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Mark Kahrs

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Mark Kahrs
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Kansas House of Representatives District 87
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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