|Kansas House of Representatives District 52|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|M.D.||University of Bombay|
Gandhi came to the United States in 1967, after graduating from medical school at the University of Bombay. He retired in 2010 after working as a cardiovascular surgeon.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gandhi served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Social Services Budget|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
Gandhi's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Preserve personal freedom
- Excerpt:"Personal freedom is one of the basic tenets this country was founded on and is gradually being eroded."
Limit size of the government
- Excerpt:"In Kansas, it will be one of the most important task of the legislature to contain the size of our government. This will allow the small businesses to grow which is the engine that drives our economy."
Control Government Spending
- Excerpt:"Our national debt is mounting by the minute. It is going up at the rate of more than $2.8 million every minute."
- Excerpt:"If we expect people to live within their means, the government has an obligation to do so."
Gandhi won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 52. Gandhi defeated WM. Scott Hesse and Dick Jones in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Ted Ensley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 52 Republican Primary, 2012|
|WM. Scott Hesse||27.7%||1,137|
Comprehensive donor information for Gandhi is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gandhi raised a total of $31,756 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/19/2013.
|Shanti Gandhi's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 52||$31,756|
|Grand Total Raised||$31,756|
2012Gandhi won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gandhi raised a total of $31,756.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Shanti Gandhi's campaign in 2012|
|Kansas Medical Society||$875|
|Heinz, Mark V & Lisa A||$500|
|Lutes, David & Rachel||$500|
|Craig, Harry & Karen||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$31,756|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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.
Shanti Gandhi received a score of 66.0% in the 2013 index.
Gandhi and his wife Susan have four children.
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- Rep. Gandhi's website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- "gandhiforkshouse," Official Campaign Website
- Kansas Secretary of State, "Official Primary Candidate List," accessed June 28, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Gandhi, Shanti," Accessed June 19, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- Ballotpedia, "2013 Kansas Policy Index," accessed March 10, 2015
Lana Gordon (R)
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