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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 9, 2017]]
|Assumed office = 2013
|Assumed office = 2013
|Current candidacy = [[Kansas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|U.S. House, Kansas, District 2]]
|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
|Political party = Republican
|Political party = Republican
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Revision as of 20:54, 25 January 2014

Steve Fitzgerald
Steve Fitzgerald.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Kansas, District 2
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Kansas State Senate District 5
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Fitzgerald is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Fitzgerald was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Kansas.[1]

Fiztgerald's professional experience includes working as a military analyst and trainer for Northrop Grumman. He served in the United States Army.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Ethics, Elections and Local Government
Ways and Means


Campaign themes

Fitzgerald's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Strong Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"We must improve the road network and especially our connections with the interstates and the Kansas City area. We need infrastructure to attract business and increase jobs."

Kansas Family Values

  • Excerpt:"We need a government that values the family in all parts of our society. "

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt:"Law-abiding citizens in Kansas should be trusted with the exercise of their right to carry concealed weapons."


  • Excerpt:"Individual Kansans and small businesses are over taxed in Kansas."

Better Education

  • Excerpt:"The cost of education K-12 in Kansas has steadily increased with little or no improvement in results. Kansas ranks 48 out of 50 states for getting resources to the classroom."



See also: Kansas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Fitzgerald ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Kansas' 2nd District. Fitzgerald sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Fitzgerald won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 5. Fitzgerald defeated Mark S. Gilstrap in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Kelly Kultala (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Kansas State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Fitzgerald 51.5% 12,803
     Democratic Kelly Kultala Incumbent 48.5% 12,040
Total Votes 24,843

Kansas State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Fitzgerald 61.5% 2,298
Mark S. Gilstrap 38.5% 1,441
Total Votes 3,739

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzgerald is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzgerald raised a total of $250,991 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 3, 2013.[6]

Steve Fitzgerald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 5 Won $72,003
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 5 Defeated $127,792
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 5 Defeated $51,196
Grand Total Raised $250,991


Fitzgerald won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fitzgerald raised a total of $72,003.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Fitzgerald's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Party$10,145
Fitzgerald, Steve$4,954
Crossland Construction Co$2,000
Lewis, John G$2,000
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,154
Total Raised in 2012$72,003
Source:Follow the Money


Fitzgerald lost the election for the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Fitzgerald raised a total of $127,792.


Fitzgerald lost the election for the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Fitzgerald raised a total of $51,196.


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.[7]


Steve Fitzgerald received a score of 69.0%% in the 2013 index.[8]


Fitzgerald and wife, Francie, have three children.[2]

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Preceded by
Kelly Kultala (D)
Kansas State Senate District 5
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