Forrest Knox

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Forrest Knox
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Kansas State Senate District 14
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$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 13
2005-2013
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University (1978)
Master'sIsrael Institute of Technology (1989)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 17, 1956
Place of birthTopeka, Kansas
ProfessionFarmer/Rancher
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Forrest Knox is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2005 to 2013.

Knox earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Utilities, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Agriculture

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Knox has sponsored a number of bills,[2] among the most recent:

  • HB2029 - Private correctional facilities.[3]
  • HB2147 - Farm and ranch land protection program; voluntary emissions compensation program. [4]
  • HB2242 - Removing hunting license requirements in controlled shooting areas. [5]
  • HB2311 - Repealing the nongame and endangered species conservation act. [6]

Campaign themes

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

Efficient Government

  • Excerpt:"Supports a statewide lid on property taxes and will not support tax increases."

Pro-Business

  • Excerpt:"Strong advocate for the family farmer and agriculture."

Traditional Values

  • Excerpt:"Fought for a constitutional amendment to preserve traditional marriage."

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Knox ran for State Senate in 2012. Knox defeated John Grange in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Eden Fuson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Kansas State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngForrest Knox 72.3% 21,790
     Democratic Eden Fuson 27.7% 8,349
Total Votes 30,139


Kansas State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngForrest Knox 58.5% 7,416
John Grange 41.5% 5,254
Total Votes 12,670

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Knox won re-election to the 13th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. In the August 3rd primary election, Knox defeated Republican primary opponent Trent Forsyth by a margin of 1,742 to 1,490. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[10]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Knox was re-elected to the 13th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition. [11] He raised $15,175 for his campaign. [12]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 13
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngForrest Knox (R) 5,925 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Knox is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Knox raised a total of $170,812 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[13]

Forrest Knox's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 14 Won $79,324
2010 Kansas State House, District 13 Won $34,458
2008 Kansas State House, District 13 Won $15,175
2006 Kansas State House, District 13 Won $23,425
2004 Kansas State House, District 13 Won $18,430
Grand Total Raised $170,812

2012

Knox won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Knox raised a total of $79,324.

2010

Knox won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Knox raised a total of $34,458.

2008

Knox won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Knox raised a total of $15,175.

2006

Knox won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Knox raised a total of $23,425.

2004

Knox won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Knox raised a total of $18,430.

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.[14]

2013

Forrest Knox received a score of 70.7% in the 2013 index.[15]

Personal

Knox and his wife, Renee, have nine children.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Dwayne Umbarger (R)
Kansas State Senate District 14
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 13
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Larry Paul Hibbard (R)