Peggy Mast

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Peggy Mast
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Kansas House of Representatives District 76
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthNorton, Kansas
ProfessionDesign Rite Contracting
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peggy Mast is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 76 and serving as Assistant Majority Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Mast's professional experience includes working for Design Rite Contracting, as a secretary for the Emporia Zoo, a branch manager of Arnold Staffing Services, and a school bus driver.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Interstate Cooperation, Vice-chair
Legislative Budget
Calendar and Printing

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mast served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mast served on the following committees:

Issues

Policy positions

Mast's website lists her legislative priorities as education, family values, taxes, health care, businesses and jobs, and gun control.[1]

Mast refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

Her answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 2027 Granting cities' power to relinquish authority over natural gas and water utilities. 02/11/2009
  • H 2136 Drivers' licenses, written examination, alcohol and drug test for certain drivers. 01/29/2009
  • H 2205 Repeal of K.S.A. 76-731a, which grants residency for tuition purposes to certain unlawful immigrants. 02/03/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009[3]

Campaign themes

Mast's website highlights the following campaign themes:[4]

Education

  • Excerpt:"Peggy has consistently fought for adequate funding of Kansas schools and strong local control."

Family Values

  • Excerpt:"Peggy understands that the government that governs the least, governs the best."

Taxes

  • Excerpt:"Peggy has been a strong advocate of limiting government spending and making it more efficient and accountable to the taxpayers."

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"Peggy has been an advocate of allowing communities to also band together to buy cheaper prescription drugs, just like large corporations."

Businesses and Jobs

  • Excerpt:"The way to business growth and therefore job growth, is to reduce Kansas taxes."

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mast won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 76. She defeated District 9 incumbent Bill Otto and District 59 incumbent William Prescott in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Janet L. Lewis (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 76, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast Incumbent 63.8% 5,747
     Democratic Janet Lewis 36.2% 3,258
Total Votes 9,005


Kansas House of Representatives, District 76 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast Incumbent 46.9% 1,735
Bill Otto Incumbent 33.2% 1,226
William Prescott Incumbent 19.9% 735
Total Votes 3,696

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mast won re-election to the 76th District seat against Alan Rees (D). Mast had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 76 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast (R) 4,744
Susan Fowler (D) 2,170

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mast was re-elected to the 76th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Carol Strickland (D). [9] Mast raised $41,795 for her campaign, while Strickland raised $10,657. [10]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 76
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast (R) 6,364 68.9%
Carol Strickland (D) 2,860 31.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mast is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Mast raised a total of $206,795 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[11]

Peggy Mast's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $36,945
2010 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $34,165
2008 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $41,795
2006 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $25,408
2004 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $21,240
2002 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $20,363
2000 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $10,407
1998 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $6,080
1996 Kansas State House, District 76 Won $10,392
Grand Total Raised $206,795

2012

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $36,945.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peggy Mast's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,078
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Kansas Dental Association$1,000
Sunflower Electric Power Corp$1,000
Kansas Physical Therapy Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$36,945
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $34,165.

2008

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $41,795.

2006

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $25,408.

2004

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $21,240.

2002

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $20,363.

2000

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $10,407.

1998

Mast won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $6,080.

1996

Mast won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Mast raised a total of $10,392.

Scorecards

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.[12]

2013

Peggy Mast received a score of 66.0% in the 2013 index.[13]

Personal

Mast and her husband, John, have four children.[14] She has been a member of a number of organizations, including American Business Women's Association, Prairie Hens Unit, Kansas Cattlewoman's Association, Republican Womens Organization, and Alliance to Recognize and End Abuse.[4]

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