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|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
|Next session = [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions|January 14, 2013]]
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|Next session = [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions|January 13, 2014]]
|Website = [http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-house/searchHouse.do Official House Page]
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|Website = [http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/chamber/house/ Official House Page]
 
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|House speaker = [[Michael O'Neal]], (R)
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|House speaker = {{State House Speaker|State=Kansas}}
|Majority leader = [[Arlen Siegfreid]], (R)
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|Majority leader = {{State House Majority Leader|State=Kansas}}
|Minority leader = [[Paul Davis]], (D)
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|Minority leader = {{State House Minority Leader|State=Kansas}}
 
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|Members = 125
 
|Members = 125
|Political groups = [[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Kansas House of Representatives|State=Kansas|Party=Democratic}}) <br>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Kansas House of Representatives|State=Kansas|Party=Republican}})
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|Political groups = <div>[[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Kansas House of Representatives|State=Kansas|Party=Democratic}})</div><div>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Kansas House of Representatives|State=Kansas|Party=Republican}})</div>
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Authority = [[Article 2, Kansas Constitution|Art 2, Kansas Constitution]]
 
|Authority = [[Article 2, Kansas Constitution|Art 2, Kansas Constitution]]
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|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in Kansas |Both House and Senate appoint members to a reapportionment commission.]]
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in Kansas |Both House and Senate appoint members to a reapportionment commission.]]
 
|Building =  
 
|Building =  
}}{{tnr}}The '''Kansas House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house|lower chamber]] of the [[Kansas Legislature]].  It has a total of 125 members and meets in the state capitol in [[Sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|22,825 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|21,507 residents]]. <ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf Population in 2000 of the American states]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Kansas House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house|lower chamber]] of the [[Kansas Legislature]].  It has a total of 125 members and meets in the state capitol in [[Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|22,825 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|21,507 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf ''U.S. Census Bureau,'' "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001]</ref>
  
 
Since 1966 the legislature has held annual general sessions. Previously, sessions in odd-numbered years were of unlimited duration while in even-numbered years the session was limited to 60 calendar days, unless two-thirds of the elected members of each house voted to extend it. A constitutional amendment adopted at the 1974 general election extended the duration of the session held in the even-numbered years to 90 calendar days, still subject to extension by a vote of two-thirds of the elected membership of each house.<ref>[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/ksleg/KLRD/about/legproc.pdf "Kansas Legislative Research Manual Kansas Legislative Procedures, March 12, 2009]</ref>.
 
Since 1966 the legislature has held annual general sessions. Previously, sessions in odd-numbered years were of unlimited duration while in even-numbered years the session was limited to 60 calendar days, unless two-thirds of the elected members of each house voted to extend it. A constitutional amendment adopted at the 1974 general election extended the duration of the session held in the even-numbered years to 90 calendar days, still subject to extension by a vote of two-thirds of the elected membership of each house.<ref>[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/ksleg/KLRD/about/legproc.pdf "Kansas Legislative Research Manual Kansas Legislative Procedures, March 12, 2009]</ref>.
  
As of December 2012, [[Kansas]] is one of 24 Republican [[state government trifectas]].
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{{State trifecta status|state=Kansas|control=Republican}}
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::''See also: [[Kansas State Legislature]], [[Kansas State Senate]], [[Kansas Governor]]''
  
 
==Sessions==
 
==Sessions==
 
[[Article 2, Kansas Constitution| Article 2 of the Kansas Constitution]] establishes when the [[Kansas State Legislature]], of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to be in session.  Section 8 of Article 2 states that the Legislature is to convene on the second Monday of January of each year.  Section 8 also limits the length of regular sessions in even-numbered years to ninety calendar days, but it allows these sessions to be extended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of both houses. In 2010, this kind of extension occurred, moving the session's adjournment date from March 30th to May 28th.
 
[[Article 2, Kansas Constitution| Article 2 of the Kansas Constitution]] establishes when the [[Kansas State Legislature]], of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to be in session.  Section 8 of Article 2 states that the Legislature is to convene on the second Monday of January of each year.  Section 8 also limits the length of regular sessions in even-numbered years to ninety calendar days, but it allows these sessions to be extended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of both houses. In 2010, this kind of extension occurred, moving the session's adjournment date from March 30th to May 28th.
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===2014===
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::''See also: [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions]]''
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 13 through May 30.
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====Major issues====
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Major issues during the 2014 legislative session included school funding, changing the state's court nomination system and Medicaid expansion.<ref>[http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/jan/12/issues-will-dominate-2014-legislative-session/?kansas_legislature ''ljworld.com'', "Issues that will dominate the 2014 legislative session," January 12, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 14 through April 29 (estimated).
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 20.
  
 
====Major issues====
 
====Major issues====
Major issues to be addressed in 2013 include school funding, a settlement between tobacco companies and the state, mental health funding, KanCare, illegal immigration, pension system changes, shifting taxes to the local level, and liquor sales.<ref> [http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/jan/13/here-are-some-top-issues-expected-during-2013-legi/ ''Lawrence Journal World,'' "Key issues expected during the 2013 legislative session," January 13, 2013] </ref>
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Major issues during the 2013 legislative session included school funding, a settlement between tobacco companies and the state, mental health funding, KanCare, illegal immigration, pension system changes, shifting taxes to the local level, and liquor sales.<ref> [http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/jan/13/here-are-some-top-issues-expected-during-2013-legi/ ''Lawrence Journal World,'' "Key issues expected during the 2013 legislative session," January 13, 2013] </ref>
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'''Drug testing for lawmakers'''<br>
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Legislation introduced in the state house and [[Kansas State Senate|state senate]] would bring punitive measures against drug users receiving government benefits if there is "reasonable suspicious" drug use exists. The measures would apply to both welfare recipients and [[Kansas]] lawmakers, although the legislation is unclear as to what would happen if a legislator tested positive for narcotics.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/121525/kansas-legislative-drugs/ ''WatchDog.org'', "Dopey law: KS lawmakers who use drugs could get special treatment," accessed December 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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::''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
In 2010, the House of Representatives' regular session was scheduled to last from January 11th to March 30th.  However, the session was extended, and it did not adjourn until May 28th.
 
In 2010, the House of Representatives' regular session was scheduled to last from January 11th to March 30th.  However, the session was extended, and it did not adjourn until May 28th.
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===Role in state budget===
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::''See also: [[Kansas state budget]]''
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{{Kansas budget process}}
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===Cost-benefit analyses===
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::''See also: [[Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study]]''
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{{Pew cost-benefit study|State=Kansas|Rank=Best}}
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==Ethics and transparency==
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===Following the Money report===
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{{Following the Money 2014 Report by State|State=Kansas|Grade=D-|Score=50|Level=lagging}}
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===Open States Transparency===
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{{Transparency card|State=Kansas|Grade=A}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
  
===2012===
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{{KS House 2014}}
  
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 10, 2012.
 
