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Randy Garber

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Randy Garber
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Kansas House of Representatives District 62
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSabetha
Military service
Years of service1969-1989
Date of birth2/27/51
Place of birthAxtell, Kansas
Office website
Campaign website
Randy Garber is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 62 since 2011.

Garber is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, and after his retirement he continued to teach about electronics and guns in Navy schools.[1]


Campaign themes

Garber's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes and the Economy

  • Excerpt:"Aiding small business growth will produce more state revenue and ease the tax burden for everyone."

Human Life and the Family

  • Excerpt:"I am pro-life and believe in the sanctity of every human life. Protecting family values is important in keeping our communities strong."


  • Excerpt:"Our schools need more local control and less government interference."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt:"I support the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns without government regulation."


  • Excerpt:"I supported legislation that reduces regulations on agriculture."

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Utilities and Telecommunications, Vice-chair
Social Services Budget
Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget
Energy and Environment


Garber served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garber won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 62. Garber defeated Leslie Scoby in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Dennis R. Stones (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Garber Incumbent 63.2% 6,244
     Democratic Dennis Stones 36.8% 3,635
Total Votes 9,879

Kansas House of Representatives, District 62 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Garber Incumbent 59.3% 2,110
Leslie Scoby 40.7% 1,447
Total Votes 3,557


Garber defeated incumbent Steve Lukert (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 62 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Garber (R) 3,909
Steve Lukert (D) 3,353

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Garber is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Garber raised a total of $60,108 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/19/2013.[4]

Randy Garber's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 62 Won $41,323
2010 Kansas State House, District 62 Won $18,785
Grand Total Raised $60,108


Garber won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Garber raised a total of $41,323.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randy Garber's campaign in 2012
Garber, Randy$4,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,127
Kansas Cmte For Rural Electrification$1,000
Koch Industries$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,323
Source: Follow the Money


Garber won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Garber raised a total of $18,785.


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.[5]


Randy Garber received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.[6]


Garber and his wife Kay have five children.[1]

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Preceded by
Steve Lukert (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 62
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