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Harold Lane
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Kansas House of Representatives District 58
In office
August 2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedAugust 20, 2003
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner, Lane's BBQ
Office website
Harold Lane is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 58 since his appointment on August 20, 2003, when he was appointed to finish the term of Rocky Nichols.

Lane, along with his wife Jane, owns and operates a restaurant in Topeka. They have two children and five grandchildren.

He has worked with a number of community organizations, including the Helping Hands Capitol Improvement Board, YMCA Board, Historic Topeka Board, and the Friends of Free State.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
General Government Budget
Agriculture and Natural Resources


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


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


Lane refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

Has not sponsored any major legislation.[3]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lane won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 58. Lane ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Quentin Martin (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Lane Incumbent 74.1% 4,778
     Republican Quentin Martin 25.9% 1,673
Total Votes 6,451


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lane won re-election to the 58th District seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]


On November 4, 2008, Lane was re-elected to the 58th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition. [6] He raised $21,279 for his campaign. [7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 58
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Lane (D) 5,882 100%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lane received $8,375 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harold Lane's campaign in 2010
Kansas Contractors Association$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$500
Kansans For Lifesaving Cures$500
Kansas Optometric Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $8,375


In 2008 Lane collected $21,279 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $750
Kansas National Education Association $750
Kansas Optometric Association $700


Lane and his wife Jane have two children.[10]

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