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Kansas Delegation Profiles

Kansas Delegation Profiles

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)


Republican Jerry Moran, who won his Senate seat in 2010 after nearly 15 years in the US House, is the junior senator from

Kansas. In the House, Moran developed a reputation as a moderate, although he says he sees himself as a traditional

Republican. He sometimes went his own way on major issues that split the two parties. He was one of 25 House Republicans

who opposed the 2003 GOP Medicare prescription drug bill. Moran said the bill did not do enough to lower prescription drug

prices, and he favored a Democratic proposal to give federal officials negotiating authority to lower drug costs. He later joined
Democrats in backing an expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. One of Moran’s first acts as a senator was to

join the Senate Tea Party Caucus, a group formed to capitalize on the momentum of tea party activists during campaigns
around the country in 2010. He was one of just 26 senators to oppose the bipartisan deal to raise the nation’s debt limit in
August 2011, noting that the $21 billion in deficit reduction over the first year of the agreement would cover less than a week’s
worth of borrowing. Continuing his interest in trade with Cuba, Moran got a provision into the Senate’s 2012 financial services bill

to ease agricultural trade with Cuba by allowing direct cash payments from Cuban buyers to US institutions. It was stripped out

of the final omnibus appropriations bill, however.

State Profile Biography Election Results

State: Kansas First Elected: 11/2/2010 2016 General

Status: Junior Senator Party: Republican Jerry Moran (R) 62%

Serving with: Pat Roberts (R) Birth date: 5/29/1954 Patrick Wiesner (D) 32%

Cook PVI: R+13 Education: U. of KS, B.S. 1976, J.D. 1981

Official Contact Info Family: Spouse: Robba Addison, 2 children Committees
Capitol Hill Office Building: Dirksen
Room Number: 521 • Appropriations
Phone Number: (202) 224-6521 • Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
Facebook: @jerrymoran • Commerce, Science & Transportation
• Indian Affairs
• Veterans' Affairs

Instagram: @senjerrymoran

Twitter: @JerryMoran 1-800-BANKERS

Slide updated: January 17, 2019

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)


Republican Pat Roberts, first elected in 1996, is the senior senator from Kansas. Pat Roberts graduated from Kansas State

University with a journalism degree. In 1967, he worked for two years as an aide to Sen. Frank Carlson, and then 12 years
as chief aide to Rep. Keith Sebelius. In 1980, he won Sebelius’ seat in the general election. For 14 years, he was in the
minority party in the House. He concentrated on farm issues, his voting record was moderate, and he looked after Kansas’

interests. In 1996, Roberts ran successfully for the Senate, winning the seat of retiring Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum. He

is often compared to fellow Kansan and former Senator Bob Dole for his blunt plain-spokenness and acerbic wit. But

Roberts is more conservative than Dole and has shunned the leadership ranks to make his mark on agricultural and

national security issues. After surviving a close re-election contest in 2014, he became chairman of the Senate Agriculture

Committee. On the committee, Roberts has tried to encourage farm exports in many ways, opposing cargo preferences and

urging expanded powers for the president to negotiate trade deals and replenishment of International Monetary Fund funds.
His other major sphere of influence is national security, and blocked the transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Kansas’

maximum security prison.

State Profile Biography Election Results

State: Kansas First Elected: 11/5/1996 2014 General

Status: Senior Senator Party: Republican Pat Roberts (R) 53%

Serving with: Jerry Moran (R) Birth date: 4/20/1936 Greg Orman (I) 43%

Cook PVI: R+13 Education: KS St. U., B.A. 1958

Official Contact Info Family: Spouse: Frankie Fann, 3 children ; 5 Committees
Capitol Hill Office Building: Hart grandchildren
Room Number: 109 • Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Chair)
Phone Number: (202) 224-4774 • Finance
Facebook: @SenPatRoberts • Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
• Rules and Administration
• Ethics

Instagram: @senpatroberts

Twitter: @SenPatRoberts 1-800-BANKERS

Slide updated: January 17, 2019

Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS-1)


Republican Roger Marshall represents Kansas' 1st Congressional District and serves as an OB-GYN in Great Bend, Kansas.
He was born in El Dorado, Kansas on August 9, 1960. He has been married to his wife Laina for 32 years and is the father of
four children. He also served as chairman of the board of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years. A lifelong Republican,
Dr. Marshall is committed to bring his medical and family experience to Congress. He has served seven years in the Army
Reserves, where he trained a mobile hospital support unit, rising to the rank of captain. He is also a board member of
Farmers Bank and Trust, and served as commissioner of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism before
running for Congress. Marshall beat out Republican incumbent Tim Huelskamp in a fierce August 2016 primary where over
$2.5 million was spent between the two candidates.

