Tobias Schlingensiepen

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Tobias Schlingensiepen is a Topeka, Kansas pastor and police chaplain. He was the Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Kansas's 2nd congressional district in 2012.[1]

Political career[edit]

Schlingensiepen's involvement in the political process began when state funding cuts threatened to shut down the Kansas Neurological Institute in 2011. Schlingensiepen organized a bipartisan coalition to convince lawmakers to keep the Institute open.[2]

2012 U.S. House campaign[edit]

Schlingensiepen won the 2nd District primary election on August 7, 2012, and then received the endorsement of his Democratic rival, Bob Eye. Together, Eye and Schlingensiepen received 75% of the primary vote.[3] Schlingensiepen faced incumbent and Republican nominee Lynn Jenkins and Libertarian nominee Dennis Hawver in the general election. Lynn Jenkins won re-election.

Personal life[edit]

Schlingensiepen and his wife, Abigail, have eight children.[1]


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