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Dan Kerschen

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Dan Kerschen
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Kansas State Senate District 26
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
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 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 93
Bachelor'sKansas State University
Date of birthAugust 2, 1952
Place of birthWichita, Kansas
Office website
Dan Kerschen is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 26 since 2013. He previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 93 from 2009 to 2013.

Kershen is currently a board member of the Cattlemen's Beef Board, operating committee member of Hiland/Roberts Dairy Foods Co, and director of the Dairy Farmers of America.[1]

He has a BA from Kansas State University.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Natural Resources, Vice-chair
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Ways and Means
Financial Institutions and Insurance


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


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


Kerschen's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.

In the test he lists his legislative priorities as "School finance reform and addressing teacher shortages, Caps on property tax valuations," and "Energy policy - including the research and development of alternative fuel sources."[2]

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009[3]



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Kerschen won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 26. Kerschen defeated Dick Kelsey in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Kansas State Senate, District 26 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kerschen 57.6% 3,911
Dick Kelsey Incumbent 42.4% 2,883
Total Votes 6,794


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kerschen won re-election to the 93rd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. XLASTX defeated [[ ]] in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[7]


On November 4, 2008, Kerschen was elected to the 93rd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Joann Keiter (D). [8] Kerschen raised $18,060 for his campaign, while Keiter raised $7,098. [9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 93
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kerschen (R) 6,438 66.5%
Joann Keiter (D) 3,238 33.4%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Kerschen received $13,615 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[10]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Kerschen's campaign in 2010
Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation$1,000
Occidental Chemical$500
Koch Industries$500
Wichita Area Chamber Of Commerce$500
Total Raised in 2010 $13,615


In 2008 Kerschen collected $18,060 in donations.[11]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kerschen, Dan $2,426
4th District Republican Central Committee $500
Associated General Contractors of Kansas $500
Koch Mineral Services $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Kelsey (R)
Kansas State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 93
Succeeded by
Joe Edwards (R)