District Profile Biography Election Results 68%
State: Kansas 2018 General 32%
District: 1st First Elected: 11/8/2016
Central and West Roger Marshall (R)
Cook PVI: R+24 Party: Republican Alan LaPolice (D)

Official Contact Info Birth date: 8/9/1960 Committees
Capitol Hill Office Building: Cannon
Room Number: 312 Education: MD, University of Kansas School of • Agriculture
Phone Number: (202) 225-2715 Medicine, 1987;, Butler County Community • Science, Space, and Technology
Facebook: @DrRogerMarshall College, 1980; BS, Biochemistry, Kansas State
Instagram: @repmarshall University
Family: Spouse: Laina, 4 children ; 1 1-800-BANKERS grandchild

Slide updated: February 05, 2019

Rep. Steven Watkins (R-KS-2)


A sixth-generation Kansan, Watkins grew up in Topeka. From 1994 to 2004, Watkins served in the Army, earning the rank of
captain and serving as a qualified Airborne Ranger. After serving in the Army, he was an engineering and business
consultant at Versar Incorporated. Watkins attempted to climb Mount Everest in 2015 when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake
struck Nepal, killing over 8,500 people, including six people from his team. During his campaign, he advocated for a strong
national defense and emphasized that cybersecurity is a pressing issue. He supports military action in Syria, reducing the
national debt, and protecting the Second Amendment.

District Profile Biography Election Results 48%
State: Kansas 2018 General 46%
District: 2nd First Elected: 11/6/2018
Eastern: Topeka Steven Watkins (R)
Cook PVI: R+10 Party: Republican Paul Davis (D)

Official Contact Info Birth date: 9/18/1976 Committees
Capitol Hill Office Building: Longworth • Education and Labor
Room Number: 1205 Education: MC/MCA, Public Policy Analysis, • Foreign Affairs
Phone Number: (202) 225-6601 Harvard University, 2016-2017; Master's, • Veterans' Affairs
Facebook: TBD Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
Instagram: TBD 2009-2010; BS, Engineering, United States
Twitter: TBD Military Academy at West Port, 1995-1999;
Certified, Project Management, Project 1-800-BANKERS Management Institute

Slide updated: February 05, 2019 Family: Spouse: Fong Liu

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS-3)


Davids grew up in Kansas and graduated from Johnson County Community College. In 2010, she earned a law degree from
Cornell University. Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin. Before running for
office, she served as the chair of the board of directors of Twelve Clans and as a White House fellow in the Transportation
Department. Davids believes climate change should be addressed immediately and that Kansas is uniquely positioned to
capitalize on wind energy. Her campaign focused on an economic platform that included a tax cut for the middle class,
incentivizing health care benefits for small businesses and creating a child-care tax credit. Davids supports the continued
expansion of Medicaid and enabling Medicare to negotiate drug prices.

District Profile Biography Election Results 53%
State: Kansas 2018 General 44%
District: 3rd First Elected: 11/6/2018
Greater Kansas City Sharice Davids (D)
Cook PVI: R+4 Party: Democrat Kevin Yoder (R)

Official Contact Info Birth date: 5/22/1980 Committees
Capitol Hill Office Building: Longworth
Room Number: 1541 Education: JD, Business Law, Cornell • Small Business
Phone Number: (202) 225-2865 University Law School, 2007-2010; BA, • Transportation and Infrastructure
Facebook: TBD Business Administration, University of
Instagram: TBD Missouri-Kansas City., 2004-2007; Attended,
Twitter: TBD University of Kansas; Attended, Haskell Indian
Nations University; Attended, Johnson County 1-800-BANKERS Community College

Slide updated: February 05, 2019 Family: Unknown

Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS-4)


Prior to his election to the House, Estes served as the state treasurer of Kansas for seven years. Estes, a fifth generation
Kansan, visited all 105 counties across the state as treasurer. In 2017, after Mike Pompeo vacated his House seat to head
the CIA, Estes ran to take his place in what was widely considered a safely conservative district. President Trump won the
district by 27 points and Pompeo won by 31 points in 2016. However, GOP Governor Sam Brownback’s deep unpopularity,
along with Democratic enthusiasm in turning out to vote, had Republicans worried in the days leading up to the election. In
the end, Estes won by about 7 points with the help of a last-minute influx of support from prominent GOP leaders like
President Trump and Senator Ted Cruz. National Democrats did not help fundraise for Estes’ opponent. Estes cited low voter
turnout as the reason for his slim margin of victory.

District Profile Biography Election Results 60%
State: Kansas 2018 General 40%
District: 4th First Elected: 4/11/2017
South Central: Wichita Ron Estes (R)
Cook PVI: R+15 Party: Republican James Thompson (D)

Official Contact Info Birth date: 7/19/1956 Committees
Capitol Hill Office Building: Longworth • Ways and Means
Room Number: 1524 Education: BA, Civil Engineering, Tennessee
Phone Number: (202) 225-6216 Technological University; MBA, Business
Facebook: @RepRonEstes Administration, Tennessee Technological
Instagram: @RepRonEstes University
Twitter: @RepRonEstes
Family: Spouse: Susan, 3 children 1-800-BANKERS

Slide updated: February 05, 2019

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