Jean Schodorf

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Jean Schodorf
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Kansas State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolIndependence High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico (1972)
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico (1973)
Ph.D.Wichita State University (1981)
Personal
BirthdayJune 11, 1950
Place of birthCherry Point, North Carolina
ProfessionSpeech/Language Pathologist
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Jean Schodorf is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing the 25th District since 2001. She is currently the Assistant Majority Whip. From 1989 to 2000, she was on the Board of Education for Unified School District 259 and was the Board President in 1993, 1997 and 1999.

Biography

Schodorf was born on a Marine Corps base in North Carolina and grew up on a family farm in Independence, Kansas. She works as a speech and language pathologist with children and senior citizens in the Wichita area. She served on the Wichita school board for 12 years, including three years as board president.[1]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Communicative disorders, University of New Mexico
  • Master's degree in Communicative disorders, University of New Mexico
  • Doctorate degree in communicative disorders, Wichita State University[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schodorf has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schodorf served on these committees:

Issues

See: Jean Schodorf issue positions from Project Vote Smart

Legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Schodorf includes:

  • A resolution opposing relocation of Guantanamo detainees to Kansas.[2]
  • A resolution regarding the right to bear arms[3]

Campaign themes

2012

On her campaign website, Schodorf outlines her position on three main issues:[4]

  • Strong Schools: "Our schools are continually asked to do more with less, but we cannot afford to balance our budget on the backs of our children and teachers. Jean Schodorf recognizes that investing today ensures that our kids and grandkids — the next generation of business, community and religious leaders — will have the skills they need to be successful."
  • Economic Development and Jobs: "With a highly skilled workforce and a strong business infrastructure, Wichita is poised for economic growth. But, we must maintain critical elements of that infrastructure in order to protect our aircraft interests and attract new employers to our region."
  • Fiscal Responsibility: "During these difficult economic times, we must all do more with less and government is no different. Jean Schodorf helped identify nearly $2 billion in spending cuts over the past few years and she has helped balance the budget every year she has been in office."

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Targeted

Schodorf is one of eight Republican incumbents that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has targeted for defeat in 2012. It sees the eight incumbents as being impediments to private sector job creation and has made $1,000 donations and in-kind contributions to the Republican challengers.[5]

Schodorf is running for re-election in 2012. She is opposed in the August 7 Republican primary by Michael O'Donnell. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

2010

On April 20, 2010, Schodorf filed to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Schodorf was re-elected to the 25th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Hibbard Davis (D).[9] Schodorf raised $49,731 for her campaign, while Davis raised $795.[10]

Kansas State Senate, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJean Schodorf (R) 16,016 62.6%
Hibbard Davis (D) 9,530 37.3%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Schodorf collected $49,731 in donations.[11]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Association of Realtors $2,000
Kansas National Education Association $2,000
Kansas Contractors Association $1,900
Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee $1,800

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[12] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Jean Schodorf received a rating of 18% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[13]

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Personal

Schodorf has three children. She and her brother Bill operate the family farm in Independence.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Ranson
Kansas Senate District 25
2001–present
Succeeded by
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