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Revision as of 21:01, 3 July 2013

Steve Abrams
Steve Abrams.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University (1971)
OtherKansas State University (1977)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1949
Place of birthArkansas City, Kansas
ProfessionVeterinarian
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

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

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Education, Chair
Ways and Means
Agriculture

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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]

Elections

2012

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

2008

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

2012

Abrams won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Abrams raised a total of $75,317.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Abrams's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Nordell, Tim$2,000
Koch Industries$2,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,898
Kansas Optometric Association$1,400
Total Raised in 2012$75,317
Source:Follow the Money

2008

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

2004

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]

Scorecards

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.

2010

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]

2013

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
2009–present
Succeeded by
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