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Claeys won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Kansas House of Representatives]] District 69.  He defeated [[Bruce Wyatt]] in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Gary Swartzendruber]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 9, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/KS_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''C-SPAN'', "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/12elec/2012_General_Election_Results.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
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Claeys won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Kansas House of Representatives]] District 69.  He defeated [[Bruce Wyatt]] in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Gary Swartzendruber]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," accessed July 9, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/KS_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''C-SPAN'', "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/12elec/2012_General_Election_Results.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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J.R. Claeys
JR Claeys.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 69
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
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 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University (2001)
Master'sGeorge Washington University (2004)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeremy Ryan Claeys (born February 13, 1978 in Salina, Kansas) is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 69. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Claeys earned his Bachelor's from Kansas State University in 2001 and his Master's from George Washington University in 2004. His professional experience includes working as the former President and CEO of National Association of Government Contractors.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Federal and State Affairs
Taxation

Issues

Federal government shutdown

As federal legislators failed to reach an agreement and allowed funding for the government to lapse in October 2013, several Republican state legislators spoke out against Republican members of the United States Congress, noting the shutdown hurt state and local governments and would likely lead to the public blaming Republicans for the gridlock. "As it is prolonged, people will start looking for someone to blame," Claeys said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "When they look for someone to blame, it will be House Republicans. Whether it is real or not, it does not matter." He continued to question the goal of the exercise, saying that "I think asking the president to sign something that defunds or postpones his signature domestic policy achievement is something that he will not budge on. ...I am not sure what the point is."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Claeys won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 69. He defeated Bruce Wyatt in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Gary Swartzendruber (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.R. Claeys 53.9% 3,797
     Democratic Gary Swartzendruber 46.1% 3,242
Total Votes 7,039
Kansas House of Representatives, District 69 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJ.R. Claeys 52.1% 1,121
Bruce H. Wyatt 47.9% 1,029
Total Votes 2,150

2010

Electoral results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary[5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Kris Kobach 50.7%
     Republican Party Elizabeth Ensley 27.0%
     Republican Party J.R. Claeys 22.3%
Total Votes 308,776

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Claeys is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Claeys raised a total of $146,319 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[6]

J.R. Claeys's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 69 Won $35,802
2010 Kansas Secretary of State Defeated $110,517
Grand Total Raised $146,319

2012

Claeys won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Claeys raised a total of $35,802.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J.R. Claeys's campaign in 2012
Claeys, J R$15,000
J R Claeys$5,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$500
Kansas Contractors Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$35,802
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Claeys lost the election for the Kansas Secretary of State in 2010. During that election cycle, Claeys raised a total of $110,517.

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.[7]

2013

J. R. Claeys received a score of 68.0% in the 2013 index.[8]

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Preceded by
Tom Arpke (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 69
2013-present
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