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 10, 2012.
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The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:650px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="5" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2012 Margin of Victory, Kansas House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |District
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Winner
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Margin of Victory
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Total Votes
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Top Opponent
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|-
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| District 54||{{reddot}} [[Ken Corbet]]||0.2%||10,767||Ann Mah
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|-
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| District 65||{{reddot}} [[Melody Saxton]]||0.4%||4,237||Allan Rothlisberg
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|-
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| District 79||{{bluedot}} [[Larry Alley]]||0.8%||8,403||Ed Trimmer
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|-
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| District 25||{{reddot}} [[Melissa Rooker]]||1.5%||12,949||Megan England
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|-
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| District 23||{{reddot}} [[Kelly Meigs]]||1.9%||8,618||Dave Pack
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|-
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| District 98||{{reddot}} [[Phil Hermanson]]||2.1%||6,090||Geraldine Flaharty
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|-
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| District 40||{{reddot}} [[John Bradford]]||2.3%||8,060||Linda Johnson
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|-
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| District 56||{{bluedot}} [[Virgil Weigel]]||3.8%||9,617||Janet Mitchell
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|-
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| District 5||{{reddot}} [[Kevin Jones]]||5.2%||9,318||Bill Feuerborn
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|-
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| District 21||{{reddot}} [[Barbara Bollier]]||6.4%||12,683||Amy Bell
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|}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives were held in Kansas on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 10, 2010 for partisan candidates and is August 2 by noon for independent candidates.  The primary election day was on August 3, 2010.  
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Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives were held in Kansas on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 10, 2010 for partisan candidates and is August 2 by noon for independent candidates.  The primary Election Day was on August 3, 2010.  
  
In 2010, candidates running for the state house raised a total of $5,474,989 in campaign contributions.  The top donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'': "Kansas House 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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In 2010, candidates running for the state house raised a total of $5,474,989 in campaign contributions.  The top donors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'': "Kansas House 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 
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| align="right" | $64,848
 
| align="right" | $64,848
  
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|}
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===2008===
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: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
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Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 5, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.
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During the 2008 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $5,220,801. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Kansas 2008 Candidates," accessed August 23, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2008 Donors, Kansas House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| Kansas Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $198,502
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|-
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| Kansas Contractors Association
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| align="right" | $96,400
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|-
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| Kansas National Education Association
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| align="right" | $70,750
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|-
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| Kansas Medical Society
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| align="right" | $67,506
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| Koch Industries
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| align="right" | $60,400
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| Kansas Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $59,850
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|-
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| Kansas Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $58,200
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|-
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| Kansas Association Of Realtors
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| align="right" | $57,950
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|-
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| Kansans For Lifesaving Cures
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| align="right" | $56,950
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|-
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| Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
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| align="right" | $53,750
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|}
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===2006===
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::''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
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Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 1, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.
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During the 2006 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $5,076,645. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Kansas 2006 Candidates," accessed August 23, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2006 Donors, Kansas House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| Kansas Contractors Association
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| align="right" | $97,075
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| Kansas National Education Association
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| align="right" | $84,250
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| Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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| align="right" | $49,350
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|-
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| Kansas Medical Society
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| align="right" | $47,700
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|-
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| Kansas Association Of Realtors
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| align="right" | $43,450
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|-
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| Kansas Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $41,600
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| Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
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| align="right" | $37,728
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|-
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| Kansas Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $37,727
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|-
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| Anderson Financial Services DBA LoanMax
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| align="right" | $37,350
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| Colyer, Jeff
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| align="right" | $36,350
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|}
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===2004===
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: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
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Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 3, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.
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During the 2004 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $3,971,642. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Kansas 2004 Candidates," accessed August 23, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2004 Donors, Kansas House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Kansas Contractors Association
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| align="right" | $97,075
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|-
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| Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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| align="right" | $84,250
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|-
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| Kansas Association Of Realtors
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| align="right" | $49,350
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|-
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| Kansas National Education Association
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| align="right" | $47,700
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|-
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| Kansas Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $43,450
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|-
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| Kansas Farm Bureau
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| align="right" | $41,600
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|-
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| Kansas Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $37,728
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|-
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| Kansas Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $37,727
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|-
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| Kansas Healthcare Association
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| align="right" | $37,350
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|-
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| Kansas Medical Society
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| align="right" | $36,350
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|}
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===2002===
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::''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
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Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 6, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.
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During the 2002 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $3,706,577. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Kansas 2002 Candidates," accessed August 23, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2002 Donors, Kansas House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Kansas Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $138,572
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|-
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| Kansas Contractors Association
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| align="right" | $83,350
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|-
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| Kansas Association Of Realtors
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| align="right" | $75,475
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|-
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| Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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| align="right" | $56,300
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|-
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| Kansas Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $53,450
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|-
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| Kansas National Education Association
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| align="right" | $48,700
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|-
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| Kansas Medical Society
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| align="right" | $43,250
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|-
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| Kansas Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $38,025
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|-
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| Kansas Racing LLC
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| align="right" | $37,375
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|-
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| Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $34,775
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|}
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===2000===
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: ''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
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Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 1, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.
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During the 2000 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $2,703,984. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KS&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Kansas 2000 Candidates," accessed August 23, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2000 Donors, Kansas House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Kansas Contractors Association
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| align="right" | $94,300
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|-
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| Kansas National Education Association
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| align="right" | $73,394
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|-
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| Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $46,950
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|-
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| Kansas Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $46,250
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|-
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| Philip Morris
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| align="right" | $37,300
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|-
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| Kansas Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $35,600
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|-
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| Kansas Dental Association
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| align="right" | $35,500
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|-
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| Western Resources
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| align="right" | $33,025
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|-
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| Kansas Medical Society
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| align="right" | $32,750
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|-
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| Boeing Co
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| align="right" | $32,100
 
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The [[Governor of Kansas|Governor]] is responsible for filling all vacancies in the House of Representatives.
 
The [[Governor of Kansas|Governor]] is responsible for filling all vacancies in the House of Representatives.
  
The political party committee that last held the vacant seat must call for a convention within 21 days of the vacancy.  The convention is designed to select the Governor's appointee and involves all the committeemen and committeewomen that represent the vacant legislative district<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteInfo.do ''Kansas Legislature'' "Kansas Statutes"](Referenced Statute 25-3902 (a), Kansas Statutes)</ref>.  
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The political party committee that last held the vacant seat must call for a convention within 21 days of the vacancy.  The convention is designed to select the Governor's appointee and involves all the committeemen and committeewomen that represent the vacant legislative district.<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteInfo.do ''Kansas Legislature'', "Kansas Statutes"](Referenced Statute 25-3902 (a), Kansas Statutes)</ref>   
  
The committeemen and committeewomen present for voting must approve a replacement on a simple majority vote.  Once the vote has been conducted, the party committee must send the paperwork certifying the selection to the Governor within 24 hours or the next business day.  The Governor has seven days after receiving the paperwork to act on the appointment<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteInfo.do ''Kansas Legislature'' "Kansas Statutes"](Referenced Statute 25-3902 (g), (e), Kansas Statutes)</ref>.
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The committeemen and committeewomen present for voting must approve a replacement on a simple majority vote.  Once the vote has been conducted, the party committee must send the paperwork certifying the selection to the Governor within 24 hours or the next business day.  The Governor has seven days after receiving the paperwork to act on the appointment.<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteInfo.do ''Kansas Legislature'', "Kansas Statutes"](Referenced Statute 25-3902 (g), (e), Kansas Statutes)</ref>
  
 
==Redistricting==
 
==Redistricting==
 
:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Kansas]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Kansas]]''
  
The Kansas Legislature handles redistricting.  Both chambers have a Reapportionment Committee that presenst plans to the chamber at large.  Gubernatorial veto is not present, but all plans must be reviewed by the [[judgepedia:Kansas Supreme Court|Kansas Supreme Court]].  Kansas uses adjusted census figures to account for non-residents in school or the military.
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The Kansas Legislature handles redistricting.  Both chambers have a Reapportionment Committee that presents plans to the chamber at large.  Gubernatorial veto is not present, but all plans must be reviewed by the [[judgepedia:Kansas Supreme Court|Kansas Supreme Court]].  Kansas uses adjusted census figures to account for non-residents in school or the military.
  
