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Brandon Whipple
Brandon Whipple.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 98
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWichita State University
Master'sWichita State University
Office website
Brandon Whipple is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 96 since 2013. He unsuccessfully ran for the same seat in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

Whipple attended Wichita State University, receiving both a Master's and Bachelor's degrees where he focused on social services, community development and public policy.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Utilities and Telecommunications


Campaign themes

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

Kansas Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Brandon supports laws that create and retain Kansas jobs. Our tax dollars should not go to corporations that ship our jobs out of state or to Mexico. And no one should be forced to choose between a high paying job and living in Kansas."

Local Business Growth

  • Excerpt:"Small businesses account for 75 percent of new jobs in our country. As your elected official, Brandon will continue to work with local business leaders on a regular basis to address their needs."

Protecting Education

  • Excerpt:"Brandon will work to keep quality teachers in our schools and focus funding directly into the classroom."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whipple won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 96. in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Rick Lindsey (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Whipple 58.5% 3,509
     Republican Rick Lindsey 41.5% 2,490
Total Votes 5,999


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whipple was defeated by Phil Hermanson (R) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whipple is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Whipple raised a total of $60,372 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/21/2013.[6]

Brandon Whipple's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 96 Won $30,296
2010 Kansas State House, District 96 Defeated $30,076
Grand Total Raised $60,372


Whipple won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Whipple raised a total of $30,296.


Whipple lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Whipple raised a total of $30,076.


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]


Brandon Whipple received a score of 42.0% in the 2013 index.[8]


Whipple has a wife, Chelsea.[1]

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Preceded by
Phil Hermanson (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 96
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