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{{tnr}}'''Sam Brownback''' (b. September 12, 1956 Parker, KS) is the [[Governor of Kansas]] and, prior to that, the senior U.S. Senator representing [[Kansas]] in the [[United States Senate]].  He was first elected to the Senate in 1996.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=21952 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]</ref> He briefly explored a Presidential run in the 2008 cycle, dropping out early over low polling and doubts about fundraising ability.
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{{tnr}}'''Sam Brownback''' (b. September 12, 1956 Parker, KS) is the 46th and current [[Republican]] [[Governor of Kansas]]. He served previously as the senior U.S. Senator representing [[Kansas]] in the [[United States Senate]] and as a member of the [[United States House of Representatives]].<ref name="bio">[https://governor.ks.gov/about-the-office/governor-sam-brownback ''Kansas Governor,'' "Governor Sam Brownback," accessed September 15, 2012]</ref>
  
==Biography==
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An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the ''New York Times'' in April 2013 ranked Brownback as the 12th most conservative governor in the country.<ref> [http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/in-state-governments-signs-of-a-healthier-g-o-p/?smid=tw-share&_r=0 ''New York Times,'' "In State Governments, Signs of a Healthier G.O.P.," April 16, 2013]</ref>
  
Sam Brownback is a fourth generation Kansas.  Born is Garnett, he grw up on a farm in Linn County where his parents still live.  He was elected student body president as an undergraduate and then president of his law school class by his fellow students.  At Kansas State, he also joined the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
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Brownback {{2014is}} eligible for re-election, and {{2014isrunning}} for a second term as [[Governor of Kansas]] in the [[Kansas state executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=2nd/>
  
After college, Sam spent a year in broadcasting, hosting a weekly showAfter law school. he practiced in Manhattan, Kansas for four years before being elected as Kansas' Secretary of Agriculture in 1986.
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==Biography==
 
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Sam Brownback is a fourth generation KansanBorn is Garnett, he grew up on a farm in Linn County where his parents still live. He was elected student body president as an undergraduate and then president of his law school class by his fellow students. At Kansas State, he also joined the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.<ref name="bio"/>
He first went to Washington as a White House Fellow under the George H.W. Bush Administration.  From 1990-1991, he was detailed to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  Upon completion of his fellowship, Brownback returned to Kansas and resumed his secretarial office.
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He entered Congress as the Representative for Kansas' 2nd District  in 1994 and, in 1996, moved to Senate in a special election for Bob Dole's seat.  He currently serves as the ranking Republican on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and also sits on the Homeland Security Subcommittee, the Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, more casually known as the Helsinki Commission.
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Sam and Mary Brownback live in Topeka with their five children; Abby, Andy, Liz, Mark and JennaTwo of their children are adopted. Raised as a Methodist, Brownback first converted to evangelical Protestantism and then, in 2002, to CatholicismHe still regularly attends a non-denominational church.  
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After college, Sam spent a year in broadcasting, hosting a weekly showAfter law school. he practiced in Manhattan, Kansas for four years before being elected as Kansas' Secretary of Agriculture in 1986. He first went to Washington as a White House Fellow under the George H.W. Bush Administration.  From 1990-1991, he was detailed to the office of the U.S. Trade RepresentativeUpon completion of his fellowship, Brownback returned to Kansas and resumed his secretarial office.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
===Education===
 
===Education===
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*Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Economics - Kansas State University (1978)
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*Juris Doctor - University of Kansas Law School, J.D. (1982)
  
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==Political career==
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===Governor (2011-Present)===
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Brownback assumed office as Kansas' 46th governor on January 10, 2011, following his victory in the November 2, 2010 general election.
  