 
===2010 census===
 
===2010 census===
Kansas received its local census data on March 3, 2012. The state grew by 6.1 percent to over 2.58 million, with growth concentrated in the northeast corner of the state and the remainder largely showing slight declines. (The adjusted total was about 14,000 less than the federal figure.) Wichita grew by 11.1 percent, Overland Park grew by 16.3 percent, Kansas City decreased by 0.7 percent, Topeka grew by 4.2 percent, and Olathe grew by 35.4 percent.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn63.html ''U.S. Census Bureau'', "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Kansas' 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting," March 3, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2012.]</ref>
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Kansas received its local census data on March 3, 2012. The state grew by 6.1 percent to over 2.58 million, with growth concentrated in the northeast corner of the state and the remainder largely showing slight declines. (The adjusted total was about 14,000 less than the federal figure.) Wichita grew by 11.1 percent, Overland Park grew by 16.3 percent, Kansas City decreased by 0.7 percent, Topeka grew by 4.2 percent, and Olathe grew by 35.4 percent.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn63.html ''U.S. Census Bureau'', "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Kansas' 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting," March 3, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2012]</ref>
  
 
The Legislature attempted redistricting in its 2012 session.  Against custom, which had the chambers passing their own maps, the Senate passed revisions to a new House map, and the House passed a map for the Senate; neither chamber was amenable to the other's actions. On May 20, the Legislature adjourned amid deadlock, meaning the courts would have to decide the new boundaries.
 
The Legislature attempted redistricting in its 2012 session.  Against custom, which had the chambers passing their own maps, the Senate passed revisions to a new House map, and the House passed a map for the Senate; neither chamber was amenable to the other's actions. On May 20, the Legislature adjourned amid deadlock, meaning the courts would have to decide the new boundaries.
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:: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state houses]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state houses]]''
 
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Kansas State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.<br>
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[[File:Partisan composition of the Kansas State House.PNG]]
  
 
===Leadership===
 
===Leadership===
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|-
 
|-
| [[State Speaker of the House]] || [[Michael O'Neal]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State Speaker of the House]] || {{State House Speaker|State=Kansas|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[Jene Vickrey]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[Peggy Mast]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Majority Leader]] || [[Arlen Siegfreid]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Leader]] || {{State House Majority Leader|State=Kansas|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Leader]] || [[Peggy Mast]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Assistant Majority Leader]] || [[J. David Crum]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[William Prescott]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Leader]] || {{State House Minority Leader|State=Kansas|Table=Yes}}
|-
+
| [[State House Minority Leader]] || [[Paul Davis, Kansas Representative|Paul Davis]] || {{blue dot}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Leader]] || [[Tom Burroughs]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Leader]] || [[Tom Burroughs]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Eber Phelps]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Julie Menghini]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Salaries===
 
===Salaries===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of state legislative salaries]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of state legislative salaries]]''
  
As of 2012, members of the Kansas legislature are paid $88.50/day. Additionally, legislators receive $118/day per diem tied to the federal rate.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=22490 ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2011 Legislator Compensation Data"]</ref>
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As of 2013, members of the Kansas legislature are paid $88.50/day. Additionally, legislators receive $118/day per diem tied to the federal rate.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/legisdata/2012-ncsl-legislator-compensation-data.aspx ''NCSL.org'', "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013]</ref>
 
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The $88.50/day that Kansas legislators are paid as of 2011 is an increase over the $88.40 they were paid during legislative sessions in 2007. Per diem has increased from $99/day in 2007 to $118/day in 2011.<ref>[http://www.empirecenter.org/html/legislative_salaries.cfm ''Empire Center'', "Legislative Salaries Per State as of 2007"]</ref>
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====Pension====
 
====Pension====
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===Current members===
 
===Current members===
 
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|-
 
|-
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District
+
! colspan="4" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current members, Kansas House of Representatives
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Representative
+
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
+
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Residence
+
 
|-
 
|-
| width="70px" |1
+
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | District
| width="150px" | [[Michael Houser]]
+
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Representative
| width="100px" | {{red dot}}
+
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Party
| width="150px" | [[sunshinereview:Columbus, Kansas|Columbus]]
+
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 +
|-
 +
|1
 +
| [[Michael Houser]]
 +
| {{red dot}}
 +
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 2
 
| 2
| [[Robert Grant]]
+
| [[Adam Lusker]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Cherokee, Kansas|Cherokee]]
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 3
 
| 3
 
| [[Julie Menghini]]
 
| [[Julie Menghini]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Pittsburg, Kansas|Pittsburg]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 4
 
| 4
 
| [[Marty Read]]
 
| [[Marty Read]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Fort Scott, Kansas|Fort Scott]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 5
 
| 5
 
| [[Kevin Jones]]
 
| [[Kevin Jones]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Garnett, Kansas|Garnett]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 6
 
| 6
 
| [[Jene Vickrey]]
 
| [[Jene Vickrey]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Louisburg, Kansas|Louisburg]]
+
| 1993
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| [[Richard Proehl]]
 
| [[Richard Proehl]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Parsons, Kansas|Parsons]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 8
 
| 8
 
| [[Craig McPherson]]
 
| [[Craig McPherson]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Chanute, Kansas|Chanute]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 9
 
| 9
| [[Edwin H. Bideau III]]
+
| [[Kent Thompson]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Le Roy, Kansas|Le Roy]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 10
 
| 10
 
| [[John Wilson (Kansas)|John Wilson]]
 
| [[John Wilson (Kansas)|John Wilson]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Baldwin City, Kansas|Baldwin City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 11
 
| 11
 
| [[Jim Kelly]]
 
| [[Jim Kelly]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tyro, Kansas|Tyro]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 12
 
| 12
 
| [[Virgil Peck, Jr.]]
 
| [[Virgil Peck, Jr.]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Independence, Kansas|Independence]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 13
 
| 13
 
| [[Larry Paul Hibbard]]
 
| [[Larry Paul Hibbard]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Altoona, Kansas|Altoona]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 14
 
| 14
 
| [[Keith Esau]]
 
| [[Keith Esau]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 15
 
| 15
| [[Bob Montgomery]]
+
| [[Erin Davis]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 16
 
| 16
 
| [[Amanda Grosserode]]
 
| [[Amanda Grosserode]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 17
 
| 17
 
| [[Brett Hildabrand]]
 
| [[Brett Hildabrand]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lenexa, Kansas|Lenexa]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 18
 
| 18
 
| [[John Rubin]]
 
| [[John Rubin]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Shawnee, Kansas|Shawnee]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 19
 
| 19
 
| [[Stephanie Clayton]]
 
| [[Stephanie Clayton]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 20
 
| 20
 
| [[Rob Bruchman]]
 
| [[Rob Bruchman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 21
 
| 21
 
| [[Barbara Bollier]]
 
| [[Barbara Bollier]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Prairie Village, Kansas|Prairie Village]]
+
| 2010
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 22
 
| 22
 
| [[Nancy Lusk]]
 
| [[Nancy Lusk]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 23
 
| 23
 
| [[Kelly Meigs]]
 
| [[Kelly Meigs]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
|  
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 24
 
| 24
 
| [[Emily Perry]]
 
| [[Emily Perry]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 25
 
| 25
 
| [[Melissa Rooker]]
 
| [[Melissa Rooker]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Mission Hills, Kansas|Mission Hills]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 26
 
