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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108139 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83035 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74241 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=18242 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=32314 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108139 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=31660 1996]
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Revision as of 19:17, 3 July 2013

Dennis Pyle
Dennis Pyle.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2005-present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 49
2001-2003
Personal
BirthdayApril 2, 1961
ProfessionGrain/Cattle Farmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification

Dennis Pyle (b. April 2, 1961) is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing the District 1 since 2005. He was a Kansas Representative for the 49th District from 2001 to 2003.

Pyle is a life-long fourth generation Kansas grain and cattle farmer.

Pyle attended Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, NE.

Policy Positions

Pyle's sponsored bills include:

  • A bill promoting trade between Kansas and Taiwan.[1]
  • A bill regarding income tax credit for some property taxes.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Ethics, Elections and Local Government, Chair
Natural Resources
Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pyle served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pyle served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pyle won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 1. Pyle defeated Marje A. Cochren in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Steve Lukert (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Kansas State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Pyle Incumbent 50.7% 15,378
     Democratic Steve Lukert 49.3% 14,982
Total Votes 30,360


Kansas State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Pyle Incumbent 66.4% 6,730
Marje A. Cochren 33.6% 3,407
Total Votes 10,137

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pyle was re-elected to the 1st District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Galen Weiland (D).[6] Pyle raised $105,794 for his campaign, while Weiland raised $19,210.[7]

Kansas State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Pyle (R) 19,253 63.6%
Galen Weiland (D) 11,017 36.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pyle is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Pyle raised a total of $429,611 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/30/2013.[8]

Dennis Pyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Won $123,577
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $8,012
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Won $105,794
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $19,681
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 1 Won $74,149
2002 Kansas State House, District 62 Defeated $43,144
2000 Kansas State House, District 49 Won $19,826
1998 Kansas State House, District 49 Defeated $27,163
1996 Kansas State House, District 49 Defeated $8,265
Grand Total Raised $429,611

2012

Pyle won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $123,577.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Pyle's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senate Cmte$6,450
Blank$6,107
Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$2,398
AT&T$2,250
Wenger, Lavon & Erma$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$123,577
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pyle Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $8,012.

2008

Pyle won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $105,794.

2006

Pyle Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $19,681.

2004

Pyle won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $74,149.

2002

Pyle Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $43,144.

2000

Pyle won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $19,826.

1998

Pyle Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $27,163.

1996

Pyle Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Pyle raised a total of $8,265.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[9] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Dennis Pyle received a rating of 87% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[10]

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.[11]

2013

Stuart Dennis Pyle received a score of 91.4% in the 2013 index.[12]

Personal

Dennis is married to Jennifer Pyle. Together they have six children: Kristen, Kathleen, Karen, Kourtney, Kimberly and Kellie.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward W. Pugh
Kansas State Senate District 1
2005–present
Succeeded by
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