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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Kansas Policy Insitute

2015 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
KS Governor Laura Kelly Democratic 56%
KS State House 1 Mike Houser Republican 58%
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican 51%
KS State House 7 Richard Proehl Republican 48%
KS State House 9 Kent Thompson Republican 45%
KS State House 11 Jim Kelly Republican 40%
KS State House 13 Larry Hibbard Republican 60%
KS State House 19 Stephanie Clayton Democratic 65%
KS State House 22 Nancy Lusk Democratic 57%
KS State House 24 Jarrod Ousley Democratic 56%
KS State House 31 Louis Ruiz Democratic 49%
KS State House 32 Pam Curtis Democratic 60%
KS State House 33 Tom Burroughs Democratic 58%
KS State House 34 Valdenia Winn Democratic 55%
KS State House 35 Broderick Henderson Democratic 38%
KS State House 36 Kathy Wolfe Moore Democratic 56%
KS State House 37 Stan Frownfelter Democratic 57%
KS State House 38 Willie Dove Republican 51%
KS State House 43 Bill Sutton Republican 63%
KS State House 44 Barbara Ballard Democratic 65%
KS State House 46 Boog Highberger Democratic 51%
KS State House 50 Fred Patton Republican 56%
KS State House 51 Ron Highland Republican 60%
KS State House 54 Ken Corbet Republican 65%
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic 51%
KS State House 57 John Alcala Democratic 51%
KS State House 59 Blaine Finch Republican 60%
KS State House 62 Randy Garber Republican 56%
KS State House 65 Lonnie Clark Republican 50%
KS State House 66 Sydney Carlin Democratic 45%
KS State House 67 Tom Phillips Republican 52%
KS State House 69 J. R. Claeys Republican 65%
KS State House 70 John Barker Republican 49%
KS State House 71 Diana Dierks Republican 60%
KS State House 73 Les Mason Republican 44%
KS State House 75 Will Carpenter Republican 58%
KS State House 77 Kristey Williams Republican 50%
KS State House 78 Ron Ryckman, Jr. Republican 51%
KS State House 81 Blake Carpenter Republican 65%
KS State House 84 Gail Finney Democratic 60%
KS State House 86 Jim Ward Democratic 47%
KS State House 90 Steve Huebert Republican 48%
KS State House 92 John Carmichael Democratic 51%
KS State House 95 Tom Sawyer Democratic 56%
KS State House 96 Brandon Whipple Democratic 49%
KS State House 100 Daniel Hawkins Republican 51%
KS State House 101 Joe Seiwert Republican 52%
KS State House 103 Ponka-We Victors Democratic 58%
KS State House 107 Susan Concannon Republican 41%
KS State House 108 Steven Johnson Republican 41%
KS State House 109 Troy Waymaster Republican 42%
KS State House 114 Jack Thimesch Republican 50%
KS State House 116 Kyle Hoffman Republican 51%
KS State House 118 Don Hineman Republican 58%
KS State House 122 Russ Jennings Republican 58%
KS State House 125 Shannon Francis Republican 59%
KS State Senate 1 Dennis Pyle Republican 73%
KS State Senate 2 Marci Francisco Democratic 40%
KS State Senate 3 Tom Holland Democratic 41%
KS State Senate 4 David Haley Democratic 46%
KS State Senate 6 Pat Pettey Democratic 51%
KS State Senate 7 Barbara Bollier Democratic 55%
KS State Senate 8 Jim Denning Republican 63%
KS State Senate 9 Julia Lynn Republican 55%
KS State Senate 10 Mary Pilcher-Cook Republican 75%
KS State Senate 12 Caryn Tyson Republican 68%
KS State Senate 16 Ty Masterson Republican 51%
KS State Senate 17 Jeff Longbine Republican 45%
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic 43%
KS State Senate 22 Tom Hawk Democratic 46%
KS State Senate 23 Robert Olson Republican 59%
KS State Senate 26 Dan Kerschen Republican 38%
KS State Senate 27 Gene Suellentrop Republican 45%
KS State Senate 28 Mike Petersen Republican 46%
KS State Senate 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau Democratic 55%
KS State Senate 30 Susan Wagle Republican 52%
KS State Senate 31 Carolyn McGinn Republican 53%
KS State Senate 35 Rick Wilborn Republican 45%
KS State Senate 36 Elaine Bowers Republican 48%
KS State Senate 37 Molly Baumgardner Republican 64%
KS State Senate 38 Bud Estes Republican 51%
KS State Senate 39 John Doll Republican 58%
KS State Senate 40 Rick Billinger Republican 42%
KS Secretary of State Scott Schwab Republican 47%
KS Treasurer Jacob LaTurner 57%
Steve Abrams 57%
Steve Alford 40%
Steven Anthimides 44%
Tom Arpke 54%
Tony Barton 47%
Steven Becker 60%
Sue Boldra 49%
John Bradford 49%
Carolyn Bridges 40%
Terry Bruce 54%
Rob Bruchman 60%
Steve Brunk 53%
Larry Campbell 58%
Travis Couture-Lovelady 81%
Erin Davis 51%
Pete DeGraaf 77%
Les Donovan, Sr. 52%
John Edmonds 64%
Keith Esau 53%
John Ewy 40%
Steve Fitzgerald 50%
Linda Gallagher 60%
Mario Goico 44%
Ramon Gonzalez, Jr. 37%
Amanda Grosserode 76%
Dennis Hedke 51%
Lane Hemsley 38%
Jerry Henry 48%
Brett Hildabrand 66%
Don Hill 58%
Mitch Holmes 50%
Roderick Houston 40%
Becky Hutchins 44%
Mark Hutton 50%
Dick Jones 65%
Kevin Jones 64%
Mark Kahrs 71%
Kasha Kelley 63%
Mike Kiegerl 64%
Jeff King 52%
Marvin Kleeb 49%
Forrest Knox 50%
Harold Lane 41%
Greg Lewis 68%
Garrett Love 41%
Jerry Lunn 51%
Adam Lusker, Sr. 59%
Charles Macheers 53%
Peggy Mast 49%
Craig McPherson 67%
Jeff Melcher 63%
Ray Merrick 53%
Tom Moxley 48%
Connie O'Brien 49%
Michael O'Donnell 59%
Leslie Osterman 51%
Ralph Ostmeyer 55%
Janice Pauls 66%
Virgil Peck, Jr. 45%
Larry Powell 52%
Randy Powell 49%
Marty Read 44%
Marc Rhoades 56%
Melissa Rooker 58%
John Rubin 55%
Ronald Ryckman, Sr. 49%
Joseph Scapa 58%
Vicki Schmidt 50%
Don Schroeder 58%
Sharon Schwartz 48%
Tom Sloan 49%
Charles Smith 45%
Gregory Smith 59%
Susie Swanson 63%
Annie Tietze 41%
James Todd 53%
Ed Trimmer 50%
John Whitmer 51%
John Wilson 53%
Kay Wolf 64%

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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