| 26
 
| [[Larry Campbell]]
 
| [[Larry Campbell]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
|  
+
| 2012
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 27
 
| 27
 
| [[Ray Merrick]]
 
| [[Ray Merrick]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Stilwell, Kansas|Stilwell]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 28
 
| 28
 
| [[Jerry Lunn]]
 
| [[Jerry Lunn]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Leawood, Kansas|Leawood]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 29
 
| 29
 
| [[James Todd]]
 
| [[James Todd]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 30
 
| 30
 
| [[Lance Kinzer]]
 
| [[Lance Kinzer]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lenexa, Kansas|Lenexa]]
+
| 2004
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 31
 
| 31
 
| [[Louis Ruiz]]
 
| [[Louis Ruiz]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 32
 
| 32
| [[Michael Peterson]]
+
| [[Pam Curtis]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| March 2014
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 33
 
| 33
 
| [[Tom Burroughs]]
 
| [[Tom Burroughs]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 34
 
| 34
 
| [[Valdenia Winn]]
 
| [[Valdenia Winn]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 35
 
| 35
 
| [[Broderick Henderson]]
 
| [[Broderick Henderson]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| 1995
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 36
 
| 36
 
| [[Kathy Wolfe Moore]]
 
| [[Kathy Wolfe Moore]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 37
 
| 37
 
| [[Stan Frownfelter]]
 
| [[Stan Frownfelter]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 38
 
| 38
 
| [[Willie Dove]]
 
| [[Willie Dove]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Eudora, Kansas|Eudora]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 39
 
| 39
 
| [[Charles Macheers]]
 
| [[Charles Macheers]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Shawnee, Kansas|Shawnee]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 40
 
| 40
 
| [[John Bradford]]
 
| [[John Bradford]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Leavenworth, Kansas|Leavenworth]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 41
 
| 41
 
| [[Melanie Meier]]
 
| [[Melanie Meier]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Leavenworth, Kansas|Leavenworth]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 42
 
| 42
 
| [[Connie O'Brien]]
 
| [[Connie O'Brien]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lansing, Kansas|Lansing]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 43
 
| 43
 
| [[Bill Sutton]]
 
| [[Bill Sutton]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 44
 
| 44
 
| [[Barbara Ballard]]
 
| [[Barbara Ballard]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lawrence, Kansas|Lawrence]]
+
| 1993
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 45
 
| 45
 
| [[Thomas Sloan]]
 
| [[Thomas Sloan]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lawrence, Kansas|Lawrence]]
+
| 1995
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 46
 
| 46
 
| [[Paul Davis, Kansas Representative|Paul Davis]]
 
| [[Paul Davis, Kansas Representative|Paul Davis]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lawrence, Kansas|Lawrence]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 47
 
| 47
 
| [[Ramon Gonzalez]]
 
| [[Ramon Gonzalez]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Ozawkie, Kansas|Ozawkie]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 48
 
| 48
 
| [[Marvin Kleeb]]
 
| [[Marvin Kleeb]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 49
 
| 49
 
| [[Scott Schwab]]
 
| [[Scott Schwab]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 50
 
| 50
 
| [[Joshua Powell]]
 
| [[Joshua Powell]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hoyt, Kansas|Hoyt]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 51
 
| 51
 
| [[Ron Highland]]
 
| [[Ron Highland]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 52
 
| 52
 
| [[Shanti Gandhi]]
 
| [[Shanti Gandhi]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 53
 
| 53
 
| [[Annie Tietze]]
 
| [[Annie Tietze]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 54
 
| 54
 
| [[Ken Corbet]]
 
| [[Ken Corbet]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 55
 
| 55
 
| [[Annie Kuether]]
 
| [[Annie Kuether]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 56
 
| 56
 
| [[Virgil Weigel]]
 
| [[Virgil Weigel]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 57
 
| 57
 
| [[John Alcala]]
 
| [[John Alcala]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 58
 
| 58
 
| [[Harold Lane]]
 
| [[Harold Lane]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 59
 
| 59
 
| [[Blaine Finch]]
 
| [[Blaine Finch]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Osage City, Kansas|Osage City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 60
 
| 60
 
| [[Don Hill (Kansas)|Don Hill]]
 
| [[Don Hill (Kansas)|Don Hill]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Emporia, Kansas|Emporia]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 61
 
| 61
 
| [[Richard Carlson]]
 
| [[Richard Carlson]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:St. Marys, Kansas|St. Marys]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 62
 
| 62
 
| [[Randy Garber]]
 
| [[Randy Garber]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Sabetha, Kansas|Sabetha]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 63
 
| 63
 
| [[Jerry Henry]]
 
| [[Jerry Henry]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Cummings, Kansas|Cummings]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 64
 
| 64
 
| [[Vern Swanson]]
 
| [[Vern Swanson]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Clay Center, Kansas|Clay Center]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 65
 
| 65
 
| [[Allan Rothlisberg]]
 
| [[Allan Rothlisberg]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Junction City, Kansas|Junction City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 66
 
| 66
 
| [[Sydney Carlin]]
 
| [[Sydney Carlin]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Manhattan, Kansas|Manhattan]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 67
 
| 67
 
| [[Tom Phillips]]
 
| [[Tom Phillips]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Manhattan, Kansas|Manhattan]]
+
| 2012
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 68
 
| 68
 
| [[Tom Moxley]]
 
| [[Tom Moxley]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Council Grove, Kansas|Council Grove]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 69
 
| 69
 
| [[J.R. Claeys]]
 
| [[J.R. Claeys]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Salina, Kansas|Salina]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 70
 
| 70
 
| [[John E. Barker]]
 
| [[John E. Barker]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hillsboro, Kansas|Hillsboro]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 71
 
| 71
 
| [[Diana Dierks]]
 
| [[Diana Dierks]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Salina, Kansas|Salina]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 72
 
| 72
 
| [[Marc Rhoades]]
 
| [[Marc Rhoades]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Newton, Kansas|Newton]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 73
 
| 73
| [[Clark Shultz]]
+
| [[Les Mason]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lindsborg, Kansas|Lindsborg]]
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 74
 
| 74
 
| [[Don Schroeder]]
 
| [[Don Schroeder]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Inman, Kansas|Inman]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 75
 
| 75
 
| [[Will Carpenter]]
 
| [[Will Carpenter]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:El Dorado, Kansas|El Dorado]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 76
 
| 76
 
| [[Peggy Mast]]
 
| [[Peggy Mast]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Emporia, Kansas|Emporia]]
+
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 77
 
| 77
 
| [[J. David Crum]]
 
| [[J. David Crum]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Augusta, Kansas|Augusta]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 78
 
| 78
 
| [[Ron Ryckman]]
 
| [[Ron Ryckman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Winfield, Kansas|Winfield]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 79
 
| 79
 
| [[Ed Trimmer]]
 
| [[Ed Trimmer]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Arkansas City, Kansas|Arkansas City]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 80
 
| 80
 
| [[Kasha Kelley]]
 
| [[Kasha Kelley]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wellington, Kansas|Wellington]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 81
 
| 81
 
| [[Jim Howell]]
 
| [[Jim Howell]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Mulvane, Kansas|Mulvane]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 82
 
| 82
 
| [[Peter DeGraaf]]
 
| [[Peter DeGraaf]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Derby, Kansas|Derby]]
+
| 2008
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 83
 
| 83
 
| [[Carolyn Bridges]]
 
| [[Carolyn Bridges]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 84
 
| 84
 
| [[Gail Finney]]
 
