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Michael Houser
Michael Houser.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 1
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Michael Houser is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 1 since 2013.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation and Public Safety Budget
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Federal and State Affairs



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Houser won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 1. Houser defeated Lance Nichols and Brad Bolin in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Grant Randall (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Houser 54% 4,823
     Democratic Grant Randall 46% 4,115
Total Votes 8,938

Primary results

Kansas House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Houser 57.6% 1,480
Lance Nichols 24.8% 638
Brad Bolin 17.5% 450
Total Votes 2,568

Campaign Donations

Mike Houser (2012)[4] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
2012 Election Cycle$0$6,789$()$Unknown
Running totals


Houser won election day ballots 2468 to Doug Gatewood’s 2394, but Gatewood had a 96-vote lead election night because of advance ballots. Gatewood received 456 advance votes to Houser’s 286. On November 8, 2010, Houser asked for a recount.[5]

The final tally after the recount came to: Gatewood with 2907 to Houser's 2828.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Houser is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Houser raised a total of $42,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/7/2013.[7]

Michael Houser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 1 Won $25,957
2010 Kansas State House, District 1 Defeated $16,325
Grand Total Raised $42,282


Houser won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $25,957.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Houser's campaign in 2012
Crossland Construction Co$2,000
Crossland, Ivan$1,500
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,078
Contractors Equipment Co$1,000
Koch Industries$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$25,957
Source:Follow the Money


Houser lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Houser raised a total of $16,325.


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.[8]


Michael Houser received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.[9]

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Preceded by
Doug Gatewood (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 1
Succeeded by