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Joshua Powell

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Joshua Powell
Joshua Powell.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 50
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Office website
Joshua Powell is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 50 since 2013.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Energy and Environment


Campaign themes

Powell's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"No new taxes! I will not vote for a tax increase, period!"

Out of Control Spending

  • Excerpt:"At both the federal and state level; spending is out of control! We must be fiscally responsible! Wasteful spending needs to be eliminated!"


  • Excerpt:"I believe life begins at conception. We must protect the most innocent among us. I will work to protect life from conception till natural death."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt:"The Second Amendment is very clear! We the people have the right to keep and bear arms. I will fight vigorously to protect this right!"


  • Excerpt:"Kansas must improve its education system. Through transparency and parental involvement we can ensure children in Kansas get the best education possible!"



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Powell won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 50. Powell defeated Jason "Jake" Fisher in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated District 57 incumbent Sean Gatewood (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Powell 54.9% 5,986
     Democratic Sean Gatewood Incumbent 45.1% 4,913
Total Votes 10,899

Kansas House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Powell 57.9% 1,641
Jake Fisher 42.1% 1,195
Total Votes 2,836

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Powell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Powell raised a total of $17,378 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/14/2013.[3]

Joshua Powell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 50 $17,378
Grand Total Raised $17,378


Powell won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Powell raised a total of $17,378.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joshua Powell's campaign in 2012
Powell, Joshua$2,578
Shawnee County Republican Party$1,000
Mays, Doug$500
Springer, James$500
Total Raised in 2012$17,378
Source:Follow the Money

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Preceded by
Trent LeDoux (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 50
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