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Jeff King

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Jeff King
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Kansas State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedDecember 11, 2010
Appointed byRepublican precinct delegates
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2007 – 2011
Education
Bachelor'sBrown University
Master'sCambridge University
J.D.Yale Law School
Personal
Place of birthIndependence, Kansas
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeff King is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 15. He was first appointed to the chamber in December 2010.[1]

King served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

King earned his B.S. in International Relations and Economy from Brown University, his M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cambridge University, and his J.D. from Yale. His professional experience includes working as a private practice attorney for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and as a law clerk for Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary, Chair
Transportation
Interstate Cooperation
Organization, Calendar and Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB2797 - Sales tax exemption for certain organizations for seniors. [3]
  • HB2722 - Income tax credit for homesteads sustaining substantial damage located in a disaster area. [4]
  • HB2630 - Creating the housing rehabilitation capital loan guarantee act. [5]
  • HB2377 - Juvenile offender does not include person under 18 who violates a city ordinance that does not have a statutory counterpart. [6]

Campaign themes

On his website, King lists his legislative goals as Property Tax Relief for Disaster Victims, Enacting a Statewide Disaster Recovery Plan, Promoting Rural Housing, and Property Tax Relief for Combat Soldiers.[7]

King 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?"[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

King won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 15. King defeated incumbent Dwayne Umbarger in the August 7 primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

Kansas State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff King Incumbent 57.3% 5,668
Dwayne Umbarger Incumbent 42.7% 4,224
Total Votes 9,892

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election to the 12th District seat against Troy Bell (D). King had no opposition in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[12]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 12 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff King (R) 4,877
Troy Bell (D) 861

2008

On November 4, 2008, King was re-elected to the 12th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Sandra K. Frisco (D). [13] King raised $34,733 for his campaign, while Frisco raised $1,628. [14]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 12
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff King (R) 6,659 82.3%
Sandra K. Frisco (D) 1,425 17.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $234,526 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[15]

Jeff King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 15 Won $140,770
2010 Kansas State House, District 12 Won $15,528
2008 Kansas State House, District 12 Won $34,733
2006 Kansas State House, District 12 Won $43,495
Grand Total Raised $234,526

2012

King won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $140,770.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff King's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Crossland Construction Co$3,000
Security Benefit Life Insurance$2,000
Koch Industries$2,000
Kansas State Farm Insurance Agents$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$140,770
Source:Follow the Money

2010

King won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $15,528.

2008

King won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $34,733.

2006

King won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $43,495.

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.[16]

2013

Jeff King received a score of 69.0% in the 2013 index.[17]

Personal

King and his wife, Kimberly, have two children.[18]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas State Senate District 15
January 10, 2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 12
2007–2011
Succeeded by
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