ Profile from Open States]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=138061 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=138061 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/BillSuttonforStateRepresentative Bill Sutton on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/SuttonforKansas Bill Sutton on Twitter]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/billsuttonforkansas?feature=mhee Bill Sutton on YouTube]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152538 2012]
  
 
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Bill Sutton
Bill Sutton.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthKansas City, Kansas
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Sutton is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation and Public Safety Budget
General Government Budget
Energy and Environment

Issues

Campaign themes

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

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "I am pro-life unconditionally. My core belief is that society exists for the sole purpose of protecting the unprotected and any law that legitimizes the killing of a person harms, yes the person killed, but the entire society."

Pro-Gun Rights

  • Excerpt: "Gun ownership is a right guaranteed by our Constitution, and I am a big fan of our Constitution."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Public policy should support parental choice. Consequently, base state aid for each pupil should follow the child, regardless of the school chosen by the parents as best for the child."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Dennis Ritter defeated Neil Billington and Robin McGregor in the Democratic primary. Jim Tedder defeated Jose Aliaga, Paul Greenawalt, Nate Knapper and Andrea Schroeder in the Republican primary.[2][3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 43 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Ritter 49.6% 2,504
Robin McGregor 42.9% 2,164
Neil Billington 7.5% 377
Total Votes 5,045
Michigan House of Representatives, District 43 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Tedder 30.5% 3,007
Andrea Schroeder 28.9% 2,846
Jose Aliaga 21.8% 2,146
Nate Knapper 15.4% 1,515
Paul Greenawalt 3.4% 332
Total Votes 9,846

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sutton won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 43. Sutton defeated Dan L. Thompson in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Kevin King (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sutton 63.4% 5,910
     Democratic Kevin King 36.6% 3,410
Total Votes 9,320
Kansas House of Representatives, District 43 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sutton 62.8% 1,016
Dan L. Thompson 37.2% 602
Total Votes 1,618

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sutton is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sutton raised a total of $15,583 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[6]

Bill Sutton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 43 Won $15,583
Grand Total Raised $15,583

2012

Sutton won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sutton raised a total of $15,583.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Sutton's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation$750
Phelps, Stan$500
Kansas Farm Bureau$500
American Care Management$500
Total Raised in 2012$15,583
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[7]

2013

Bill Sutton received a score of 76.0% in the 2013 index.[8]

Personal

Sutton and his wife, Lana, have three children. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, reaching the rank of Grand Knight.[1]

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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 43
2013–present
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