Bob Bethell

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Bob Bethell
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Kansas House of Representatives District 113
Former Member
In office
1999 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Town of Alden
1994 – 1998
Bachelor'sJohn Brown University
Master'sUniversity of Illinois
Bob Bethell is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 113th District from 1999 until May 20, 2012 Bethell passed away "in a car accident May 20 while returning home at the end of the last working day of the session." His wife was selected to finish his term.[1]

Prior to his election to the House, Bethell served as mayor of the town of Alden. He has also worked as a long term care administrator, pastor, high school vice principal, middle school principal, and college director of admissions.

He received his MEd in Administration from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Secondary Education from John Brown University.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


Bethell's website listed his main areas of interest as education and healthcare.[3]

He 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?"[4]

Did not sponsor any major legislation.[5]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bethell won re-election to the 113th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]


On November 4, 2008, Bethell was re-elected to the 113th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Mike Laudick (D).[7] Bethell raised $27,354 for his campaign, while Laudick raised $3,316.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 113
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Bethell (R) 5,543 71.5%
Mike Laudick (D) 2,203 28.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Bethell received $23,256 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[9]


In 2008 Bethell collected $27,354 in donations.[10]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Slaughter, Jerry $750
Zogleman, Ms. Nancy $550
Austin, Chad $500
Robertson, Kevin $500

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Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 113
Succeeded by
Lorene Bethell