Michael Houser

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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 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
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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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