Kansas State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections

Kansas State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Kansas State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 8 Pending
Republican Party 32 Pending
Total 40 40

Kansas State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Terrie Huntington Republican Senate District 7
John Vratil Republican Senate District 11
Mark Taddiken Republican Senate District 21
Ray Merrick Republican Senate District 37

List of Kansas State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Steve Lukert (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Marje A. Cochren: 3,407
  • Dennis D. Pyle: 6,730 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Lukert
  • (Republican Party) Dennis D. Pyle (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Marci Francisco (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Ronald B. Ellis: 2,588 (Winner)
  • Jeremy Ryan Pierce: 1,493

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Marci Francisco (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Ronald B. Ellis

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Tom Holland (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • James C. "J.C." Tellefson: 1,449
  • Anthony Brown: 3,136 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tom Holland (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Anthony Brown

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • David Haley (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Joe Ward (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) David Haley (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Joe Ward

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Kelly Kultala (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Steve Fitzgerald: 2,298 (Winner)
  • Mark S. Gilstrap: 1,441

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kelly Kultala
  • (Republican Party) Steve Fitzgerald (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Mario Escobar: 695
  • Pat Pettey: 1,842 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Chris Steineger (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Pat Pettey (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Chris Steineger

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Kyle B. Russell (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • David Harvey: 3,889
  • Kay Wolf: 5,176 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kyle B. Russell
  • (Republican Party) Kay Wolf (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Lisa Johnston (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Thomas (Tim) C. Owens: 3,161
  • Jim Denning: 4,796 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Lisa Johnston
  • (Republican Party) Jim Denning (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Merlin D. Ring (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Julia Lynn (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Merlin D. Ring
  • (Republican Party) Julia Lynn (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Mark J. Greene (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Mary Pilcher-Cook: 4,514 (Winner)
  • Tom Wertz: 2,509

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark J. Greene
  • (Republican Party) Mary Pilcher-Cook (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Michael F. Delaney (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Jeff Melcher: 5,479 (Winner)
  • Pat Colloton: 3,748

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael F. Delaney
  • Jeff Melcher (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Denise Cassells (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • John C. Coen: 4,864
  • Caryn Tyson: 6,226 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Denise Cassells
  • (Republican Party) Caryn Tyson (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Gene Garman (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Jacob LaTurner: 3,857 (Winner)
  • Bob Marshall: 2,879

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gene Garman
  • (Republican Party) Jacob LaTurner (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Eden Fuson (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • John Grange: 5,254
  • Forrest Knox: 7,416 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Eden Fuson
  • (Republican Party) Forrest Knox (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Jeff King: 5,668 (Winner)
  • Dwayne Umbarger: 4,224

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jeff King (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Ty Masterson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Ty Masterson (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Susan K. Moran (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • James P. Fawcett: 2,619
  • Jeff Longbine: 3,858 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Susan K. Moran
  • (Republican Party) Jeff Longbine (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Laura Kelly (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Dick Barta: 5,093 (Winner)
  • Cristina L. Fischer: 855
  • Gary L. Parnell: 756

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Laura Kelly (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Dick Barta

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Anthony Hensley (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Matthew F. Windheuser: 978
  • Casey W. Moore: 4,238 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Anthony Hensley
  • (Republican Party) Casey W. Moore (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Terry L. Crowder (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Joe Patton: 5,587
  • Vicki L. Schmidt: 5,747 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) Libertarian candidates:

  • Clarence Hinchey (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Terry L. Crowder
  • (Republican Party) Vicki L. Schmidt (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Clarence Hinchey

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Juanita Roy (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Joe Beveridge: 3,290
  • Greg Smith: 3,581 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Juanita Roy
  • (Republican Party) Greg Smith (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Tom Hawk (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Joe Knopp: 2,134
  • Bob Reader: 3,318 (Winner)
  • Roger P. Reitz: 2,251

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tom Hawk (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bob Reader

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Steve Wright (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Rob Olson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Wright
  • (Republican Party) Rob Olson (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Janice Norlin (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Tom Arpke: 5,413 (Winner)
  • Pete Brungardt: 4,354

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Janice Norlin
  • (Republican Party) Tom Arpke (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Timothy L. Snow: 957 (Winner)
  • Perry Schuckman: 874

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Michael O'Donnell: 2,785 (Winner)
  • Jean Kurtis Schodorf: 1,949

(Libertarian Party) Libertarian candidates:

  • Dave Thomas (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Timothy L. Snow
  • (Republican Party) Michael O'Donnell (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Dave Thomas

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Dan Kerschen: 3,911 (Winner)
  • Dick Kelsey: 2,883

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Dan Kerschen (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Diana Cubbage (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Leslie D. "Les" Donovan Sr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Diana Cubbage
  • (Republican Party) Leslie D. "Les" Donovan Sr. (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Keith Humphrey (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Mike Petersen (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Keith Humphrey
  • (Republican Party) Mike Petersen (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Oletha Faust-Goudeau: 2,103 (Winner)
  • KC Ohaebosim: 579

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Kenya Cox (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) Libertarian candidates:

  • Carl Kramer (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Oletha Faust-Goudeau (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Kenya Cox
  • (Libertarian Party) Carl Kramer

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Patrick K. Cantwell (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Susan Wagle (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Patrick K. Cantwell
  • (Republican Party) Susan Wagle (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Gary Mason: 3,893
  • Carolyn McGinn: 4,770 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Carolyn McGinn (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Steve E. Abrams: 4,886 (Winner)
  • Miranda Allen: 4,425

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Steve E. Abrams (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Ruth Teichman: 6,762
  • Mitch Holmes: 7,635 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Mitch Holmes (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Mark R. Treaster (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Terry Bruce (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark R. Treaster
  • (Republican Party) Terry Bruce (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Jesse Bryant: 2,346
  • Jay Scott Emler: 6,435 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) Libertarian candidates:

  • Jesse Bryant (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jay Scott Emler (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Jesse Bryant

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Marquis Clark (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Kyle Abbott: 5,216
  • Elaine Bowers: 9,377 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Marquis Clark
  • (Republican Party) Elaine Bowers (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Pat Apple: 4,751 (Winner)
  • Daniel B. Campbell: 441
  • Charlotte O'Hara: 2,165

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Pat Apple (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Johnny Dunlap II (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Garrett Love (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Johnny Dunlap II
  • (Republican Party) Garrett Love (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • Stephen R. Morris: 4,737
  • Larry Powell: 5,106 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Larry Powell (Winner)

2012 Kansas State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) August 7 Democratic Primary

  • Allen Clark Schmidt (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 7 GOP Primary

  • John E. Miller: 4,078
  • Ralph Ostmeyer: 7,396 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Allen Clark Schmidt
  • (Republican Party) Ralph Ostmeyer (Winner)

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