The Green Papers: Kansas 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Pat Roberts
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Pat Roberts
FEC S6KS00080

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; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,061,926; Dsb $754,453
  Candidate Republican     Al Zahnter

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
FEC H6KS01146; 30 Sep 15; Tot $288,095; Dsb $74,442
  Candidate Republican     Alan LaPolice
FEC H4KS01059; 30 Sep 15; Tot $14,620; Dsb $5,126
  Candidate Republican     Roger W. Marshall
FEC H6KS01179; 30 Sep 15; Tot $343,106; Dsb $150,620

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Lynn Jenkins
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Lynn Jenkins
FEC H8KS02090; 30 Sep 15; Tot $834,715; Dsb $286,432

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Kevin W. Yoder
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Reginald Wayne "Reggie" Marselus
FEC H4KS03170
  Candidate Democratic     Nathaniel Welton McLaughlin, Jr.
FEC H6KS03217
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kevin W. Yoder
FEC H0KS03137; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,022,053; Dsb $236,919

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Bernard "Dan" Giroux
FEC H6KS04165
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo
FEC H0KS04051; 30 Sep 15; Tot $391,591; Dsb $350,199

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 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: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Ron Estes
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

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): 3 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Moderate
  Right to Life
  Unity
 
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
  Kansas Constitution
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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