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Rating Group: Kansas Policy Insitute

2017 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
KS Governor Laura Kelly Democratic 15%
KS Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers Democratic 29%
KS State House 1 Mike Houser Republican 80%
KS State House 3 Monica Murnan Democratic 16%
KS State House 4 Trevor Jacobs Republican 66%
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican 78%
KS State House 7 Richard Proehl Republican 21%
KS State House 9 Kent Thompson Republican 20%
KS State House 11 Jim Kelly Republican 22%
KS State House 12 Doug Blex Republican 49%
KS State House 13 Larry Hibbard Republican 22%
KS State House 16 Cindy Holscher Democratic 17%
KS State House 17 Tom Cox Republican 21%
KS State House 18 Cindy Neighbor Democratic 30%
KS State House 19 Stephanie Clayton Democratic 20%
KS State House 20 Jan Kessinger Republican 12%
KS State House 21 Jerry Stogsdill Democratic 29%
KS State House 22 Nancy Lusk Democratic 29%
KS State House 24 Jarrod Ousley Democratic 29%
KS State House 27 Sean Tarwater, Sr. Republican 35%
KS State House 29 Brett Parker Democratic 29%
KS State House 31 Louis Ruiz Democratic 37%
KS State House 32 Pam Curtis Democratic 29%
KS State House 33 Tom Burroughs Democratic 32%
KS State House 34 Valdenia Winn Democratic 34%
KS State House 35 Broderick Henderson Democratic 57%
KS State House 36 Kathy Wolfe Moore Democratic 34%
KS State House 37 Stan Frownfelter Democratic 35%
KS State House 38 Willie Dove Republican 61%
KS State House 41 Jeff Pittman Democratic 23%
KS State House 42 Jim Karleskint Republican 15%
KS State House 43 Bill Sutton Republican 66%
KS State House 44 Barbara Ballard Democratic 16%
KS State House 46 Boog Highberger Democratic 27%
KS State House 47 Ron Ellis Republican 55%
KS State House 50 Fred Patton Republican 32%
KS State House 51 Ron Highland Republican 59%
KS State House 52 Brenda Dietrich Republican 12%
KS State House 53 Jim Gartner Democratic 27%
KS State House 54 Ken Corbet Republican 78%
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic 37%
KS State House 56 Virgil Weigel Democratic 22%
KS State House 57 John Alcala Democratic 17%
KS State House 59 Blaine Finch Republican 39%
KS State House 60 Mark Schreiber Republican 20%
KS State House 61 Francis Awerkamp Republican 90%
KS State House 62 Randy Garber Republican 88%
KS State House 63 John Eplee Republican 22%
KS State House 65 Lonnie Clark Republican 32%
KS State House 66 Sydney Carlin Democratic 30%
KS State House 67 Tom Phillips Republican 22%
KS State House 68 Dave Baker Republican 22%
KS State House 69 J. R. Claeys Republican 65%
KS State House 70 John Barker Republican 59%
KS State House 71 Diana Dierks Republican 15%
KS State House 72 Tim Hodge Democratic 26%
KS State House 73 Les Mason Republican 55%
KS State House 75 Will Carpenter Republican 78%
KS State House 76 Eric Smith Republican 49%
KS State House 77 Kristey Williams Republican 71%
KS State House 78 Ron Ryckman, Jr. Republican 37%
KS State House 82 Jesse Burris Republican 100%
KS State House 83 Henry Helgerson, Jr. Democratic 34%
KS State House 84 Gail Finney Democratic 37%
KS State House 86 Jim Ward Democratic 34%
KS State House 88 Elizabeth Bishop Democratic 27%
KS State House 89 KC Ohaebosim Democratic 37%
KS State House 90 Steve Huebert Republican 74%
KS State House 92 John Carmichael Democratic 24%
KS State House 94 Leo Delperdang Republican 66%
KS State House 95 Tom Sawyer Democratic 38%
KS State House 96 Brandon Whipple Democratic 24%
KS State House 99 Susan Humphries Republican 68%
