Dennis Pyle

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Dennis Pyle
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 1st district
Assumed office
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 49th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1961-02-04) February 4, 1961 (age 60)
Hiawatha, Kansas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jennifer Pyle
ResidenceHiawatha, Kansas

Dennis D. Pyle (born February 4, 1961) is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 1st district since 2005.[1] The American Conservative Union gave him an 81% evaluation in 2018.

Pyle attended Grace College of the Bible. He was a Kansas Representative for the 49th District from 2001 to 2002. He is married to Jennifer Pyle, and is a farmer in Hiawatha.

Committee assignments[edit]

Pyle serves on these legislative committees:[2]

  • Agriculture
  • Assessment and Taxation
  • Children's Issues
  • Special Claims Against the State
  • State-Tribal Relations
  • Utilities


Pyle's sponsored bills include:

  • A bill promoting trade between Kansas and Taiwan.[3]
  • A bill regarding income tax credit for some property taxes.[4]

Major donors[edit]

The top contributors to Pyle's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[5]

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.

Ethics complaint[edit]

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."[6] 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."[7] On June 28, Pyle was cleared of any wrongdoing.[8]


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