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====Twitter 'overreaction'====
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In November 2011, 18-year old high school senior Emma Sullivan attended a Kansas Youth in Government event in Topeka, which featured Brownback. During the event, Sullivan posted a tweet that said, "Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot." The governor's office notified event organizers about the tweet, who notified Sullivan's school. According to Sullivan, the principal ordered her to write apology letters to Brownback, the Youth in Government sponsor and others.<ref>[http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/brownback_complaint_about_student_tweet_lands_kansas_teenager_in_principals_office.php ''Talking Points Memo,'' "Brownback Complaint About Student Tweet Lands Kansas Teenager In Principal’s Office," November 25, 2011]</ref>
  
* Univeristy of Kansas Law School, J.D., 1982
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The issue received national attention, eventually resulting in an apology from Brownback to Sullivan. He released a statement, saying, "My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms. I enjoyed speaking to the more than 100 students who participated in the Youth in Government Program at the Kansas Capitol. They are our future. I also want to thank the thousands of Kansas educators who remind us daily of our liberties, as well as the values of civility and decorum. Again, I apologize for our over-reaction."<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/emma-sullivan-receives-ap_n_1116945.html ''Huffington Post,'' "Emma Sullivan Receives Apology From Sam Brownback For 'Overreaction' To Tweet," November 28, 2011]</ref>
* Kansas State University
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==Issues==
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===Voter ID===
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====Voter ID====
 
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a law in April 2011 requiring voters to produce a photo ID before casting a ballot instead of the previous protocol of producing a signature to verify identification at the polls, starting January 1, 2013.
 
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a law in April 2011 requiring voters to produce a photo ID before casting a ballot instead of the previous protocol of producing a signature to verify identification at the polls, starting January 1, 2013.
  
 
“This is a modest, prudent measure. You show photo ID to cash a check, you show one to get on a plane, it’s something people are used to doing,” Brownback said. “It’s a modest and important measure to ensure the sanctity of the vote.”<ref>[http://www.kansasreporter.org/73361.aspx "Brownback signs voter ID into Kansas law," ''Kansas Reporter'', April 18, 2011]</ref>
 
“This is a modest, prudent measure. You show photo ID to cash a check, you show one to get on a plane, it’s something people are used to doing,” Brownback said. “It’s a modest and important measure to ensure the sanctity of the vote.”<ref>[http://www.kansasreporter.org/73361.aspx "Brownback signs voter ID into Kansas law," ''Kansas Reporter'', April 18, 2011]</ref>
  
===Presidential preference===
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====Presidential preference====
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/us-campaign-perry-endorsement-idUSTRE78L55420110922 ''Reuters,'' "Kansas conservative governor Brownback endorses Perry," September 22, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/us-campaign-perry-endorsement-idUSTRE78L55420110922 ''Reuters,'' "Kansas conservative governor Brownback endorses Perry," September 22, 2011]</ref>
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===U.S. Senate (1996-2011)===
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Brownback served in the [[U.S. Senate]] from 1996-2011.
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===U.S. House of Representatives (1995-1996)===
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Brownback was served one term in the [[United States House of Representatives]], from 1995-1996.
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He entered Congress as the Representative for Kansas' 2nd District in 1993 and, in 1996, moved to Senate in a special election for Bob Dole's seat.  He served as the ranking Republican on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and also sat on the Homeland Security Subcommittee, the Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, more casually known as the Helsinki Commission.<ref name="bio"/>
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==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Kansas gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
  
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Brownback {{2014is}} eligible for re-election, and {{2014isrunning}} for a second term as [[Governor of Kansas]] in the [[Kansas state executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]]. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=2nd>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2014-governor/ ''Sabato's Crystal Ball,'' "2013-2014 Gubernatorial races," March 4, 2013]</ref>
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010]]'' and ''[[Gubernatorial elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010]]'' and ''[[Gubernatorial elections, 2010]]''
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Brownback faced and won over [[Tom Holland]] (D), [[Andrew P. Gray]] (L), and [[Ken Cannon]] (Reform) in the general election on [[November 2, 2010 election results|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://kansas.watchdog.org/5615/brownback-a-clean-sweep-for-a-new-beginning/ "Brownback: “A clean sweep for a new beginning,"" ''Kansas Watchdog'', November 3, 2010]</ref>
 
