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Sharon Schwartz

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Sharon Schwartz
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Kansas House of Representatives District 106
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
BirthdayMarch 14, 1940
Place of birthWaterville, Kansas
ProfessionBusiness Manager, Pork Chop Acres, Inc
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sharon Schwartz is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 106. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Schwartz's professional experience includes working as a business manager for Pork Chop Acres, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chair
Local Government
Appropriations
Elections

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Political positions

Schwartz's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. In the test she listed her legislative priorities as budget and healthcare reform.[1]

Debt negotiations

Schwartz was one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[2] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner had proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[3]

Streaming committee meetings

For important Kansas legislative committees, including the State Senate's Judiciary committee, technology existed to allow for live streaming video online for these committees, but the technology was hardly ever activated during the 2012-2013 legislative session. A spokesperson for State House Speaker Ray Merrick stated that there were no plans to require that legislative committee meetings to be streamed online, despite the capability. "It’s at the discretion of the committee chair," the spokesperson said.[4] Schwartz said she was not aware the video streaming was available for daily use, but also said that the technology was too outdated to be of much use. "At this point in time, the tech is old,” Schwartz said. "Legislative IT Services would have to come up and babysit every committee every day."[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schwartz won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 106. She defeated District 109 incumbent Clay Aurand in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Nick Levendofsky (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Schwartz Incumbent 65% 6,934
     Democratic Nick Levendofsky 35% 3,731
Total Votes 10,665


Kansas House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Schwartz Incumbent 50.9% 2,456
Clay Aurand Incumbent 49.1% 2,368
Total Votes 4,824

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schwartz won re-election to the 106th District Seat in 2010 against Philip Breitmeyer (L). She was also unopposed in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 106 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Schwartz (R) 5,693
Philip Breitmeyer (L) 1,049

2008

On November 4, 2008, Schwartz was re-elected to the 106th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition. [10] She raised $28,784 for her campaign. [11]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 106
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Schwartz (R) 8,099 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schwartz is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Schwartz raised a total of $137,680 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[12]

Sharon Schwartz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $30,049
2010 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $16,294
2008 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $28,784
2006 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $12,357
2004 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $8,304
2002 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $17,925
2000 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $4,938
1998 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $6,722
1996 Kansas State House, District 106 Won $12,307
Grand Total Raised $137,680

2012

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $30,049.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Schwartz's campaign in 2012
Twin Valley Telephone$1,500
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$828
Kansas Agri Business Council$750
Kansas Optometric Association$750
Total Raised in 2012$30,049
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $16,294.

2008

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $28,784.

2006

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $12,357.

2004

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $8,304.

2002

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $17,925.

2000

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $4,938.

1998

Schwartz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $6,722.

1996

Schwartz won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $12,307.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

See also: 2013 Kansas Policy 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.[13]

2013

Sharon Schwartz received a score of 55.0% in the 2013 index.[14]

Personal

Schwartz and her husband, Leo, have two children. She has been a member of the Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Pork Producers, National Pork Producers, and the National Federation of Independent Business.[15]

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