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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Kansas Policy Insitute

2016 Lifetime Scores

State Office District Name Party Rating
KS Governor Laura Kelly Democratic 35%
KS State House 1 Mike Houser Republican 73%
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican 71%
KS State House 7 Richard Proehl Republican 50%
KS State House 9 Kent Thompson Republican 58%
KS State House 11 Jim Kelly Republican 52%
KS State House 13 Larry Hibbard Republican 49%
KS State House 19 Stephanie Clayton Democratic 44%
KS State House 22 Nancy Lusk Democratic 37%
KS State House 24 Jarrod Ousley Democratic 46%
KS State House 31 Louis Ruiz Democratic 31%
KS State House 32 Pam Curtis Democratic 35%
KS State House 33 Tom Burroughs Democratic 33%
KS State House 34 Valdenia Winn Democratic 34%
KS State House 35 Broderick Henderson Democratic 29%
KS State House 36 Kathy Wolfe Moore Democratic 31%
KS State House 37 Stan Frownfelter Democratic 32%
KS State House 38 Willie Dove Republican 68%
KS State House 43 Bill Sutton Republican 74%
KS State House 44 Barbara Ballard Democratic 34%
KS State House 46 Boog Highberger Democratic 37%
KS State House 50 Fred Patton Republican 57%
KS State House 51 Ron Highland Republican 70%
KS State House 54 Ken Corbet Republican 74%
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic 31%
KS State House 57 John Alcala Democratic 35%
KS State House 59 Blaine Finch Republican 52%
KS State House 62 Randy Garber Republican 78%
KS State House 65 Lonnie Clark Republican 49%
KS State House 66 Sydney Carlin Democratic 33%
KS State House 67 Tom Phillips Republican 49%
KS State House 69 J. R. Claeys Republican 68%
KS State House 70 John Barker Republican 64%
KS State House 71 Diana Dierks Republican 49%
KS State House 73 Les Mason Republican 62%
KS State House 75 Will Carpenter Republican 68%
KS State House 77 Kristey Williams Republican 60%
KS State House 78 Ron Ryckman, Jr. Republican 65%
KS State House 81 Blake Carpenter Republican 79%
KS State House 84 Gail Finney Democratic 33%
KS State House 86 Jim Ward Democratic 36%
KS State House 90 Steve Huebert Republican 68%
KS State House 92 John Carmichael Democratic 33%
KS State House 95 Tom Sawyer Democratic 39%
KS State House 96 Brandon Whipple Democratic 43%
KS State House 100 Daniel Hawkins Republican 62%
KS State House 101 Joe Seiwert Republican 63%
KS State House 103 Ponka-We Victors Democratic 35%
KS State House 107 Susan Concannon Republican 48%
KS State House 108 Steven Johnson Republican 58%
KS State House 109 Troy Waymaster Republican 57%
KS State House 114 Jack Thimesch Republican 61%
KS State House 116 Kyle Hoffman Republican 66%
KS State House 118 Don Hineman Republican 48%
KS State House 122 Russ Jennings Republican 55%
KS State House 125 Shannon Francis Republican 59%
KS State Senate 1 Dennis Pyle Republican 77%
KS State Senate 2 Marci Francisco Democratic 30%
KS State Senate 3 Tom Holland Democratic 30%
KS State Senate 4 David Haley Democratic 37%
KS State Senate 6 Pat Pettey Democratic 39%
KS State Senate 7 Barbara Bollier Democratic 39%
KS State Senate 8 Jim Denning Republican 67%
KS State Senate 9 Julia Lynn Republican 64%
KS State Senate 10 Mary Pilcher-Cook Republican 80%
KS State Senate 12 Caryn Tyson Republican 79%
KS State Senate 16 Ty Masterson Republican 64%
KS State Senate 17 Jeff Longbine Republican 49%
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic 31%
KS State Senate 22 Tom Hawk Democratic 34%
KS State Senate 23 Robert Olson Republican 68%
KS State Senate 26 Dan Kerschen Republican 54%
KS State Senate 27 Gene Suellentrop Republican 69%
KS State Senate 28 Mike Petersen Republican 61%
KS State Senate 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau Democratic 40%
KS State Senate 30 Susan Wagle Republican 62%
KS State Senate 31 Carolyn McGinn Republican 41%
KS State Senate 35 Rick Wilborn Republican 50%
KS State Senate 36 Elaine Bowers Republican 56%
KS State Senate 37 Molly Baumgardner Republican 60%
KS State Senate 38 Bud Estes Republican 62%
KS State Senate 39 John Doll Republican 43%
KS State Senate 40 Rick Billinger Republican 53%
KS Secretary of State Scott Schwab Republican 63%
KS Treasurer Jacob LaTurner 65%
Steve Abrams 63%
Steve Alford 56%
Steven Anthimides 50%
Tom Arpke 68%
Tony Barton 68%
Steven Becker 46%
Sue Boldra 59%
John Bradford 66%
Terry Bruce 60%
Rob Bruchman 70%
Larry Campbell 52%
Erin Davis 63%
Pete DeGraaf 84%
Les Donovan, Sr. 63%
John Edmonds 58%
Keith Esau 76%
John Ewy 49%
Steve Fitzgerald 65%
Linda Gallagher 53%
Mario Goico 64%
Ramon Gonzalez, Jr. 51%
Amanda Grosserode 87%
Dennis Hedke 68%
Lane Hemsley 60%
Jerry Henry 33%
Brett Hildabrand 82%
Don Hill 40%
Mitch Holmes 65%
Roderick Houston 37%
Becky Hutchins 64%
Mark Hutton 65%
Dick Jones 71%
Kevin Jones 77%
Mark Kahrs 78%
Kasha Kelley 74%
Mike Kiegerl 69%
Jeff King 59%
Marvin Kleeb 63%
Forrest Knox 65%
Greg Lewis 60%
Garrett Love 60%
Jerry Lunn 68%
Adam Lusker, Sr. 38%
Charles Macheers 73%
Peggy Mast 67%
Craig McPherson 85%
Jeff Melcher 71%
Ray Merrick 70%
Tom Moxley 44%
Connie O'Brien 69%
Michael O'Donnell 67%
Leslie Osterman 65%
Ralph Ostmeyer 66%
Janice Pauls 44%
Virgil Peck, Jr. 67%
Larry Powell 66%
Randy Powell 70%
Marty Read 64%
Marc Rhoades 75%
Melissa Rooker 41%
John Rubin 71%
Ronald Ryckman, Sr. 60%
Joseph Scapa 77%
Vicki Schmidt 42%
Don Schroeder 55%
Sharon Schwartz 62%
Tom Sloan 39%
Charles Smith 51%
Gregory Smith 69%
Susie Swanson 59%
Annie Tietze 27%
James Todd 67%
Ed Trimmer 32%
John Whitmer 71%
John Wilson 39%
Kay Wolf 47%

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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