Terry Bruce

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Terry Bruce
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Kansas State Senate District 34
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University
J.D.University of Kansas School of Law
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Terry Bruce is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Bruce's professional experience includes working as as an Assistant District Attorney for Reno County, Kansas.


Senator Bruce's campaign commercial

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Confirmation Oversight, Chair
Interstate Cooperation, Vice-chair
Organization, Calendar and Rules, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Assessment and Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Bruce includes:[1]

  • An amendment to require the Senate's consent of Supreme Court justice appointments[2]
  • An amendment to create a budget stabilization fund[3]
  • Multiple bills regarding criminal penalties[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Bruce won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 34. Bruce was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Mark R. Treaster (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Kansas State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Bruce Incumbent 59.9% 16,007
     Democratic Mark R. Treaster 40.1% 10,711
Total Votes 26,718

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bruce was re-elected to the 34th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating David A. Inskeep (D). [8] Bruce raised $104,719 for his campaign, while Inskeep raised $80,684. [9]

Kansas State Senate, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Bruce (R) 15,927 61.1%
David A. Inskeep (D) 10,115 38.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bruce is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Bruce raised a total of $338,693 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[10]

Terry Bruce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 34 Won $137,256
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $-1,286
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 34 Won $104,719
2006 Kansas State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $19,657
2004 Kansas State Senate, District 34 Won $78,347
Grand Total Raised $338,693

2012

Bruce won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bruce raised a total of $137,256.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terry Bruce's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$3,500
Security Benefit Life Insurance$3,000
Kansas Repub Senatorial Comm$2,950
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,398
Steven II, Rodney L$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$137,256
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bruce Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bruce raised a total of $-1,286.

2008

Bruce won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bruce raised a total of $104,719.

2006

Bruce was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Bruce raised a total of $19,657.

2004

Bruce won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Bruce raised a total of $78,347.

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

2010

Terry Bruce received a rating of 87% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[12]

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.[13]

2013

Terry Bruce received a score of 63.8% in the 2013 index.[14]

Personal

Bruce has a wife, Sarah.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Kerr
Kansas State Senate District 34
2005–present
Succeeded by
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