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* [http://kansasvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=15573 Kansas Votes profile]
 
* [http://kansasvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=15573 Kansas Votes profile]
 
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/1631-vern-swanson-kansas State Surge - Legislative and voting track record]
 
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/1631-vern-swanson-kansas State Surge - Legislative and voting track record]
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=91142 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108181 2008]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137429 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126748 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108181 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=91142 2006]
  
 
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Vern Swanson
Vern Swanson.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 64
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Clay County Board of Education
1989 – 2001
Education
Bachelor'sEmporia State University (1969)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Service branchKansas Army National Guard
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Vern Swanson is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 64 since 2007.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Vision 2020, Vice-chair
Financial Institutions
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swanson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Swanson served on the following committees:

Issues

Swanson refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[1]

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swanson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 64. Swanson ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Philip Breitmeyer (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVern Swanson Incumbent 81% 4,541
     Libertarian Philip Breitmeyer 19% 1,064
Total Votes 5,605

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swanson won re-election to the 64th District seat in 2010 with no opposition. In the August 3rd primary election, Swanson defeated Republican primary opponent Michael Musselman by a margin of 1,553 to 1,236. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Swanson was re-elected to the 64th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition. [6] He raised $20,738 for his campaign. [7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngVern Swanson (R) 6,073 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swanson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Swanson raised a total of $108,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/19/2013.[8]

Vern Swanson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $27,137
2010 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $43,633
2008 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $20,738
2006 Kansas State House, District 64 Won $16,897
Grand Total Raised $108,405

2012

Swanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $27,137.

2010

Swanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $43,633.

2008

Swanson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $20,738.

2006

Swanson won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $16,897.

Scorecards

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.[9]

2013

Vern Swanson received a score of 40.0% in the 2013 index.[10]

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