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Ty Masterson
TyMasterson.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 16
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
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2005 – 2008
Personal
Place of birthEl Dorado, Kansas
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Ty Masterson is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 16 since 2009. From 2005 to 2008, he was a Representative in the Kansas House of Representatives. He has also served on the Andover City Council.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Ways and Means, Chair
Utilities
Organization, Calendar and Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Sen. Masterson's priorities on the issues[1]:

  • Lower taxes
  • Pro-life
  • Traditional family values
  • Educational choice
  • Limited government
  • Government accountability and transparency
  • Encourage new industries
  • Against illegal immigration
  • Clean energy

Legislation

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Masterson includes:

  • A bill to repeal the insurance score act[2]
  • A resolution to encourage the creation of a U.S. laser defense program[3]
  • A resolution to establish a budget stabilization fund[4]
  • A resolution regarding the selection of supreme court justices[5]

Redistricting

Redistricting was a contentious issue during the 2012 session. In early April, Masterson described the situation, “In ‘Star Trek’ vernacular, shields are up, and weapons are hot.”[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Masterson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 16. Masterson was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Masterson was elected to the 16th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Peter DeVries (D).[10] In 2008 Masterson raised $90,902 for his campaign, while DeVries raised $62,579.[11]

Kansas State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngTy Masterson (R) 18,069 63.5%
Peter DeVries (D) 10,372 36.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Masterson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Masterson raised a total of $239,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/4/2013.[12]

Ty Masterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 16 Won $115,668
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $11,462
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 16 Won $90,902
2006 Kansas State House, District 99 Won $21,841
Grand Total Raised $239,873

2012

Masterson won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Masterson raised a total of $115,668.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ty Masterson's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,818
Steven II, Rodney L$2,000
Cox Communications$2,000
Farmers Insurance Group$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$115,668
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Masterson Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Masterson raised a total of $11,462.

2008

Masterson won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Masterson raised a total of $90,902.

2006

Masterson won election to the Kansas House of Represenatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Masterson raised a total of $21,841.

Asset sales

Masterson has expressed interest in selling state assets to generate revenue for the state and reduce the state’s liability to manage those assets.[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

Ty Masterson 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

Ty Masterson received a score of 69.0% in the 2013 index.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peggy Palmer
Kansas State Senate District 16
2009–present
Succeeded by
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