Brownback faced and won over [[Tom Holland]] (D), [[Andrew P. Gray]] (L), and [[Ken Cannon]] (Reform) in the general election on [[November 2, 2010 election results|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://kansas.watchdog.org/5615/brownback-a-clean-sweep-for-a-new-beginning/ "Brownback: “A clean sweep for a new beginning,"" ''Kansas Watchdog'', November 3, 2010]</ref>
  
====Oct. 7, 2010 debate====
 
  
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::''I think they need to be left to local units of government as well, but I’ll tell you something else that we ought to do, that’s to put the ban on the state-owned facilities. That’s where the ban ought to be on in the first place, is the state should lead by example and not exempting itself by something like this. That smoking ban ought to be on the state facilities and leave the other issues to the local control.  That’s the best way a state can lead, doing this to itself and leading by example rather than putting it on somebody else, a burden somewhere else.''<ref>[http://kansas.watchdog.org/5349/governor-candidates-against-statewide-smoking-ban-casino-hypocrisy/ "Governor Candidates Against Statewide Smoking Ban, Casino Hypocrisy," ''Kansas Watchdog'', October 7, 2010]</ref>
 
::''I think they need to be left to local units of government as well, but I’ll tell you something else that we ought to do, that’s to put the ban on the state-owned facilities. That’s where the ban ought to be on in the first place, is the state should lead by example and not exempting itself by something like this. That smoking ban ought to be on the state facilities and leave the other issues to the local control.  That’s the best way a state can lead, doing this to itself and leading by example rather than putting it on somebody else, a burden somewhere else.''<ref>[http://kansas.watchdog.org/5349/governor-candidates-against-statewide-smoking-ban-casino-hypocrisy/ "Governor Candidates Against Statewide Smoking Ban, Casino Hypocrisy," ''Kansas Watchdog'', October 7, 2010]</ref>
  
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Brownback won re-election to the [[United States Senate]] in 2004, defeating Lee Jones (D), Steven A. Rosile (L), and George Cook.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/04elec/2004GeneralOfficialResults.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State,'' "2004 general election results," accessed August 29, 2012]</ref>
  
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Sam and Mary Brownback live in Topeka with their five children; Abby, Andy, Liz, Mark and Jenna.  Two of their children are adopted.  Raised as a Methodist, Brownback first converted to evangelical Protestantism and then, in 2002, to Catholicism. He still regularly attends a non-denominational church.
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==See also==
 
* [[Governor of Kansas]]
 
* [[Governor of Kansas]]
 
* [[Lieutenant Governor of Kansas]]
 
* [[Lieutenant Governor of Kansas]]
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Sam Brownback
Sam Brownback.jpg
Governor of Kansas
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMark V. Parkinson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$99,636
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States Senator
November 5, 1996- January 3, 2011
United States House of Representatives
1995-1996
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University (1978)
J.D.University of Kansas Law School (1982)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1956
Place of birthParker, Kansas
ProfessionAttorney, Farmer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Sam Brownback (b. September 12, 1956 Parker, KS) is the 46th and current Republican Governor of Kansas. He served previously as the senior U.S. Senator representing Kansas in the United States Senate and as a member of the United States House of Representatives.[1]

An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Brownback as the 12th most conservative governor in the country.[2]

Brownback is eligible for re-election, and is running for a second term as Governor of Kansas in the 2014 elections.[3]

Biography

Sam Brownback is a fourth generation Kansan. Born is Garnett, he grew up on a farm in Linn County where his parents still live. He was elected student body president as an undergraduate and then president of his law school class by his fellow students. At Kansas State, he also joined the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.[1]

After college, Sam spent a year in broadcasting, hosting a weekly show. After law school. he practiced in Manhattan, Kansas for four years before being elected as Kansas' Secretary of Agriculture in 1986. He first went to Washington as a White House Fellow under the George H.W. Bush Administration. From 1990-1991, he was detailed to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Upon completion of his fellowship, Brownback returned to Kansas and resumed his secretarial office.[1]

Education

  • Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Economics - Kansas State University (1978)
  • Juris Doctor - University of Kansas Law School, J.D. (1982)

Political career

Governor (2011-Present)

Brownback assumed office as Kansas' 46th governor on January 10, 2011, following his victory in the November 2, 2010 general election.

