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Garrett Love
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Kansas State Senate District 38
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashburn University (2010)
Date of birth1988
Place of birthMontezuma, Kansas
Office website
Garrett Love is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate representing District 38. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2011. He won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010, but was appointed to fill Tim Huelskamp's seat before he assumed office in the house.[1] He is the youngest state senator in Kansas history, becoming senator upon graduation from college at age 22.


Love earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Washburn University.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Chair
Ethics, Elections and Local Government
Public Health and Welfare
Interstate Cooperation


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



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Love won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 38. Love ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Johnny Dunlap II (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarrett Love Incumbent 77% 13,539
     Democratic Johnny Dunlap II 23% 4,033
Total Votes 17,572


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Love defeated incumbent Melvin Neufeld in the Republican primary on August 3, 2010 by a margin of 2,079-1,042.[5] Love won unopposed in the general election.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Love is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Love raised a total of $241,237 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[7]

Garrett Love's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 38 Won $212,651
2010 Kansas State House, District 115 Won $28,586
Grand Total Raised $241,237


Love won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Love raised a total of $212,651.


Love won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Love raised a total of $28,586.


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]


Garrett Love received a score of 66.4% in the 2013 index.[9]


Love has a wife, Caley.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Huelskamp (R)
Kansas State Senate 38
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Melvin Neufeld (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 115
Succeeded by
Ronald Ryckman (R)