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Mark Kahrs
Mark Kahrs.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 87
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWichita State University
J.D.Washburn University School of Law
Office website
Mark Kahrs is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 87 since 2013.

Kahrs currently practices law and runs a small business. He attended Washburn University School of Law, receiving a Juris Doctorate.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
General Government Budget


Campaign themes

Kahrs' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Growth

  • Excerpt:"To create private sector jobs, government must reduce the tax burden, and eliminate cumbersome and unwarranted regulations so that businesses can operate more economically, efficiently and productively."


  • Excerpt:"I will fight for needed tax reform for our small businesses, which would allow them the opportunity to expand their business and add needed jobs."

Limit Government Growth & Spending

  • Excerpt:"I am committed to reducing government spending which will keep those dollars invested in our community."

Faith & Family

  • Excerpt:"I will fight to protect our right of conscience, and our right to worship freely. I am also committed to protecting life at every stage, from conception to natural death."

Excellence in Education

  • Excerpt:"I will support reform measures to ensure the highest level of academic achievement for all Kansas children, and that the dollars invested stay in the classroom."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kahrs won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 87. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Chris Florquist (D) and Santana Marie Talbert (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Kahrs Incumbent 62.4% 5,939
     Democratic Chris Florquist 33% 3,146
     Libertarian Santana Marie Talbert 4.6% 440
Total Votes 9,525

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kahrs is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kahrs raised a total of $65,614 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/20/2013.[5]

Mark Kahrs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 87 Won $65,614
Grand Total Raised $65,614


Kahrs won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kahrs raised a total of $65,614.


Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[6]


Mark Kahrs received a score of 77.0% in the 2013 index.[7]


Kahrs and his wife Sherri have three children.[1]

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Preceded by
Joseph Scapa (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 87
Succeeded by