Twitter 'overreaction'

In November 2011, 18-year old high school senior Emma Sullivan attended a Kansas Youth in Government event in Topeka, which featured Brownback. During the event, Sullivan posted a tweet that said, "Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot." The governor's office notified event organizers about the tweet, who notified Sullivan's school. According to Sullivan, the principal ordered her to write apology letters to Brownback, the Youth in Government sponsor and others.[4]

The issue received national attention, eventually resulting in an apology from Brownback to Sullivan. He released a statement, saying, "My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms. I enjoyed speaking to the more than 100 students who participated in the Youth in Government Program at the Kansas Capitol. They are our future. I also want to thank the thousands of Kansas educators who remind us daily of our liberties, as well as the values of civility and decorum. Again, I apologize for our over-reaction."[5]

Voter ID

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a law in April 2011 requiring voters to produce a photo ID before casting a ballot instead of the previous protocol of producing a signature to verify identification at the polls, starting January 1, 2013.

“This is a modest, prudent measure. You show photo ID to cash a check, you show one to get on a plane, it’s something people are used to doing,” Brownback said. “It’s a modest and important measure to ensure the sanctity of the vote.”[6]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sam Brownback endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

U.S. Senate (1996-2011)

Brownback served in the U.S. Senate from 1996-2011.

U.S. House of Representatives (1995-1996)

Brownback was served one term in the United States House of Representatives, from 1995-1996.

He entered Congress as the Representative for Kansas' 2nd District in 1993 and, in 1996, moved to Senate in a special election for Bob Dole's seat. He served as the ranking Republican on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and also sat on the Homeland Security Subcommittee, the Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, more casually known as the Helsinki Commission.[1]


Elections

2014

See also: Kansas gubernatorial election, 2014

Brownback is eligible for re-election, and is running for a second term as Governor of Kansas in the 2014 elections. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[3]

2010

See also: Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Governor Elect Sam Brownback's acceptance speech

Brownback defeated Joan Heffington in the August 3 primary, winning with 82% of the vote.

Brownback faced and won over Tom Holland (D), Andrew P. Gray (L), and Ken Cannon (Reform) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]


Kansas Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Brownback 63.3% 530,760
     Democratic Tom Holland 32.2% 270,166
     Libertarian Andrew P. Gray 2.7% 22,460
     Reform Party Ken Cannon 1.8% 15,397
     Write-in Heath Charles Morris 0% 7
Total Votes 838,790
Election Results Via: Kansas Secretary of State

Oct. 7, 2010 debate

In the gubernatorial debate on October 7, 2010 on KWCH all four candidates for Kansas governor said they’re against the statewide smoking ban and the hypocrisy of exempting the state-owned casinos from the ban.

Brownback said:

I think they need to be left to local units of government as well, but I’ll tell you something else that we ought to do, that’s to put the ban on the state-owned facilities. That’s where the ban ought to be on in the first place, is the state should lead by example and not exempting itself by something like this. That smoking ban ought to be on the state facilities and leave the other issues to the local control. That’s the best way a state can lead, doing this to itself and leading by example rather than putting it on somebody else, a burden somewhere else.[9]

2004

Brownback won re-election to the United States Senate in 2004, defeating Lee Jones (D), Steven A. Rosile (L), and George Cook.[10]

United States Senate General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Brownback Incumbent 69.2% 780,863
     Democratic Lee Jones 27.5% 310,337
     Libertarian Steven A. Rosile 1.9% 21,842
     Reform Party George Cook 1.4% 15,980
Total Votes 1,129,022

Campaign donors

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Personal

Sam and Mary Brownback live in Topeka with their five children; Abby, Andy, Liz, Mark and Jenna. Two of their children are adopted. Raised as a Methodist, Brownback first converted to evangelical Protestantism and then, in 2002, to Catholicism. He still regularly attends a non-denominational church.

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Preceded by
Mark V. Parkinson (D)
Kansas Governor
January 10, 2011 - Present
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