| [[Gail Finney]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 85
 
| 85
 
| [[Steven Brunk]]
 
| [[Steven Brunk]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Bel Aire, Kansas|Bel Aire]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 86
 
| 86
 
| [[Jim Ward (Kansas)|Jim Ward]]
 
| [[Jim Ward (Kansas)|Jim Ward]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 87
 
| 87
 
| [[Mark Kahrs]]
 
| [[Mark Kahrs]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 88
 
| 88
 
| [[Patricia M. Sloop]]
 
| [[Patricia M. Sloop]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 89
 
| 89
 
| [[Roderick A. Houston]]
 
| [[Roderick A. Houston]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 90
 
| 90
 
| [[Steve Huebert]]
 
| [[Steve Huebert]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Valley Center, Kansas|Valley Center]]
+
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 91
 
| 91
 
| [[Gene Suellentrop]]
 
| [[Gene Suellentrop]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 92
 
| 92
| [[Nile Dillmore]]
+
| [[John Carmichael]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 93
 
| 93
 
| [[Joe Edwards]]
 
| [[Joe Edwards]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Goddard, Kansas|Goddard]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 94
 
| 94
 
| [[Mario Goico]]
 
| [[Mario Goico]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 95
 
| 95
 
| [[Tom Sawyer]]
 
| [[Tom Sawyer]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 96
 
| 96
 
| [[Brandon Whipple]]
 
| [[Brandon Whipple]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 97
 
| 97
 
| [[Leslie Osterman]]
 
| [[Leslie Osterman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 98
 
| 98
| [[Phil Hermanson]]
+
| [[Steven Anthimides]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 99
 
| 99
 
| [[Dennis Hedke]]
 
| [[Dennis Hedke]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Andover, Kansas|Andover]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 100
 
| 100
 
| [[Daniel Hawkins]]
 
| [[Daniel Hawkins]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 101
 
| 101
 
| [[Joe Seiwert]]
 
| [[Joe Seiwert]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Pretty Prairie, Kansas|Pretty Prairie]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 102
 
| 102
 
| [[Janice Pauls]]
 
| [[Janice Pauls]]
| {{blue dot}}
+
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hutchinson, Kansas|Hutchinson]]
+
| 1991
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 103
 
| 103
 
| [[Ponka-We Victors]]
 
| [[Ponka-We Victors]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 104
 
| 104
 
| [[Steven R. Becker]]
 
| [[Steven R. Becker]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hutchinson, Kansas|Hutchinson]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 105
 
| 105
 
| [[Mark E. Hutton]]
 
| [[Mark E. Hutton]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wichita, Kansas|Wichita]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 106
 
| 106
 
| [[Sharon Schwartz]]
 
| [[Sharon Schwartz]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Washington, Kansas|Washington]]
+
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 107
 
| 107
 
| [[Susan L. Concannon]]
 
| [[Susan L. Concannon]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Concordia, Kansas|Concordia]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 108
 
| 108
 
| [[Steven C. Johnson]]
 
| [[Steven C. Johnson]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Ellsworth, Kansas|Ellsworth]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 109
 
| 109
 
| [[Troy L. Waymaster]]
 
| [[Troy L. Waymaster]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Courtland, Kansas|Courtland]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 110
 
| 110
 
| [[Travis Couture-Lovelady]]
 
| [[Travis Couture-Lovelady]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hays, Kansas|Hays]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 111
 
| 111
 
| [[Sue E. Boldra]]
 
| [[Sue E. Boldra]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hays, Kansas|Hays]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 112
 
| 112
 
| [[John Edmonds]]
 
| [[John Edmonds]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Great Bend, Kansas|Great Bend]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 113
 
| 113
 
| [[Marshall Christmann]]
 
| [[Marshall Christmann]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Alden, Kansas|Alden]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 114
 
| 114
 
| [[Jack Thimesch]]
 
| [[Jack Thimesch]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:St. John, Kansas|St. John]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 115
 
| 115
 
| [[Ronald Ryckman]]
 
| [[Ronald Ryckman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Ingalls, Kansas|Ingalls]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 116
 
| 116
 
| [[Kyle Hoffman]]
 
| [[Kyle Hoffman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Greensburg, Kansas|Greensburg]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 117
 
| 117
 
| [[John L. Ewy]]
 
| [[John L. Ewy]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Garden City, Kansas|Garden City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 118
 
| 118
 
| [[Don Hineman]]
 
| [[Don Hineman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Oakley, Kansas|Oakley]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 119
 
| 119
| [[Brian Weber]]
+
| [[Bud Estes]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Dodge City, Kansas|Dodge City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 120
 
| 120
 
| [[Ward Cassidy]]
 
| [[Ward Cassidy]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Brewster, Kansas|Brewster]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 121
 
| 121
| [[Arlen Siegfreid]]
+
| [[Mike Kiegerl]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Colby, Kansas|Colby]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 122
 
| 122
 
| [[Russ Jennings]]
 
| [[Russ Jennings]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lakin, Kansas|Lakin]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 123
 
| 123
 
| [[John Doll (Kansas)|John Doll]]
 
| [[John Doll (Kansas)|John Doll]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Garden City, Kansas|Garden City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 124
 
| 124
 
| [[J. Stephen Alford]]
 
| [[J. Stephen Alford]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Rolla, Kansas|Rolla]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 125
 
| 125
 
| [[Reid Petty]]
 
| [[Reid Petty]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Liberal, Kansas|Liberal]]
+
| 2013
|}
+
 
