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Ralph Ostmeyer

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Ralph Ostmeyer
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Kansas State Senate District 40
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2001 – 2005
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification

Ralph Ostmeyer is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 40 since 2005. Previously, he served Kansas House of Representatives from 2001 to 2005.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Federal and State Affairs, Chair
Natural Resources
Education
Agriculture
Organization, Calendar and Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Sen. Ostmeyer does not have a website where he lists his issue positions.

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Ostmeyer includes:[1]

  • An amendment to require the Senate's consent of Supreme Court justice appointments[2]
  • An amendment to create a budget stabilization fund[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Ostmeyer won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 40. Ostmeyer defeated John E. Miller in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Allen Schmidt (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Kansas State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer Incumbent 66.5% 21,443
     Democratic Allen Schmidt 33.5% 10,796
Total Votes 32,239


Kansas State Senate, District 40 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer Incumbent 64.5% 7,396
John E. Miller 35.5% 4,078
Total Votes 11,474

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ostmeyer was re-elected to the 40th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate with no opposition. [7] He raised $21,899 for his campaign. [8]

Kansas State Senate, District 40 (2009)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Ostmeyer (R) 26,273 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ostmeyer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Ostmeyer raised a total of $183,257 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/7/2013.[9]

Ralph Ostmeyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Won $81,407
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $-1,347
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Won $21,899
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $13,261
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 40 Won $46,674
2002 Kansas State House, District 118 Won $13,492
2000 Kansas State House, District 118 Won $7,871
Grand Total Raised $183,257

2012

Ostmeyer won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $81,407.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ralph Ostmeyer's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,244
Kansas Livestock Association$2,000
Steven II, Rodney L$2,000
Kansas Medical Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$81,407
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ostmeyer Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $-1,347.

2008

Ostmeyer won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $21,899.

2006

Ostmeyer Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $13,261.

2004

Ostmeyer won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $46,674.

2002

Ostmeyer won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $13,492.

2000

Ostmeyer won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Ostmeyer raised a total of $7,871.

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."[10] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Ralph Ostmeyer received a rating of 31% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[11]

Personal

Ostmeyer has a wife, Kay.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stan Clark
Kansas State Senate District 40
2005–present
Succeeded by
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