Jim Ward (Kansas)

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Jim Ward
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Kansas House of Representatives District 86
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas State Senate
1991 – 1993
Wichita City Council
1991
Education
Bachelor'sCreighton University (1981)
J.D.Washburn School of Law (1985)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 5, 1957
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Ward is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 86 since 2013 and currently serving as Assistant Minority Leader. He previously represented District 88 from 2003 to 2013.

Prior to his election to the House, Ward served in the Kansas State Senate from 1991-1993 and on the Wichita City Council in 1991.

Ward, who received his JD from the Washburn School of Law, currently works as an attorney. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, Project Freedom, and the Wichita Youth Court Project.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Health and Human Services
Judiciary
Utilities and Telecommunications

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Ward's website lists his main issues as immigration, fiscal responsibility, energy, health care, and education.[2]

He 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?"[3]

Ward's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 1996 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/20099[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ward won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 86. He defeated incumbent Judith Loganbill in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated John Stevens (R) and James Pruden (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ward Incumbent 58.9% 3,389
     Republican John Stevens 35.7% 2,056
     Libertarian James Pruden 5.4% 312
Total Votes 5,757


Kansas House of Representatives, District 86 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ward Incumbent 56.9% 468
Judith Loganbill Incumbent 43.1% 354
Total Votes 822

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ward won re-election to the 88th District seat against Emanuel Banks (R). Ward had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 88 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ward (D) 2,167
Emanuel Banks (R) 1,078

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ward was re-elected to the 88th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Emanuel E. Banks (R). [9] Ward raised $36,965 for his campaign, while Banks raised $0. [10]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 88
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ward (D) 3,751 73.0%
Emanuel E. Banks (R) 1,387 26.9%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Ward received $33,902 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[11]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Ward (Kansas)'s campaign in 2010
AT&T$1,000
Kansas Contractors Association$1,000
Kansas Optometric Association$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $33,902

2008

In 2008 Ward collected $36,965 in donations.[12]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,000
Kansas National Education Association $1,000
AT&T $1,000

Personal

Ward and his wife Karen have two children.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Judith Loganbill (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 86
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 88
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Patricia M. Sloop (D)