+
===2009-2010 members===
+
 
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
|-
+
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District
+
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Representative
+
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
+
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Residence
+
|-
+
| width="70px" |1
+
| width="150px" | [[Doug Gatewood]]
+
| width="100px" | {{blue dot}}
+
| width="150px" | [[sunshinereview:Columbus, Kansas|Columbus]]
+
|-
+
| 2
+
| [[Robert Grant]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Cherokee, Kansas|Cherokee]]
+
|-
+
| 3
+
| [[Julie Menghini]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Pittsburg, Kansas|Pittsburg]]
+
|-
+
| 4
+
| [[Shirley Palmer]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Fort Scott, Kansas|Fort Scott]]
+
|-
+
| 5
+
| [[Bill Feuerborn]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Garnett, Kansas|Garnett]]
+
|-
+
| 6
+
| [[Jene Vickrey]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Louisburg, Kansas|Louisburg]]
+
|-
+
| 7
+
| [[Richard Proehl]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Parsons, Kansas|Parsons]]
+
|-
+
| 8
+
| [[Jerry Williams]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Chanute, Kansas|Chanute]]
+
|-
+
| 9
+
| [[Bill Otto]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Le Roy, Kansas|Le Roy]]
+
|-
+
| 10
+
| [[Tony Brown]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Baldwin City, Kansas|Baldwin City]]
+
|-
+
| 11
+
| [[Virgil Peck, Jr.]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Tyro, Kansas|Tyro]]
+
|-
+
| 12
+
| [[Jeff King]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Independence, Kansas|Independence]]
+
|-
+
| 13
+
| [[Forrest Knox]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Altoona, Kansas|Altoona]]
+
|-
+
| 14
+
| [[Lance Kinzer]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
|-
+
| 15
+
| [[Arlen Siegfreid]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
|-
+
| 16
+
| [[Gene Rardin]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 17
+
| [[Jill Quigley]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lenexa, Kansas|Lenexa]]
+
|-
+
| 18
+
| [[Cindy Neighbor]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Shawnee, Kansas|Shawnee]]
+
|-
+
| 19
+
| [[Dolores Furtado]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 20
+
| [[Kevin Yoder]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 21
+
| [[Kay Wolf]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Prairie Village, Kansas|Prairie Village]]
+
|-
+
| 22
+
| [[Lisa Benlon]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 23
+
| [[Milack Talia]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Shawnee, Kansas|Shawnee]]
+
|-
+
| 24
+
| [[Mike Slattery]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 25
+
| [[Barbara Bollier]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Mission Hills, Kansas|Mission Hills]]
+
|-
+
| 26
+
| [[Robert Olson]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
|-
+
| 27
+
| [[Raymond Merrick]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Stilwell, Kansas|Stilwell]]
+
|-
+
| 28
+
| [[Pat Colloton]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Leawood, Kansas|Leawood]]
+
|-
+
| 29
+
| [[Sheryl Spalding]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 30
+
| [[Ron Worley]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lenexa, Kansas|Lenexa]]
+
|-
+
| 31
+
| [[Stan Frownfelter]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 32
+
| [[Louis Ruiz]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 33
+
| [[Tom Burroughs]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 34
+
| [[Valdenia Winn]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 35
+
| [[Broderick Henderson]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 36
+
| [[Margaret Long]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 37
+
| [[Michael Peterson]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Kansas City, Kansas|Kansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 38
+
| [[Anthony Brown]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Eudora, Kansas|Eudora]]
+
|-
+
| 39
+
| [[Owen Donohoe]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Shawnee, Kansas|Shawnee]]
+
|-
+
| 40
+
| [[Don Navinsky]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Leavenworth, Kansas|Leavenworth]]
+
|-
+
| 41
+
| [[Marti Crow]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Leavenworth, Kansas|Leavenworth]]
+
|-
+
| 42
+
| [[Connie O'Brien]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lansing, Kansas|Lansing]]
+
|-
+
| 43
+
| [[Mike Kiegerl | S. Mike Kiegerl]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
|-
+
| 44
+
| [[Barbara Ballard]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lawrence, Kansas|Lawrence]]
+
|-
+
| 45
+
| [[Thomas Sloan]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lawrence, Kansas|Lawrence]]
+
|-
+
| 46
+
| [[Paul Davis, Kansas Representative|Paul Davis]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lawrence, Kansas|Lawrence]]
+
|-
+
| 47
+
| [[Lee Tafanelli]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Ozawkie, Kansas|Ozawkie]]
+
|-
+
| 48
+
| [[Marvin Kleeb]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Overland Park, Kansas|Overland Park]]
+
|-
+
| 49
+
| [[Scott Schwab]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Olathe, Kansas|Olathe]]
+
|-
+
| 50
+
| [[Rocky Fund]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Hoyt, Kansas|Hoyt]]
+
|-
+
| 51
+
| [[Mike Burgess]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 52
+
| [[Lana Gordon]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 53
+
| [[Ann Mah]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 54
+
| [[Joe Patton]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 55
+
| [[Annie Kuether]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 56
+
| [[Annie Tietze]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 57
+
| [[Sean Gatewood]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 58
+
| [[Harold Lane]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Topeka, Kansas|Topeka]]
+
|-
+
| 59
+
| [[William Prescott]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Osage City, Kansas|Osage City]]
+
|-
+
| 60
+
| [[Don Hill]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Emporia, Kansas|Emporia]]
+
|-
+
| 61
+
| [[Richard Carlson]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:St. Marys, Kansas|St. Marys]]
+
|-
+
| 62
+
| [[Steve Lukert]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Sabetha, Kansas|Sabetha]]
+
|-
+
| 63
+
| [[Jerry Henry]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Cummings, Kansas|Cummings]]
+
|-
+
| 64
+
| [[Vern Swanson]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Clay Center, Kansas|Clay Center]]
+
|-
+
| 65
+
| [[Barbara Craft]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Junction City, Kansas|Junction City]]
+
|-
+
| 66
+
| [[Sydney Carlin]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Manhattan, Kansas|Manhattan]]
+
|-
+
| 67
+
| [[Tom Hawk]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Manhattan, Kansas|Manhattan]]
+
|-
+
| 68
+
| [[Tom Moxley]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Council Grove, Kansas|Council Grove]]
+
|-
+
| 69
+
| [[Deena Horst]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Salina, Kansas|Salina]]
+
|-
+
| 70
+
| [[J. Robert Brookens]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Hillsboro, Kansas|Hillsboro]]
+
|-
+
| 71
+
| [[Charles Roth]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Salina, Kansas|Salina]]
+
|-
+
| 72
+
| [[Marc Rhoades]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Newton, Kansas|Newton]]
+
|-
+
| 73
+
| [[Clark Shultz]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Lindsborg, Kansas|Lindsborg]]
+
|-
+
| 74
+
| [[Don Schroeder]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Inman, Kansas|Inman]]
+
|-
+
| 75
+
| [[John Grange]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:El Dorado, Kansas|El Dorado]]
+
|-
+
| 76
+
| [[Peggy Mast]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Emporia, Kansas|Emporia]]
+
|-
+
| 77
+
| [[J. David Crum]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Augusta, Kansas|Augusta]]
+
|-
+
| 78
+
| [[Ed Trimmer]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Winfield, Kansas|Winfield]]
+
|-
+
| 79
+
| [[Kasha Kelley]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Arkansas City, Kansas|Arkansas City]]
+
|-
+
| 80
+
| [[Vincent Wetta]]
+
| {{blue dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Wellington, Kansas|Wellington]]
+
|-
+
| 81
+
| [[Peter DeGraaf]]
+
| {{red dot}}
+
| [[sunshinereview:Mulvane, Kansas|Mulvane]]
+
|-
+
| 82
+
| [[Don Myers]]
+
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* [[Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, Kansas House of Representatives|Veterans, Military and Homeland Security]]
 
* [[Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, Kansas House of Representatives|Veterans, Military and Homeland Security]]
 
* [[Vision 2020 Committee, Kansas House of Representatives|Vision 2020]]
 
* [[Vision 2020 Committee, Kansas House of Representatives|Vision 2020]]
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
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[[File:Kansas legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the Kansas legislature from 1992-2013]]
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From 1992-2013, the Democratic party was the majority in the Kansas State House of Representatives for the first year while through the last 21 years the Republican Party was the majority. The Kansas State House of Representatives is one of nine state Houses that was Republican for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. During the final three years of the study, Kansas was under Republican [[trifectas]].
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Kansas|Office of the Governor of Kansas]], the [[Kansas State Senate]] and the [[Kansas House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
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[[File:Partisan composition of Kansas state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Kansas state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. Kansas has never had a Democratic trifecta, while it has had a Republican trifecta in two separate periods of the study (between 1995 and 2003, and again beginning in 2011). The state cracked the top-10 in the SQLI ranking once in 1992. Kansas’s most precipitous drop in the ranking occurred under divided government between 1993 and 1994, when the state fell nine spots. The state’s largest gain in the SQLI ranking occurred between 2007 and 2008, also under divided government. Kansas reached its lowest point in 1999 (29th) under divided government.
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[[File:Kansas SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of Kansas government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
  
 
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Kansas House of Representatives

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General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 13, 2014
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Ray Merrick (R)
Majority Leader:   Jene Vickrey (R)
Minority leader:   Paul Davis (D)
Structure
Members:  125
  
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art 2, Kansas Constitution
Salary:   $88.66/day + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (125 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (125 seats)
Redistricting:  Both House and Senate appoint members to a reapportionment commission.
The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Kansas Legislature. It has a total of 125 members and meets in the state capitol in Topeka. Each member represents an average of 22,825 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 21,507 residents.[2]

Since 1966 the legislature has held annual general sessions. Previously, sessions in odd-numbered years were of unlimited duration while in even-numbered years the session was limited to 60 calendar days, unless two-thirds of the elected members of each house voted to extend it. A constitutional amendment adopted at the 1974 general election extended the duration of the session held in the even-numbered years to 90 calendar days, still subject to extension by a vote of two-thirds of the elected membership of each house.[3].