KS State House 100 Daniel Hawkins Republican 56%
KS State House 101 Joe Seiwert Republican 50%
KS State House 103 Ponka-We Victors Democratic 32%
KS State House 105 Brenda Landwehr Republican 62%
KS State House 107 Susan Concannon Republican 16%
KS State House 108 Steven Johnson Republican 21%
KS State House 109 Troy Waymaster Republican 24%
KS State House 110 Ken Rahjes Republican 71%
KS State House 112 Tory Arnberger Republican 60%
KS State House 114 Jack Thimesch Republican 51%
KS State House 115 Boyd Orr Republican 20%
KS State House 116 Kyle Hoffman Republican 63%
KS State House 117 Leonard Mastroni Republican 20%
KS State House 118 Don Hineman Republican 24%
KS State House 119 Bradley Ralph Republican 22%
KS State House 121 John Resman Republican 72%
KS State House 122 Russ Jennings Republican 27%
KS State House 123 John Wheeler, Jr. Republican 22%
KS State House 125 Shannon Francis Republican 48%
KS State Senate 1 Dennis Pyle Republican 88%
KS State Senate 2 Marci Francisco Democratic 28%
KS State Senate 3 Tom Holland Democratic 29%
KS State Senate 4 David Haley Democratic 26%
KS State Senate 6 Pat Pettey Democratic 29%
KS State Senate 7 Barbara Bollier Democratic 15%
KS State Senate 8 Jim Denning Republican 29%
KS State Senate 9 Julia Lynn Republican 57%
KS State Senate 10 Mary Pilcher-Cook Republican 85%
KS State Senate 11 John Skubal Republican 12%
KS State Senate 12 Caryn Tyson Republican 88%
KS State Senate 13 Richard Hilderbrand Republican 55%
KS State Senate 14 Bruce Givens Republican 12%
KS State Senate 15 Dan Goddard Republican 12%
KS State Senate 16 Ty Masterson Republican 72%
KS State Senate 17 Jeff Longbine Republican 12%
KS State Senate 18 Vic Miller Democratic 21%
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic 29%
KS State Senate 21 Dinah Sykes Democratic 9%
KS State Senate 22 Tom Hawk Democratic 29%
KS State Senate 23 Robert Olson Republican 88%
KS State Senate 24 Randall Hardy Republican 12%
KS State Senate 26 Dan Kerschen Republican 12%
KS State Senate 27 Gene Suellentrop Republican 78%
KS State Senate 28 Mike Petersen Republican 46%
KS State Senate 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau Democratic 29%
KS State Senate 30 Susan Wagle Republican 59%
KS State Senate 31 Carolyn McGinn Republican 15%
KS State Senate 32 Larry Alley Republican 68%
KS State Senate 33 Mary Jo Taylor Republican 12%
KS State Senate 34 Edward Berger Republican 12%
KS State Senate 35 Rick Wilborn Republican 12%
KS State Senate 36 Elaine Bowers Republican 15%
KS State Senate 37 Molly Baumgardner Republican 74%
KS State Senate 38 Bud Estes Republican 31%
KS State Senate 39 John Doll Republican 12%
KS State Senate 40 Rick Billinger Republican 18%
KS Secretary of State Scott Schwab Republican 55%
KS Council Member Ward 5 John Skubal 12%
KS Commissioner At-Large Randall Hardy 12%
KS Treasurer Jacob LaTurner 64%
Steve Alford 22%
Clay Aurand 39%
Steven Becker 17%
Shelee Brim 16%
Larry Campbell 22%
Steven Crum 29%
Erin Davis 37%
Debbie Deere 17%
Pete DeGraaf 77%
Roger Elliott 12%
Keith Esau 71%
Steve Fitzgerald 74%
Linda Gallagher 15%
Mary Good 21%
Kevin Jones 76%
Anita Judd-Jenkins 12%
Joy Koesten 15%
Greg Lakin 37%
Greg Lewis 20%
Adam Lusker, Sr. 23%
Patty Markley 15%
Leslie Osterman 59%
Eber Phelps 37%
Larry Powell 87%
Abe Rafie 39%
Melissa Rooker 15%
Vicki Schmidt 15%
Don Schroeder 23%
Tom Sloan 17%
Gregory Smith 22%
Susie Swanson 20%
Patsy Terrell 34%
Ed Trimmer 24%
Chuck Weber 61%
John Whitmer 79%
John Wilson 17%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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