Phil Hermanson

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Phil Hermanson
Phil Hermanson Headshot 2012.jpg
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 96th district
Opponent(s) Terry McLachlan (D)(2009), Brandon Whipple (D)(2011)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Personal details
Born (1965-02-28) February 28, 1965 (age 49)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Residence Wichita, Kansas
Religion Protestant
Website http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_hermanson_phil_1/ http://philhermanson.com

Phil Hermanson (born February 28, 1965) is the member of the Kansas House of Representatives for District 96, serving since 2009. He is a Republican. His district includes southwest Wichita, Kansas.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Hermanson is a lifelong resident of Wichita, Kansas. After graduating Goddard High School, five miles from Wichita, Kansas, he joined the United States Navy and served as a deep sea diver from 1983-1990. While in the military, Hermanson attended the University of Virginia and pursued his Bachelor's in Business.

Kansas Legislature[edit]

2008 election[edit]

On November 4, 2008, Hermanson was elected to the 96th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives to represent the southern district of Wichita, Kansas, defeating Terry McLachlan (D).[1] Hermanson raised $18,340 for his campaign, while McLachlan raised $43,623.[2]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 96
Candidates Votes Percent
Phil Hermanson (R) 3,442 50.2%
Terry McLachlan (D) 3,414 49.7%

2010 election[edit]

Hermanson won re-election to represent southern Wichita, Kansas for the 96th District seat against Brandon Whipple (D). Hermanson had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010, in Wichita, Kansas.[3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 96 General Election (2010)

Candidates Votes
Phil Hermanson (R) 2,660
Brandon Whipple (D) 2,355

Committee Assignments[edit]

Committee Assignments for 2009-2010[4]

  • Kansas House Commerce and Labor Company
  • Kansas House Financial Institutions Committee
  • Kansas House Health and Human Services Committee
  • Kansas House Insurance Committee

Committee Assignments for 2011-2012[5]

  • Kansas House Energy and Utilities Committee
  • Kansas House Financial Institutions Committee
  • Kansas House Health and Human Services Committee
  • Kansas House Insurance Committee, Vice Chair

Joint Committee Assignments for 2011-2012[6]

  • Joint House Committee for Tribal Relations
  • Joint House Committee for Special Claims Against the State

[edit]

  • HB2035 - Amending statutes regulating late-term and partial birth abortion.
  • HB2087 - Concerning the protection of rights granted under the constitution.
  • HB2126 - Elections; municipalities; primary and general election date change
  • HB2129 - Enacting the health care freedom act.
  • HB2156 - Five-year phase out of income tax on corporations.
  • HB2212 - Transferring moneys to the local ad valorem tax reduction fund.
  • HB2218 - Abortion regulation based on capacity of unborn child to feel pain.
  • HB2254 - Covenant marriages; procedures for divorce and separate maintenance.
  • HB2454 - Income tax checkoff; Kansas arts commission checkoff fund.
  • HB2533 - Amending requirements and penalties for failure to report suspected child abuse.
  • HB2534 - Amending requirements and penalties for failure to report death or disappearance of a child and interference with law enforcement.
  • HB2614 - Designating the junction between I-70 and US 183 as the CW2 Bryan J. Nichols fallen veterans memorial interchange.
  • HB2681 - Allowing the interstate purchase of accident and sickness insurance and establishing requirements for out-of-state insurers.[7]

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  • HCR5007 - Constitutional amendment to preserve right to choose health care services and participate in health insurance plan.
  • HR6005 - A RESOLUTION Honoring former Kansas Representative Don Rezac.
  • HR6013 - A RESOLUTION in memory of Jim Morrison.
  • HR6014 - A RESOLUTION honoring former Kansas representative Dick Wellman.
  • HR6019 - A RESOLUTION honoring former Kansas Representative Howard Sell.
  • HR6022 - A RESOLUTION recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child.
  • HR6030 - A RESOLUTION In memory of Representative Terry McLachlan
  • HR6031 - A RESOLUTION congratulating the Wichita State University Shockers for winning the 2011 National Invitation Tournament.
  • HR6032 - A RESOLUTION congratulating and commending Victor Ortiz for becoming the WBC welterweight boxing champion.
  • HCR5007 - Constitutional amendment to preserve right to choose health care services and participate in health insurance plan.
  • HR6006 - Memorials; Rocky Fund.
  • HR6014 - Designating the Honor and Remember Flag.[8]

Donations[edit]

The top 5 donors to Hermanson's 2010 campaign:[9]

  • 1. National Assoc of Realtors
  • 2. Koch Industries
  • 3. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • 4. Kansas Medical Society
  • 5. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Controversy[edit]

On May 26, 2010, Hermanson was found guilty of DUI resulting from a November 2009 incident in Wichita. He pleaded no contest. On July 8, 2010, he was sentenced to one-year probation for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Additionally, was ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs. He paid the fine within 30 days of the order, and completed his probation successfully.[10]

On May 16, 2012, the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission fined Hermanson's treasurer $500 for failing to provide documentation for $3700 in expenditures by the 2010 campaign.[11]

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