As of July 2014, Kansas is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas.

See also: Kansas State Legislature, Kansas State Senate, Kansas Governor

Sessions

Article 2 of the Kansas Constitution establishes when the Kansas State Legislature, of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to be in session. Section 8 of Article 2 states that the Legislature is to convene on the second Monday of January of each year. Section 8 also limits the length of regular sessions in even-numbered years to ninety calendar days, but it allows these sessions to be extended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of both houses. In 2010, this kind of extension occurred, moving the session's adjournment date from March 30th to May 28th.

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 13 through May 30.

Major issues

Major issues during the 2014 legislative session included school funding, changing the state's court nomination system and Medicaid expansion.[4]

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 20.

Major issues

Major issues during the 2013 legislative session included school funding, a settlement between tobacco companies and the state, mental health funding, KanCare, illegal immigration, pension system changes, shifting taxes to the local level, and liquor sales.[5]

Drug testing for lawmakers
Legislation introduced in the state house and state senate would bring punitive measures against drug users receiving government benefits if there is "reasonable suspicious" drug use exists. The measures would apply to both welfare recipients and Kansas lawmakers, although the legislation is unclear as to what would happen if a legislator tested positive for narcotics.[6]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was scheduled to be in session from January 9 through May 14. However, due to infighting among Republicans, the session had to be extended through the 20th. Major issues which remained unresolved included education funding, state employee pension reform, redistricting and the budget. Gov. Sam Brownback (R) stated, “I think it’s reasonable for people to say they should have gotten things done in 90 days. My hope is that they wrap it up here pretty soon.”[7]

Major issues

Alongside the budget, legislators considered reforming the school financing formula and expanding Medicaid's managed care system.[8]

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in session from January 10-June 1, 2011.

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House of Representatives' regular session was scheduled to last from January 11th to March 30th. However, the session was extended, and it did not adjourn until May 28th.

Role in state budget

See also: Kansas state budget

The state operates on an annual budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows:[9][10]

  1. Budget instructions are sent to state agencies in June.
  2. State agencies submit their budget requests to the governor in September.
  3. Agency hearings are held in November.
  4. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the state legislature on the eighth calendar day of the legislative session. For new governors, this deadline is extended to the 21st calendar day of the session.
  5. The legislature typically adopts a budget in May. A simple majority is required to adopt a budget. The fiscal year begins in July.

The governor may exercise line item veto and item veto of appropriations authority.[10]

The governor is legally required to submit a balanced proposed budget. Likewise, the legislature is legally required to adopt a balanced budget.[10]

Cost-benefit analyses

See also: Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study
Map showing results of the Pew-MacArthur cost-benefit study.

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report in July 2013 which indicated that cost-benefit analysis in policymaking led to more effective uses of public funds. Looking at data from 2008 through 2011, the study's authors found that some states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis while others were facing challenges and lagging behind the rest of the nation. Among the challenges states faced were a lack of time, money and technical skills needed to conduct comprehensive cost-benefit analyses. Kansas was one of the 10 states that used cost-benefit analysis more than the rest of the states with respect to determining return on investment regarding state programs. In addition, these states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis with respect to large budget areas and when making policy decisions.[11]

Ethics and transparency

Following the Money report

See also: Following the Money 2014 Report

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer-focused nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released its annual report on state transparency websites in April 2014. The report, entitled "Following the Money," measured how transparent and accountable state websites are with regard to state government spending.[12] According to the report, Kansas received a grade of D- and a numerical score of 50, indicating that Kansas was "lagging" in terms of transparency regarding state spending.[12]

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. Kansas was given a grade of A in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[13]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives were held in Kansas on November 6, 2012. All 125 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 10, 2012.

The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives were held in Kansas on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 10, 2010 for partisan candidates and is August 2 by noon for independent candidates. The primary Election Day was on August 3, 2010.

In 2010, candidates running for the state house raised a total of $5,474,989 in campaign contributions. The top donors were:[14]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 5, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $5,220,801. The top 10 contributors were:[15]

2006

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 1, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.

During the 2006 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $5,076,645. The top 10 contributors were:[16]

2004

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 3, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.

During the 2004 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $3,971,642. The top 10 contributors were:[17]

2002

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 6, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.

During the 2002 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $3,706,577. The top 10 contributors were:[18]

2000

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2000

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 1, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.

During the 2000 election, the total value of contributions to Senate candidates was $2,703,984. The top 10 contributors were:[19]

Qualifications

Section 4 of Article 2 of the Kansas Constitution states, "During the time that any person is a candidate for nomination or election to the legislature and during the term of each legislator, such candidate or legislator shall be and remain a qualified elector who resides in his or her district."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
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The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the House of Representatives.

The political party committee that last held the vacant seat must call for a convention within 21 days of the vacancy. The convention is designed to select the Governor's appointee and involves all the committeemen and committeewomen that represent the vacant legislative district.[20]

The committeemen and committeewomen present for voting must approve a replacement on a simple majority vote. Once the vote has been conducted, the party committee must send the paperwork certifying the selection to the Governor within 24 hours or the next business day. The Governor has seven days after receiving the paperwork to act on the appointment.[21]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Kansas

The Kansas Legislature handles redistricting. Both chambers have a Reapportionment Committee that presents plans to the chamber at large. Gubernatorial veto is not present, but all plans must be reviewed by the Kansas Supreme Court. Kansas uses adjusted census figures to account for non-residents in school or the military.

2010 census

Kansas received its local census data on March 3, 2012. The state grew by 6.1 percent to over 2.58 million, with growth concentrated in the northeast corner of the state and the remainder largely showing slight declines. (The adjusted total was about 14,000 less than the federal figure.) Wichita grew by 11.1 percent, Overland Park grew by 16.3 percent, Kansas City decreased by 0.7 percent, Topeka grew by 4.2 percent, and Olathe grew by 35.4 percent.[22]

The Legislature attempted redistricting in its 2012 session. Against custom, which had the chambers passing their own maps, the Senate passed revisions to a new House map, and the House passed a map for the Senate; neither chamber was amenable to the other's actions. On May 20, the Legislature adjourned amid deadlock, meaning the courts would have to decide the new boundaries.

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 93
Total 125

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Kansas State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the Kansas State House.PNG

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. In the absence of the Speaker, the Speaker Pro Tempore takes on the duties of the office. The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore are both elected by the members of the House. Duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum, and deciding all questions of order.[23][24]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, Kansas House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Ray Merrick Ends.png Republican
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Peggy Mast Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Majority Leader J. David Crum Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Leader Paul Davis Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Minority Leader Tom Burroughs Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Whip Julie Menghini Electiondot.png Democratic

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Kansas legislature are paid $88.50/day. Additionally, legislators receive $118/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[25]

Pension

As of 2011, when pensions are calculated for Kansas legislators, their normal annual salary is inflated by nearly $78,000. This is composed of $32,982, which comes from multiplying their daily salary by 372 (the number of days they would work if in session every day and if every month had 31 days), $45,756 from adding in their daily per diem (also based on 372 days), and $7,083 from expense payments. According to Sen. Steve Morris, this is intended as compensation because of low legislative salaries which are seen as difficult to raise.[26]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Kansas legislators assume office the second Monday of January after their election.

