Jana Taylor Goodman

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Jana Taylor Goodman
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Kansas House of Representatives District 41
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University (1973)
Master'sUniversity of Southern California (1975), Kansas State University (1982)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 7, 1951
Place of birthGorman, Texas
ReligionLDS
Websites
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Jana Taylor Goodman (b. March 7, 1951) is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 41 since January 10, 2011.

Goodman is a full time wife, mother and grandmother. She is currently a substitute teacher for the Leavenworth School District. From 2003-2005, Jana was a GED and ESL Instructor at Leavenworth Federal Detention Center. From 2001-2003, Jana taught Algebra and Geometry at Lansing High School. She also served as the Radiology Development and Support Team Leader for the Cerner Corporation from 1992-2000, and as a US Army Community Computer Manager from 1989-1991 in Goeppingen, Germany.

Goodman received her Bachelor of Science in Math in 1973 from Kansas State University. She earned her MSEd in 1975 from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Computer Science in 1982 from Kansas State University and a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Math from St. Mary University, Leavenworth, Kansas 2001. She is also in the process of completing a third masters degree in Math, from MS in Math, from Emporia State University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Goodman has been appointed to the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goodman ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 41. Goodman defeated Mark Presinger in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by District 40 incumbent Melanie Meier (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelanie Meier Incumbent 55.2% 3,427
     Republican Jana Goodman Incumbent 44.8% 2,778
Total Votes 6,205


Kansas House of Representatives, District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJana Goodman Incumbent 54.8% 666
Mark Presinger 45.2% 550
Total Votes 1,216

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Goodman defeated Nancy Bauder (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 41 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJana Taylor Goodman (R) 2,056
Nancy Bauder (D) 1,693

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Goodman raised $31,089 in contributions. [4]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Goodman, Jon & Jana $20,000
Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry $1,000


Personal

Goodman and her husband Jon R. have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marti Crow (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 41
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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