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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=34468 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=34468 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=34468 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=34468 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=32123 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=18078 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74023 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90975 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107936 2008]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137399 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114988 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107936 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90975 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74023 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=18078 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=32123 2000]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:26, 3 July 2013

Mary Pilcher-Cook
Mary Pilcher-Cook.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 10
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2000 – 2002, 2004 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sAvila College (1993)
Associate'sJohnson County Community College
Master'sAvila College (1997)
Personal
ProfessionSoftware Engineers/Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Mary Pilcher-Cook is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 10 since 2009. She was a Representative on the Kansas House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2008

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pilcher-Cook served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Public Health and Welfare, Chair
Judiciary
Commerce
Assessment and Taxation
Organization, Calendar and Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pilcher-Cook served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pilcher-Cook served on these committees:

Issues

What Sen. Pilcher-Cook supports according to her website[1]

  • Increased visibility and reporting of education funding. Use more local options for education funding.
  • Limited government
  • Fiscal discipline
  • Lower taxes
  • Encouraging immigration, but penalties for illegal immigration
  • Pro-life

Some legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Pilcher-Cook:

  • A resolution to protect the right of workers to hold private ballot union elections.[2]
  • A resolution declaring states' rights[3]
  • A bill regarding property taxes[4]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mary Pilcher-Cook endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Pilcher-Cook won re-election in 2012. She defeated Tom Wertz in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated Mark J. Greene in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Kansas State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pilcher-Cook 58.2% 19,392
     Democratic Mark J. Greene Incumbent 41.8% 13,900
Total Votes 33,292


Kansas State Senate, District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pilcher-Cook Incumbent 64.3% 4,514
Tom Wertz 35.7% 2,509
Total Votes 7,023

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pilcher-Cook was elected to the 10th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Pete Roman (D).[9] Pilcher-Cook raised $98,984 for her campaign, while Roman raised $94,778.[10]

Kansas State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pilcher (R) 21,637 54.9%
Pete Roman (D) 17,713 45.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pilcher-Cook is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, Pilcher-Cook raised a total of $216,323 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/3/2013.[11]

Mary Pilcher-Cook's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 10 Won $105,969
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $11,370
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 10 Won $98,984
Grand Total Raised $216,323

2012

Pilcher-Cook won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pilcher-Cook raised a total of $105,969.

2010

Pilcher-Cook Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Pilcher-Cook raised a total of $11,370.

2008

Pilcher-Cook won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Pilcher-Cook raised a total of $98,984.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[12] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Mary Pilcher-Cook received a rating of 93% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index. Pilcher Cook's score of 93% was the highest of any senator.[13]

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.[14]

2013

Mary Pilcher-Cook received a score of 77.6% in the 2013 index.[15]

Personal

Pilcher-Cook and her husband Donald have five children.[16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nick Jordan
Kansas State Senate District 10
2009–present
Succeeded by
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