Current members

Current members, Kansas House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Michael Houser Ends.png Republican 2013
2 Adam Lusker Electiondot.png Democratic 2014
3 Julie Menghini Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
4 Marty Read Ends.png Republican 2013
5 Kevin Jones Ends.png Republican 2013
6 Jene Vickrey Ends.png Republican 1993
7 Richard Proehl Ends.png Republican 2005
8 Craig McPherson Ends.png Republican 2013
9 Kent Thompson Ends.png Republican 2013
10 John Wilson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
11 Jim Kelly Ends.png Republican 2011
12 Virgil Peck, Jr. Ends.png Republican 2005
13 Larry Paul Hibbard Ends.png Republican 2013
14 Keith Esau Ends.png Republican 2013
15 Erin Davis Ends.png Republican 2014
16 Amanda Grosserode Ends.png Republican 2011
17 Brett Hildabrand Ends.png Republican 2013
18 John Rubin Ends.png Republican 2011
19 Stephanie Clayton Ends.png Republican 2013
20 Rob Bruchman Ends.png Republican 2011
21 Barbara Bollier Ends.png Republican 2010
22 Nancy Lusk Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
23 Kelly Meigs Ends.png Republican 2011
24 Emily Perry Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
25 Melissa Rooker Ends.png Republican 2013
26 Larry Campbell Ends.png Republican 2012
27 Ray Merrick Ends.png Republican 2011
28 Jerry Lunn Ends.png Republican 2013
29 James Todd Ends.png Republican 2013
30 Lance Kinzer Ends.png Republican 2004
31 Louis Ruiz Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
32 Pam Curtis Electiondot.png Democratic March 2014
33 Tom Burroughs Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
34 Valdenia Winn Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
35 Broderick Henderson Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
36 Kathy Wolfe Moore Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
37 Stan Frownfelter Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
38 Willie Dove Ends.png Republican 2013
39 Charles Macheers Ends.png Republican 2013
40 John Bradford Ends.png Republican 2013
41 Melanie Meier Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
42 Connie O'Brien Ends.png Republican 2009
43 Bill Sutton Ends.png Republican 2013
44 Barbara Ballard Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
45 Thomas Sloan Ends.png Republican 1995
46 Paul Davis Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
47 Ramon Gonzalez Ends.png Republican 2011
48 Marvin Kleeb Ends.png Republican 2009
49 Scott Schwab Ends.png Republican 2009
50 Joshua Powell Ends.png Republican 2013
51 Ron Highland Ends.png Republican 2013
52 Shanti Gandhi Ends.png Republican 2013
53 Annie Tietze Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
54 Ken Corbet Ends.png Republican 2013
55 Annie Kuether Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
56 Virgil Weigel Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
57 John Alcala Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
58 Harold Lane Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
59 Blaine Finch Ends.png Republican 2013
60 Don Hill Ends.png Republican 2003
61 Richard Carlson Ends.png Republican 2005
62 Randy Garber Ends.png Republican 2011
63 Jerry Henry Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
64 Vern Swanson Ends.png Republican 2007
65 Allan Rothlisberg Ends.png Republican 2013
66 Sydney Carlin Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
67 Tom Phillips Ends.png Republican 2012
68 Tom Moxley Ends.png Republican 2007
69 J.R. Claeys Ends.png Republican 2013
70 John E. Barker Ends.png Republican 2013
71 Diana Dierks Ends.png Republican 2013
72 Marc Rhoades Ends.png Republican 2007
73 Les Mason Ends.png Republican 2014
74 Don Schroeder Ends.png Republican 2007
75 Will Carpenter Ends.png Republican 2013
76 Peggy Mast Ends.png Republican 1997
77 J. David Crum Ends.png Republican 2007
78 Ron Ryckman Ends.png Republican 2013
79 Ed Trimmer Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
80 Kasha Kelley Ends.png Republican 2005
81 Jim Howell Ends.png Republican 2011
82 Peter DeGraaf Ends.png Republican 2008
83 Carolyn Bridges Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
84 Gail Finney Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
85 Steven Brunk Ends.png Republican 2003
86 Jim Ward Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
87 Mark Kahrs Ends.png Republican 2013
88 Patricia M. Sloop Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
89 Roderick A. Houston Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
90 Steve Huebert Ends.png Republican 2001
91 Gene Suellentrop Ends.png Republican 2009
92 John Carmichael Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
93 Joe Edwards Ends.png Republican 2013
94 Mario Goico Ends.png Republican 2003
95 Tom Sawyer Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
96 Brandon Whipple Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
97 Leslie Osterman Ends.png Republican 2011
98 Steven Anthimides Ends.png Republican 2014
99 Dennis Hedke Ends.png Republican 2011
100 Daniel Hawkins Ends.png Republican 2013
101 Joe Seiwert Ends.png Republican 2009
102 Janice Pauls Ends.png Republican 1991
103 Ponka-We Victors Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
104 Steven R. Becker Ends.png Republican 2013
105 Mark E. Hutton Ends.png Republican 2013
106 Sharon Schwartz Ends.png Republican 1997
107 Susan L. Concannon Ends.png Republican 2013
108 Steven C. Johnson Ends.png Republican 2011
109 Troy L. Waymaster Ends.png Republican 2013
110 Travis Couture-Lovelady Ends.png Republican 2013
111 Sue E. Boldra Ends.png Republican 2013
112 John Edmonds Ends.png Republican 2013
113 Marshall Christmann Ends.png Republican 2013
114 Jack Thimesch Ends.png Republican 2013
115 Ronald Ryckman Ends.png Republican 2011
116 Kyle Hoffman Ends.png Republican 2011
117 John L. Ewy Ends.png Republican 2013
118 Don Hineman Ends.png Republican 2009
119 Bud Estes Ends.png Republican 2013
120 Ward Cassidy Ends.png Republican 2011
121 Mike Kiegerl Ends.png Republican 2013
122 Russ Jennings Ends.png Republican 2013
123 John Doll Ends.png Republican 2013
124 J. Stephen Alford Ends.png Republican 2011
125 Reid Petty Ends.png Republican 2013

Standing committees

Legislation that comes before Kansas state representatives is first considered in 1 of the 29 standing committees of the Kansas House.

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Kansas
Partisan breakdown of the Kansas legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic party was the majority in the Kansas State House of Representatives for the first year while through the last 21 years the Republican Party was the majority. The Kansas State House of Representatives is one of nine state Houses that was Republican for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. During the final three years of the study, Kansas was under Republican trifectas.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Kansas, the Kansas State Senate and the Kansas House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Kansas state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Kansas state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. Kansas has never had a Democratic trifecta, while it has had a Republican trifecta in two separate periods of the study (between 1995 and 2003, and again beginning in 2011). The state cracked the top-10 in the SQLI ranking once in 1992. Kansas’s most precipitous drop in the ranking occurred under divided government between 1993 and 1994, when the state fell nine spots. The state’s largest gain in the SQLI ranking occurred between 2007 and 2008, also under divided government. Kansas reached its lowest point in 1999 (29th) under divided government.

  • SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: N/A
  • SQLI average with Republican trifecta: 20.90
  • SQLI average with divided government: 19.09
Chart displaying the partisanship of Kansas government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

External links

References

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