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*[http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=107072 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107887 2008]
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137315 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=115007 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107887 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83005 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73973 2004]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Abrams/350479220307 Steve Abrams on Facebook]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Abrams/350479220307 Steve Abrams on Facebook]

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Steve Abrams
Steve Abrams.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 32
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKansas State University (1971)
OtherKansas State University (1977)
Date of birthAugust 4, 1949
Place of birthArkansas City, Kansas
Office website
Campaign website

Dr. Steve E. Abrams is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 32 since 2009. He was previously a member of the Board of Education for the Unified School District 470 (1991-1995). Since 1995, he has been a member of the Kansas State Board of * Education, representing District 10. He has a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Education, Chair
Ways and Means


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


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


According to his website, Sen. Abrams's issue positions are as follows:[1]

  • Against tax increases
  • Supports reducing energy costs through energy production expansion
  • Wants to keep government spending in check
  • Supports more Career & Tech education for students

See also: Sen. Abrams's issue positions from Project Vote Smart

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Abrams includes:[2]

  • An amendment to have Supreme Court justice appointments subject to the Senate's consent[3]
  • An amendment to create a budget stabilization fund[4]
  • An act establishing the KPERS education scholarship[5]



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Abrams won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 32. Abrams defeated Miranda Allen in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Kansas State Senate, District 32 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve E. Abrams Incumbent 52.5% 4,886
Miranda Allen 47.5% 4,425
Total Votes 9,311


On November 4, 2008, Abrams was elected to the 32nd District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Greta Goodwin (D). [9] Abrams raised $42,191 for his campaign, while Goodwin raised $78,528. [10]

Kansas State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Abrams (R) 14,027 53.6%
Greta Goodwin (D) 12,097 46.3

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Abrams is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Abrams raised a total of $128,586 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/6/2013.[11]

Steve Abrams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 32 Won $75,317
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 32 Won $42,191
2004 Kansas Board of Education, District 10 Won $11,078
Grand Total Raised $128,586


Abrams won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $75,317.


Abrams won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $42,191.


Abrams won election to the Kansas Board of Eduation in 2004. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $11,078.

Education stance

Abrams is a strong supporter of changing the education paradigm in Kansas. During the 2010 legislative session, he introduced a bill that would enable students to focus on curricula that is relevant to a vocation they plan to pursue. He proposed setting aside money from a student's relatively low cost early education years, and putting it in a special account to pursue further education during or after high school. [12] He also stresses the importance of technical education as opposed to typical four year colleges. [13]


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


Steve Abrams received a rating of 87% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[15]

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.[16]


Steve Abrams received a score of 64.7% in the 2013 index.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Greta Goodwin
Kansas Senate District 32
Succeeded by