Garrett Love

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Garrett Love
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 38th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Tim Huelskamp
Personal details
Born 1988 (age 28–29)
Montezuma, Kansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Caley Love
Residence Montezuma, Kansas
Alma mater Washburn University, Fort Hays State University
Profession Farmer

Garrett Love is an American Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 38th District since 2011.

Love is a Montezuma farmer,[1] and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Washburn University[2] and an MBA from Fort Hays State University.[3]


Love defeated 12-term incumbent Melvin Neufeld in the Republican primary for the Kansas House of Representatives on August 3, 2010 by a 2,079-1,042 margin.[4] Love won unopposed in the 2010 general election.[5]

He was chosen by Republican caucus in a three-person field on December 27, 2010 to fill the term of Sen. Tim Huelskamp, who had resigned to serve as U.S. congressman, immediately bypassing his House term and going straight to the Kansas Senate.

In the 2012 campaign, Love ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Johnny Dunlap II by a 13,539-4,033 margin in the November 6, 2012 general election.[6][7][8]

Committee assignments[edit]

Sen. Love serves on these legislative committees:

  • Local Government
  • Agriculture
  • Assessment and Taxation
  • Joint Committee on Information Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Utilities[1]

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Love's 2012 campaign, according to Project Vote Smart.[9]

Juliette and Rodney Steven, $2,000; Kansas Chamber of Commerce, $1,664; a number of contributors gave $1,000 each.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Senator Garrett Love | Legislators | Kansas State Legislature". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08). "2,027 students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  5. ^ "2010 General Election : Kansas Secretary of State" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Kansas Secretary of State | Home". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  7. ^ "2012 Primary Election : Kansas Secretary of State" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  8. ^ "2016 Kansas General Election" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  9. ^ a b "Garrett Love's Campaign Finances - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 

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