|Member of the Kansas Senate|
from the 1st district
Assumed office |
February 4, 1961|
- Assessment and Taxation
- Children's Issues
- Special Claims Against the State
- State-Tribal Relations
Pyle's sponsored bills include:
- A bill promoting trade between Kansas and Taiwan.
- A bill regarding income tax credit for some property taxes.
The top contributors to Pyle's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:
Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, State of Kansas Department of Administration, Kansas Medical Society, Brown County Republican Central Committee, Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee
Party committees were his largest donor group.
On June 5, 2010, it was made public that a formal ethics complaint had been filed against Pyle, "alleging improper expenditures from his Senate campaign account on a trip to Washington, D.C., to evaluate support for his challenge of U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins." The complaint specifically alleged "Pyle violated state campaign finance laws by using money raised for a state campaign for activities related to possible federal campaign." On June 28, Pyle was cleared of any wrongdoing.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- SB 1843 on State Surge
- SB 0617 on State Surge
- Pyle 2008 Campaign Contributions
- CJOnline - Pyle campaign violation alleged
- Associated Press - Kansas 2nd District candidate faces ethics complaint
- Topeka Capital-Journal - Pyle: Ethics complaint dropped