Elaine Bowers

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Elaine Bowers
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Kansas State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
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
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 107
2007-2013
Education
Associate'sCloud Country Community College (1983)
Personal
Place of birthBeloit, Kansas
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elaine Bowers is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Bowers previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Bowers' professional experience includes working as an executive secretary for the Concordia Chamber of Commerce and office manager for Concordia Auto Mart.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Public Health and Welfare, Vice-chair
Agriculture
Financial Institutions and Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Bowers won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 36. Bowers defeated Kyle Abbott in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Marquis Clark (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Bowers 82.9% 26,051
     Democratic Marquis Clark 17.1% 5,371
Total Votes 31,422
Kansas State Senate, District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Bowers 64.3% 9,377
Kyle Abbott 35.7% 5,216
Total Votes 14,593

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bowers won re-election to the 107th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She was also unopposed in the GOP primary.[4]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bowers was re-elected to the 107th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[5] She raised $16,571 for her campaign.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 107
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Bowers (R) 8,571 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bowers is available dating back to 2206. Based on available campaign finance records, Bowers raised a total of $122,213 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[7]

Elaine Bowers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 36 Won $75,457
2010 Kansas State House, District 107 Won $12,900
2008 Kansas State House, District 107 Won $16,571
2006 Kansas State House, District 107 Won $17,285
Grand Total Raised $122,213

2012

Bowers won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bowers raised a total of $75,457.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elaine Bowers's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,244
Kansas Medical Society$2,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$2,000
Kansas Optometric Association$2,000
Centurylink$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$75,457
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bowers won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bowers raised a total of $12,900.

2008

Bowers won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bowers raised a total of $16,571.

2006

Bowers won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bowers raised a total of $17,285.

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.[8]

2013

Elaine Bowers received a score of 63.8% in the 2013 index.[9]

Personal

Bowers and her husband, Charlie, have four children. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Girl State Program, Independent Auto Dealers Association, and Rotary International Club.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Allen Schmidt (D)
Kansas State Senate District 36
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 107
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Susan L. Concannon (R)