The Green Papers: Kansas 2014 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2014. Find 2015 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 5 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 2 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 4 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 5 August 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) / 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. Technically, in the Central time zone, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM. In the Mountain time zone, polling places open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 5 AM local time and close them no later than 7 PM.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) / 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p MST (0200 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. Technically, in the Central time zone, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM. In the Mountain time zone, polling places open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 5 AM local time and close them no later than 7 PM.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,863,813 (0.92% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Topeka
 

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Kansas State and Local Government

Kansas 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary. The convention date is 26 April 2014.


2014 Election Information from the Kansas Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Pat Roberts
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 460,350 53.15% Senator Pat Roberts
FEC S6KS00080; 24 Nov 14; Tot $6,667,832; Dsb $7,473,445
  Candidate Independent 368,372 42.53% Gregory John "Greg" Orman
FEC S8KS00227; 24 Nov 14; Tot $5,643,400; Dsb $5,639,365
  Candidate Libertarian 37,469 4.33% Randall Batson
FEC S4KS00143
Total 866,191 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator Jerry Moran
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Jerry Moran
FEC S0KS00091
  Candidate Republican     Al Zahnter

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 433,196 49.82% Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeff Colyer
  Candidate Democratic 401,100 46.13% state Representative Paul Davis
for Lieutenant Governor: Jill Docking
  Candidate Libertarian 35,206 4.05% Keen A. Umbehr
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua J. "Josh" Umbehr (son of Keen)
Total 869,502 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with Governor

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 138,764 67.97% Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
FEC H6KS01146; 24 Nov 14; Tot $844,313; Dsb $864,497
  Candidate Democratic 65,397 32.03% former Manhattan Mayor James Earl "Jim" Sherow
FEC H4KS01075; 24 Nov 14; Tot $171,662; Dsb $165,411
Total 204,161 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Lynn Jenkins
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 128,742 57.04% Congressman Lynn Jenkins
FEC H8KS02090; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,623,467; Dsb $3,090,674
  Candidate Democratic 87,153 38.62% Margie Wakefield
FEC H4KS02115; 24 Nov 14; Tot $783,560; Dsb $775,026
  Candidate Libertarian 9,791 4.34% Christopher Kelly "Chris" Clemmons
FEC H4KS02123
Total 225,686 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kevin W. Yoder
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 134,493 60.02% Congressman Kevin W. Yoder
FEC H0KS03137; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,143,611; Dsb $1,931,310
  Candidate Democratic 89,584 39.98% Kelly D. Kultala
FEC H4KS03188; 24 Nov 14; Tot $377,132; Dsb $375,940
Total 224,077 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 138,757 66.66% Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo
FEC H0KS04051; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,518,530; Dsb $2,587,953
  Candidate Democratic 69,396 33.34% Perry L. Schuckman
FEC H4KS04111; 24 Nov 14; Tot $8,420; Dsb $12,160
Total 208,153 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 508,926 59.20% Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach
  Candidate Democratic 350,692 40.80% former state Senator Jean Kurtis Schodorf
Unsuccessful primary candidate for the U.S. Congress as a Republican in 2010.
Total 859,618 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 564,766 66.77% Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  Candidate Democratic 281,105 33.23% A.J. Kotich
Total 845,871 100.00%  
 Article 1, Section 11 of the Kansas Constitution provides that where there is a vacancy in the office of the Attorney General, the Governor fills the vacancy by appointment for the duration of the term.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer Ron Estes
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 570,110 67.52% Treasurer Ron Estes
  Candidate Democratic 274,257 32.48% Carmen Alldritt
Total 844,367 100.00%  

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 512,679 61.51% Ken Selzer
  Candidate Democratic 320,862 38.49% Dennis Anderson
Total 833,541 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Moderate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
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Election Authority
  Kansas Secretary of State
  Vote! Kansas
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Kansas Legislature
Democratic
  Kansas Democratic Party
Republican
  Kansas Republican Party
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Kansas
  Justice Party of Kansas
  Kansans For Life
  Libertarian Party of Kansas
  Moderate Party of Kansas
  Reform Party of Kansas
  The Unity Party of Kansas
Media & others
  Baldwin City Signal
  Clay Center Dispatch
  Daily Globe - Atchison
  DMOZ - Kansas
  Dodge City Daily Globe
  Great Bend Tribune
  High Plains Journal - Dodge City
  Hillsboro Free Press
  Hillsboro Star-Journal
  Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
  Kansas Press Association
  KC Community News - Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Miami, Linn, Platte Counties
  KCTV - Kansas City
  Lawrence Journal-World
  Louisburg Herald
  Marion County Record
  Miami County Republic
  NewsLink.org - Kansas
  nwkansas.com - Nor'West Newspapers
  Osawatomie Graphic
  Ottawa Herald - Franklin County
  Politics1.com - Kansas
  The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
  The Ark Valley News - Valley Center
  The Butler County Times Gazette
  The Chanute Tribune
  The Coffey County Republican - Burlington
  The Daily Union - Junction City
  The De Soto Explorer
  The Emporia Gazette
  The Garden City Telegram
  The Gyp Hill Premiere - Medicine Lodge
  The Hays Daily News
  The Hutchinson News
  The Iola Register
  The Kansas City Star
  The Kiowa News
  The Leavenworth Times
  The Manhattan Mercury
  The McPherson Sentinel
  The Miami County Republic - Paola
  The Mirror - Tonganoxie
  The Morning Sun - Pittsburg
  The Newton Kansan
  The Olathe News - Olathe
  The Parsons Sun
  The Pratt Tribune - Pratt County
  The Topeka Capital-Journal
  The Wichita Eagle
  Vote! Kansas
  Winfield Courier

 


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