Pete Brungardt

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Pete Brungardt
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 24th district
In office
Succeeded by Tom Arpke
Personal details
Born January 30, 1947
Salina, Kansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rosie Brungardt
Residence Salina, Kansas
Alma mater Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Profession optometrist
Religion Catholic

Pete Brungardt is a former Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 24th District from 2001 to 2013. His previous political experiences include the Salina City Planning Commission (1986–1991), Salina City Commission (1991–1999), and Mayor of Salina (1993–1994, 1998–1999).

An optometrist,[1] he is married to Rosie Brungardt.

Committee assignments[edit]

Brungardt served on these legislative committees:[2]

  • Federal and State Affairs (chair)
  • Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations (chair)
  • Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight (vice-chair)
  • Ethics and Elections
  • Calendar and Rules
  • Public Health and Welfare

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Brungardt's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:

Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Kansas Bankers Association, Senate Republican Leadership Committee of Kansas, Kansas National Education Association, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Association of Realtors

Financial, insurance and real estate companies were his largest donor group.



Brungardt was defeated by Tom Arpke in the August 7, 2012 Republican primary, by a margin of 5,413 to 4,354. Arpke went on to defeat Democratic nominee Janice Norlin in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]


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